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One third of emergency patients need help with drug and alcohol problems

30 September 2016
More than a third of people presenting to NSW hospital emergency departments have an underlying drug and alcohol problem requiring intervention, a study led by researchers at UNSW’s National Drug...
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Record numbers accessing hepatitis C treatment but who is missing out?

29 September 2016
A mistrust of the health system and ongoing stigma from health workers against injecting drug users are two significant barriers that could prevent people living with hepatitis C from accessing and...
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More effort needed to drive down new infections despite success of new Hep C cure

29 September 2016
Australia is on track to cure more people of hepatitis C in 2016 alone than in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW. The report, released today at the 10th...

Peter Beshara awarded prize for best student paper at national conference

29 September 2016
Recently the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) ACT Research Symposium was held, on Saturday 10th September at the University of Canberra. The conference is a full day program showcasing...
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Medicinal cannabis trial to enrol first patients soon

28 September 2016
A ‘world first’ clinical trial to assess whether medicinal cannabis can enhance the quality of life for patients with advanced cancer will begin enrolling its first patients in the coming months....
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Suicide prevention must be more than an annual social media campaign

28 September 2016
OPINION: Here we are again, with yet more reports reminding us that suicide is the leading cause of death of Australians in the 15 to 44 age bracket. That suicide impacts more than 85 percent of us....
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Australia's suicide rate the highest in 10 years

28 September 2016
The latest ABS statistics show us that suicide is still the main cause of death among Australians aged between 15-44. This is despite increased investment and significantly increased awareness over...
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Australia sees groundbreaking roll-out of hep C cure, but enhanced prevention efforts still needed to drive down new infections

28 September 2016
Australia is on track to cure more people of hepatitis C in 2016 alone than in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia.   The report, released...
Image - Speaking with: Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about how bad research hurts us all

Speaking with: Bad Pharma author Ben Goldacre about how bad research hurts us all

23 September 2016
We are living in a time where we have greater access to lifesaving medicines and treatments than ever before. But we’re also seeing a surge in the rejection of the medical research and the...
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Inaccurate reporting of diabetes prevalence in the Pacific: are there global implications?

22 September 2016
The accuracy of reported high rates of type 2 diabetes in some Pacific Island nations has been questioned, after Australian researchers found deficiencies in the methods used to test for the disease...

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