Health

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The level of activity in the resting brain has a direct link to the ability to do well on cognitive tests, according to new research from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at UNSW Sydney.

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UNSW medical researchers whose work focuses on the beginning and the end of life have received three of six grants awarded by the HCF Research Foundation.

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The ease of creating a smallpox-like virus, and the growing number of vulnerable people with weakened immune systems, present challenges for emergency response planners, researchers have warned.

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Parents of babies with heart disease want early access to cardiac geneticists and genetic counsellors, new research has found.

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Digital health experts have gathered at UNSW to discuss the future of healthcare technology and the use of big data in health systems around the world at the first International Digital Health Symposium.

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A study of thousands of premature babies has found that parents who spend long periods in hospital caring for their infant experience less stress and that babies show faster weight gain.

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Wearing face masks to prevent disease and counter pollution is common in many Asian countries, but their effectiveness depends on the type of mask, write C Raina MacIntyre and Abrar Ahmad Chughtai.

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Despite rates of spinal fusion being on the rise for chronic back pain sufferers, current evidence doesn't support its effectiveness, write Gustavo Machado, Christine Lin and Ian Harris.

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As injuries at indoor trampoline parks soar, there is an urgent need for mandatory minimum safety standards, write Lisa Nicole Sharwood, Davide Eager and Susan Adams.

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UNSW medical researcher Keith Ooi has received a $1 million grant to lead a major study to see if probiotics can improve the overall health and life expectancy of children with cystic fibrosis.

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