Health

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The most popular stories of 2019 take us from identifying semi-identical twins in pregnancy to reversing the negative effects of menopause. 

Christmas table setting

A psychologist weighs in on why our brain tells us to overeat during the holidays – and how we can manage those signals.

Dr Jaffly Chen

UNSW Sydney student Dr Jaffly Chen has been selected for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021 in China.

mental health

We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.

Refugees with insecure visas experience more trauma, depression and PTSD

A new study has revealed the association between refugees’ visas and their mental health.

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It’s not necessarily the type of exercise that has the biggest impact on women’s strength gains, but how often they do it, a UNSW Sydney-led study has found. 

Matthew Lennon, Scott Morrison, Michael McCormack, Judy Brewer

Dr Matthew Lennon, a graduate from UNSW Sydney, will utilise the Tim Fischer Monash scholarship to further his studies in dementia research.

Mindgardens

$7 million in Commonwealth Government funding will underpin the launch of a unique service providing expert support for people with mental health, neurological and alcohol and drug disorders.

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A UNSW study debunks the myth that an imposed floor on alcohol prices would drive less-wealthy, heavy drinkers to drink even more.

ageing

Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.

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