Health

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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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A new ad campaign from Coca-Cola shows they're trying to push a "sugar in moderation" line, while many of their products still contain far too much.

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An innovative eHealth program launched today at UNSW aims to target the six main lifestyle risk factors among teenagers – including binge drinking and unhealthy eating – to help prevent chronic disease later in life.

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A UNSW outreach program in northern Uganda challenged prevailing attitudes to women’s health, writes Lucy Carroll.

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