Health

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A world-first study is under way looking at the genetic predisposition of some people to become depressed after bereavement.

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Groundbreaking work on HIV, cardiovascular disease and improving patient safety are among the major UNSW research programs to be awarded funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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Young people with a known genetic risk of bipolar disorder but no clinical signs of the condition show reduced reaction to facial emotions, a new brain imaging study has found.

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The burden of major depression and anxiety have each increased by 37 per cent in 20 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease report.

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Ketamine may be useful as an antidepressant in urgent situations – where the patient is seriously depressed and acutely suicidal – and where other treatments have failed, writes Colleen Loo.

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The challenge is to restore integrity and critical independence to research, while placing community interests above that of industry, write Adam Dunn, Ian Kerridge and Wendy Lipworth.

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Depression can be deadly. Asking for help, and enabling early intervention, can save lives, writes Kerryn Phelps.

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Using a super-resolution fluorescent microscope, medical scientists are a step closer to understanding why and how human immune cells decide to activate or not, thus enabling or preventing disease taking hold in the body.

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As much as technology can improve the health system, it can also have deadly side effects, write Enrico Coiera and Farah Magrabi.

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Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute has been involved in every major breakthrough in world-wide HIV treatment and management.

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