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Fresh hope for preventing pneumonia in the elderly this winter

23 April 2014
There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older...
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Bionic ear technology used for gene therapy

23 April 2014
Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds...
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Assessing the costs and benefits of legalising cannabis

23 April 2014
OPINION: About one-quarter of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis. And advocates often point to the potential of raising tax revenue from sales as part of their argument. But there has...
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Electronic “safety net” for medical tests delivers positive results

14 April 2014
In a step forward for patient safety, UNSW research has shown that a new electronic “safety net” for medical tests has had significant success, with no results going missing under the new system. The...
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More young Australians abstaining from alcohol

10 April 2014
A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade.  The percentage of Australians aged 14-17 who do not drink alcohol has increased from almost 33% in...
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Bowel cancer: raising awareness is our best hope

3 April 2014
OPINION: How much more "awareness" of breast cancer is needed? Is there any other cancer that people are more aware of? Let’s be bold and shift the cancer awareness spotlight to where the sun doesn’t...
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Australian use of underground illicit drug websites jumps

31 March 2014
The number of illicit drug retailers selling to Australia on underground websites such as the now defunct Silk Road increased significantly in 2013, according to monitoring by the National Drug and...
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Spike in use of underground illicit drug websites

28 March 2014
The number of illicit drug retailers selling to Australia on underground websites, such as the now defunct Silk Road, increased significantly in 2013, according to monitoring by the National Drug...
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Nature’s “rising star” in research

28 March 2014
UNSW is the “rising star” in high-quality research publications, according to the latest Nature Publishing Index (NPI) for the Asia-Pacific region. Released today as a supplement to the Nature...
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Influenza and influenza vaccine

28 March 2014
Influenza is a viral infection which peaks in winter. It varies in severity from season to season, but during a severe season can infect up to 15% of adults and 30% of children.  Influenza causes...

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