Health

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Medication prescribing errors can be reduced by as much as 66 percent with the introduction of electronic prescribing technology in hospitals, new Australia-first research shows.

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In a world-first, UNSW researchers are leading a trial of the drug Sativex to better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms.

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Australia and NZ have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, finds a new study led by the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre.

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At this time of year a number of consumption ''cues'' collide, creating the perfect storm for indulgence and guilt, writes Dr Lenny Vartanian in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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UNSW scientists will receive $18 million for research into early onset dementia and mood disorders, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek announced during a visit to the University.

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OPINION: Fiji's crackdown on sex workers only serves to jeopardise essential HIV prevention programs, write Karen McMillan and Associate Professor Heather Worth.

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Fiji sex workers are being subjected to human rights abuses, including torture, at the hands of the military, a new report has found.

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Researchers have discovered a population of adult stem cells in the heart, raising the prospect of new therapies to help regeneration after heart attack or heart failure.

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A health supplement used by bodybuilders could be the key to treating a life-threatening muscular dystrophy affecting hundreds of Australian children.

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Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW.

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