Health

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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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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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Liverpool Hospital Cancer Services has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation to go towards the first cancer Wellness Centre in south western Sydney.

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Unless new Federal Government changes to hospital funding for avoidable medical complications are implemented alongside other measures, they are unlikely to have much impact, writes Helen Dickinson.

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A medically supervised injecting centre provides the setting and the possibility for a new type of connection with drug users, writes Marianne Jauncey.

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The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW has marked its 30th anniversary with a report looking back at 30 years of drug and alcohol research in Australia.

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Streamlined genetic testing for women diagnosed with cancer and strategies to improve outcomes for premature babies in Australia were the subjects of the fifth Professorial Inaugural Lectures at UNSW.

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