Health

Genetic fingerprinting may predict who will benefit from early hepatitis C treatment and who will clear the virus spontaneously, new research shows.

Negative early life experiences are having a major impact in the brains of Indigenous children, leading to problems in later life, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium suggests.

How much can we influence our brains? Does brain development extend over a lifetime? A Brain Sciences UNSW symposium outlines the latest findings in brain plasticity.

An experimental drug to treat hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women could be a viable alternative to hormone replacement therapy, according to UNSW researchers.

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Laser acupuncture is a plausible treatment for depression and other mental disorders, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time.

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Adults who ride in the back of new cars are at higher risk of serious injury during an accident than those in the front seat, new research has found.

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Being fearful of falling can lead to actual falls among older people, irrespective of their real physical risk, new research finds.

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Australia has one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse in the world, yet few people seek treatment, a new study from UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.

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UNSW's record enrolment of Indigenous medical students has been further boosted with five new Indigenous scholarships funded by the Balnaves Foundation.

Men with a family history of prostate cancer who are confused about whether to undergo controversial screening could have their questions answered thanks to an online resource.

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