Health

Four Parker Clover

A new analysis suggests four – not seven – is the “magic” number easily processed by the brain, challenging a long-held view on what constitutes the limit to human perception.

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An epidemic of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Australia has led UNSW researchers to embark on a world-first study to uncover the causes.

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In a world-first, UNSW researchers have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.

Dementia

A new report prepared by UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre forecasts that three million Australians will develop dementia between 2012 and 2050.

CFS

Stress-response systems in people with chronic fatigue syndrome are signalling to the body that it is not safe to relax, creating a state of high alert that can be likened to post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests.

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The speciality of intensive care has a responsibility to begin a discussion about the limitations of modern medicine and the inevitability of ageing and dying, writes Kenneth Hillman.

HepBvirus

Results of a vaccination program in newborns in the Northern Territory suggest chronic hepatitis B infection could be on the way out in Australia, a Kirby Institute study has found.

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Researchers are using online cognitive behavioural therapy to help people get more sleep.

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A study into use of the federal government’s healthdirect telephone advice line raises questions over whether the line is the best use of finite health dollars.

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Researchers are urging doctors to prioritise bone health care when considering bariatric surgery.

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