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The country’s peak body for health and medical research has recognised three UNSW researchers for their outstanding contributions.

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By paying our share to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Australia will maintain the right to exert influence on one of the real jewels of international co-operation, write John Kaldor and David Cooper. 

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Death rates are greater if a patient is admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department over the weekend than during the working week, UNSW research finds.

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, but the reaction to the report has been muted and it seems to be business as usual, writes Bin Jalaludin. 

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UNSW has received $37 million in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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The current debate on disclosure threshholds obscures the much larger question of why doctors need to receive “tea and biscuits” from pharmaceutical companies at all, write Wendy Lipworth and Ian Kerridge. 

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The number of newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection in Australia continues to rise, having increased by 10 percent in 2012 to reach 1253, the largest number in 20 years. Trends in Behaviour

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Leading Australian medical faculties will unveil a world-first model for health care education utilising next-generation educational technology to improve access and outcomes for students, healthcare professionals and patients.

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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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