Health

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With dementia on the rise, a new report calls for greater awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors that increase risk of the condition, including diabetes, physical inactivity and mid-life obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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An intervention approach that involves structured visits to healthcare professionals for nursing home residents after hospital discharge halves their chance of readmission and visits to emergency rooms, according to new research by UNSW.

 

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Doctors should consider using e-cigarettes to help patients who have repeatedly failed to quit tobacco, a new study says.

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Mental health for more than 400,000 people in NSW living with an intellectual disability was the focus of a national roundtable at UNSW opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

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Private health insurance premiums rise from April 1, leaving consumers wondering if they should give it up or downgrade to save money.

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Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who learn they carry a genetic mutation in a breast cancer gene experience more distress at this test result if they have no family history of the disease.

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An alarming number of children under five years of age are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, leading to calls for better education of health care providers. 

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Researchers from UNSW and Harvard have identified that replacing two naturally occurring molecules can reverse the ageing process of blood vessels in mice, boosting the animals' physical endurance.

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High-speed imaging techniques have revealed that a coordinated “zippering” up of expanding rings on the surface of developing embryos is a critical step in their healthy development.

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A landmark study on the standard of healthcare for Australian children has found that while clinicians generally adhere to treatment guidelines, there are areas that could improve.

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