Health

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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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The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre has received a cheque for $205,810 from the Dry July campaign to help patients cope with the challenges they face after cancer treatment.

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A UNSW-led soccer initiative designed to improve social cohesion for young refugees, is now part of an after-school care program.

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An increase in deaths from prescription painkillers is alarming, but the problem does not arise from one simple cause and a single intervention won't offer a solution, argues Louisa Degenhardt.

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The complexity of genetic mutations responsible for pancreatic cancer means patients may need individual diagnoses and treatments, Australian research shows.

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Once again, overdose deaths from opioids are increasing in Australia. And once again, we are in danger of ignoring effective, evidence-based interventions, argues Alex Wodak.

Grief

It’s normal to have recurring waves of grief after the loss of a loved one but prolonged, severe grief requires treatment, writes Richard Bryant.

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The UNSW-affiliated medical research centre, the Ingham Institute, has officially opened in Sydney.

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The new Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing will help tackle an illness that is the nation’s third leading cause of death, dementia.

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