Health

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UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. 

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Dust particles in the air may be more harmful to asthmatics than soot from one of Australia's main roadways, UNSW research shows.

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UNSW’s best-ever Fellowship result demonstrates the relevance and application of the University’s medical research, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Les Field says.

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Suicide is as preventable as skin cancer. But despite initiatives like RUOK Day, we don't follow through with the right strategies, writes Helen Christensen.

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By characterising healthcare reform as a simplistic fiscal balancing act, we are overlooking new opportunities to find significant budgetary savings while simultaneously improving the quality of care, write Louisa Jorm and Peter Smith.

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An Australian-first research centre promises to realise the potential of big data to reduce the costs of healthcare while simultaneously improving the prevention and management of many diseases. 

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UNSW’s Professor Maree Teesson has won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for her outstanding mentorship of a team of young researchers.

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Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are 60% less likely to complete high school and seven times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven't used the drug, UNSW research shows.

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Global guidelines in place to protect health workers treating Ebola in the field could be putting lives at risk, says UNSW infectious diseases expert Professor Raina MacIntyre.

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Teenagers whose parents supply alcohol in adolescence are three times as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol at 16 compared to teens in families that do not, a major NDARC study has found.

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