Health

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Researchers have discovered how the modified natural compound dextran-catechin disrupts formation of blood vessels that fuel growth in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

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Variability of responses in computerised tests is a strong marker of accelerated ageing and predicts mortality in older people, researchers at UNSW's Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing have discovered.

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A storybook that empowers children to cope with the loss of a parent to brain cancer has been developed by Victorian mum Tracey Newnham with the support of UNSW clinical psychologist Brittany McGill.

 

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The team from the Simpson Centre for Health Services Research will visit UNSW's Kensington Campus for Dying to Know Day, an annual event that encourages people to consider what a good death might look like.

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Victorian mum Tracey Newnham has drawn on the support of UNSW clinical psychologist Brittany McGill to create a book that empowers children to cope with the loss of a parent to cancer. 

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Around 3,000 Australians take their lives each year, a frightening statistic that Black Dog Institute chief Helen Christensen is determined to turn around.

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Tens of thousands of Australians have been cured of Hepatitis C since March 2016, writes Greg Dore.

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Dr Nicole Kochan has been awarded a Boosting Dementia Research Grant for a world-first study that aims to improve early diagnosis of dementia.

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Significant increases in mortality rates between 2009 and 2015 indicate a major methamphetamine problem in Australia, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre researchers say.

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Research from The Kirby Institute released for World Hepatitis Day shows Australia could be one of the first countries in the world to eliminate hepatitis C.

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