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Average six-year delay between onset and diagnosis of bipolar disorder

26 July 2016
Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment....
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Widespread antipsychotic use in nursing homes unnecessary, trial shows

26 July 2016
Despite minimal evidence supporting their effectiveness to manage symptoms of dementia, the use of antipsychotic drugs in Australian nursing homes is widespread. Studies showing the drugs increase...
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Is the end of Zika nigh? How populations develop immunity

25 July 2016
OPINION: The Zika outbreak, arriving on the heels of Ebola and just in time for the Rio Olympics, has challenged global health agencies to respond rapidly and effectively. Determining the appropriate...
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Morgan helps Fijian children smile again

22 July 2016
Morgan Haines of Tanunda has seen the highs and lows of working in reconstructive surgery in resource-poor Fiji. She has just returned from a medical placement in Fiji, working with charities Avant...
Myths and Realities of Personalised Medicine: The Genetic Revolution.

Free course brings health literacy to a new era of medicine

21 July 2016
The process of tailoring treatments to individual patients based on their genetic code - often referred to as personalised medicine - is an area of medicine generating both hype and hope. And while...
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Bad diet damages the immune system even before it turns to fat

20 July 2016
A new study has shown that a junk food diet high in saturated fat begins to harm our immune system even before the weight gain begins to show. Scientists from the Australian Research Council Centre...
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Study finds HPV vaccine protects children with vulnerable immune systems

20 July 2016
While the protective benefits of the HPV vaccine in the general population are well known, new research shows it may also benefit children with weakened immune systems who are at higher risk of...
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UNSW dean receives University of Liverpool honorary doctorate

19 July 2016
UNSW Dean of Medicine Professor Rodney Phillips has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liverpool in recognition of his leadership and contribution to tropical medicine, global...
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With his inspiring grandmother and rich cultural heritage, Indigenous student Ryan Pieters overcomes odds to study medicine

18 July 2016
Indigenous medical student Ryan Pieters decided he wanted to become a doctor after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 14. He became friends with his paediatrician who opened him up...
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Do kids grow out of childhood asthma?

18 July 2016
OPINION: When a child is diagnosed with asthma, parents usually have a number of questions. How serious is asthma? Will the child grow out of it? How can it be treated? It can be difficult to get...

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