Health

Dementia

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

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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.

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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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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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