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New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.

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Scientists have found a new genetic mechanism that makes some families more susceptible to colorectal, bowel and other cancers.

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One of the country's top mental health innovators, Professor Helen Christensen, is the Black Dog Institute's new leader, replacing Scientia Professor Gordon Parker, who's stepping down after 10 years at the helm

Women who suffer violence at the hands of men are highly likely to experience mental disorders for the rest of their lives, new research shows.

Eight out of ten Australians would radically change their risky behaviour if tests showed they had a genetic susceptibility to depression, a national study has found.

A new study has identified the neural mechanism that hinders reward identification and decision-making in people suffering from schizophrenia, highlighting the need for more effective drug therapies to help people with the disease manage their daily lives.

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The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre at UNSW aims to improve the health of the rapidly growing number of Australian cancer survivors, now estimated to be around one million.

Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows.

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The medical research community can only be encouraged by the level of commitment demonstrated by the NSW government's $30 million funding to fast track cancer research, UNSW's Dean of Medicine, Professor Peter Smith, says.

Patients attending selected drug and alcohol clinics will be offered liver screening and counselling as part of a program to help prevent more than 1,000 deaths each year from liver disease.

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