Health

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A major review by UNSW researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US, Canada and Europe.

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Tamper-resistant tablets prove less attractive to people who inject drugs, but have little effect on population level issues linked to overprescribing, overuse and harm of opioids, new research shows.

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Sticking to daily medication can be a challenge, but people with gout may soon have an app to help manage their condition and prevent a painful gout attack.

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Smokers, disadvantaged groups and people from non-English speaking backgrounds are among those less likely to access bowel cancer screening, research led by a UNSW PhD candidate has found.
 

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A team from UNSW Medicine has launched a major women's health project in Uganda as part of a long-term initiative to improve the health of the community and provide ongoing training for nurses and midwives.

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Groups of scientists are now able to ‘walk’ through cancer cells, thanks to ground-breaking multi-user virtual reality.

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Losing weight is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes but beliefs that it's harder to shed kilos when diabetic are unfounded, write Andrew Brown, Mike Lean and Wilma Leslie.

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Research to improve the lives of drug users and investigate high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW winners in the final round of 2017 NHMRC funding.

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The new screening program for cervical cancer aims to save lives by breaking down barriers that prevent women from attending screening, write Karen Canfell and Megan Smith.

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A mental health app for teenagers, a school-based program to prevent substance abuse, and treatments for traumatised refugees are among UNSW projects that will share in more than $8 million in NHMRC funding.

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