Health

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Almost two-thirds of parents are foggy on the facts around cannabis use and its effects, despite believing they hold the primary responsibility for the drug education of their children, according to a new survey.

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To understand why we fart, you need to know something about the volume of gases produced in the bowels first, writes Terry Bolin.

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If properly designed, the proposed $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund would keep talented researchers in Australia and help bolster exactly the kind of high-tech clever manufacturing industries we need, writes Phil Hogg.

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As the Socceroos brace for their first test in the so-called Pool of Death, a group of teenagers is preparing to jet off for Brazil in what may well be Australia’s best World Cup hope.

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UNSW Medicine has strengthened its commitment to rural medical education by opening its fifth rural clinical school campus

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UNSW has won four of 20 prestigious awards given to the country’s top health and medical researchers. The haul includes a particularly strong performance by female researchers.

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A drug traditionally used as an anaesthetic and sometimes used recreationally could be effective in preventing suicide in severely depressed patients, says a UNSW academic who has trialled the drug.

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In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal power stations, US President Barack Obama put the emphasis on health. Now it's time for Australia to do the same, write Melissa Haswell and Haydn Washington.

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A doctor who worked at the Christmas Island detention centre has told a UNSW forum there has been “no adequate response” to a 92-page letter detailing concerns about asylum seekers' health.

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Paying fees may not be a choice that many aspiring PhD students will make, so while $20 billion to medical research is great, who’s actually going to do the research?

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