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UNSW's Shared Health Research and Education Campus celebrates opening milestone

28 April 2016
AN award winning medicine and allied health education building is a regional leadership model, guests heard at an opening ceremony. The Port Macquarie Shared Health Research and Education Campus (...
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Australia on track to eliminate blinding trachoma, but hotspots remain in remote communities

27 April 2016
Overall prevalence of trachoma in Australia is declining as a result of strengthened control programs, according to a surveillance report released today by UNSW’s Kirby Institute. Trachoma is the...
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Death in offshore detention: predictable and preventable

27 April 2016
OPINION: Asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei suddenly became ill last year from a leg infection which escalated to septicaemia. He needed rapid evacuation from Manus Island to receive appropriate specialist...
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Study finds peer support critical to reducing HIV transmission after diagnosis

20 April 2016
Earlier diagnosis of HIV and peer support for those newly diagnosed reduces the likelihood of onward transmission of the infection, according to a new report released today by the Kirby Institute at...

Investigating plasma levels as a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

18 April 2016
A Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) paper published in Current Alzheimer Research presents the first detailed study of the relationship between plasma levels of two amyloid beta peptides (Aβ1-...
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Thinking about getting the 2016 flu vaccine? Here’s what you need to know

15 April 2016
OPINION: Up to one in ten adults and three in ten children are infected with influenza each year. The vaccine we have used for decades, the trivalent vaccine (TIV), protects against three strains of...

National audit reveals that intellectual disability health content within medical curriculum is variable and limited

14 April 2016
Results of the first national audit of intellectual disability content in medical curricula in Australia in 15 years show that current intellectual disability content taught within medical training...
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Repairing DNA damage in the human body – new insights into how cancers develop

14 April 2016
UNSW medical scientists have discovered that DNA repair is compromised at important regions of our genome, shedding new light on how cancers develop in the human body. Repairing damage in DNA from...
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UNSW launches program to help refugee men overcome mental health stigma

14 April 2016
A new website will help traumatised refugee men overcome the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and encourage them to seek help. ‘Tell Your Story’ is the first program of...
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World First Teaching and Research Collaboration Brings Clinical Skills Online

13 April 2016
UNSW Medicine students now have access to a world first platform that not only teaches vital clinical skills in an online and interactive environment, but is also part of a collaborative research...

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