Health

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UNSW Medicine Professor Chris Heeschen told an engaged Learn@Lunch crowd about a new treatment approach that could help fight one of the world’s deadliest cancers.

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A study led by UNSW has found the most robust evidence yet that adolescents who drink regularly are twice as likely to be binge drinkers and drink drivers as adults.

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Hospital staff pay dramatically less attention to hand hygiene when they feel no one is watching, a new study reveals. The research suggests government reported compliance rates are overstated.

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A four-year study suggests medicinal cannabis is not as effective at relieving chronic non-cancer pain as commonly assumed.

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SPHERE, a venture between 14 partners in health, education and medical research, will receive $6 million from the Medical Research Future Fund. 

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Professor Rebecca Ivers from The George Institute and UNSW Sydney has been awarded the 2018 Elizabeth Blackburn Fellowship, given to Australia’s top ranked female fellow in public health.

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UNSW researchers will work in an international team to reduce the misuse of antibiotics that contributes to germs becoming resistant to medicines. 

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A symposium of distinguished guests supported a research agenda to perpetuate the legacy of the late Professor David Cooper. 

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The 2018 Australian Mental Health Prize was launched today at UNSW, with nominations open for those making outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

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Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.

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