Health

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Only 25% of hip fracture patients leave hospital on active treatment for osteoporosis, the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry's 2018 report shows.

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Cancer tumour cells in the blood can be more accurately and cheaply detected using a malaria protein, new research led by UNSW’s Chris Heeschen shows.

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Elderly people near the end of their lives are receiving hospital treatment that is too aggressive, a UNSW-led study has found.

Obesity

A UNSW-led team researching a drug to avoid insulin resistance was greeted with an unexpected result that could have implications for the nation's rising rates of obesity and associated disease.

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A smallpox outbreak originating in Fiji was the hypothetical scenario confronting researchers, frontline responders and policymakers gathered at UNSW Sydney.

Opioids

The number of people dying as a result of opioid use has risen markedly, says a report by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW Sydney.

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Millions of people around the world could have a simpler way to reduce their blood pressure, a trial led by The George Institute for Global Health suggests.

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Point-of-care tests to detect and treat key infectious diseases will be expanded in 300 health centres in four countries thanks to a new program led by UNSW. 

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A report from the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health says stigma and language are still barriers to treatment. 

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New scholarships funded by Western NSW Local Health District will help Indigenous students study medicine at UNSW and then return to the west of the state for internships. 

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