Health

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There were almost 1800 drug-induced deaths among Australians in 2017, according to a new report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney.

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Researchers have discovered that a drug used to control parasitic infections can be used to inhibit melanoma growth and spread in mice.

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Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.

HIV diagnoses in Australia drop

 Australia leads the world in HIV prevention, recording the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001 

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UNSW medical data researcher Dr Kalinda Griffiths has won a major award from the Lowitja Institute for her research into health inequalities across Australia.

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A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is why it's so important we start rolling it out.

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Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, the new study says.

Australian Mental Health Prize

The prize is designed to help improve mental health care in Australia and ensure mental health issues are well understood by the public.

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A small patch allows people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels easily. But this technology isn't currently subsidised, so many everyday Australians who could benefit are missing out.

How do people get cancer?

What is cancer – the deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of people around the world each year? And… why do some people get it, and others not? 

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