Health

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Technology-enabled medical education allows us to pool resources so we can offer students our collective best, write Peter Smith and Dror Ben-Naim. 

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More than 40 per cent of all regular psychostimulant users have used an emerging psychoactive substance in the previous six months, according to research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

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The first step in breaking the vicious cycle of disadvantage and empowering young indigenous Australians is to look at our communities' circumstances through a different lens, argues Lisa Jackson Pulver.

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Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success – instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver meaningful change.

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Perhaps the best way to measure research impact is a judicious mix-and-match approach, writes John Kaldor. 

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Dementia rates may be falling but the downward trend won’t go on forever, warns Perminder Sachdev. 

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The new UNSW MD finally recognises our graduates at an academic level commensurate with what we demand and what they achieve, writes Peter Smith, Dean of Medicine. 

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Researchers at UNSW are conducting the first ever trial of a brief online intervention to treat combined depression and alcohol misuse in young people. 

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Pockets of Australia have among the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, yet researchers say there is little public awareness about the condition and its risks especially for pregnant women.

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Scandals implicating pharmaceutical companies show we need better strategies if “corporate integrity” is to mean anything in the globalised medicine market, write Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge. 

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