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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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UNSW Medicine alumna Elizabeth de Somer has been appointed CEO of Medicines Australia, the country’s peak body representing the innovative medicine industry.

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New research shows how the brain can respond to changes in body temperature and affect how much we want to eat.

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Hundreds of people gathered at Sydney's Town Hall today to remember UNSW Scientia Professor David Cooper AC, immunologist and pioneer in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Students who won a national competition will have their stories included in a school drug and alcohol prevention program developed by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, based at UNSW Sydney.

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A variance in four genes has been identified in a significant proportion of people affected by cleft lip and palate, in research led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney.

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An increase in condomless sex in pre-exposure prophylaxis users is predictable as preventing HIV is the key motivator for condom use among gay and bisexual men.

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Researchers at the Kirby Institute and UNSW Sydney have found that due to a decrease in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine over time, June and July could be the best time to get the jab for overall protection against the illness. 

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News reports that 70% of women with breast cancer don't need chemotherapy need to be heeded with caution: it's a very specific (but substantial) subtype that was studied.

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