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“Reason to Ride” event raises vital funds for David Morris Cancer Research Fund

4 September 2015
An endurance cyclist ride from Townsville to Cloncurry has raised vital funds and awareness of cancer research being undertaken at UNSW Medicine. The Reason to Ride fundraiser raised $33,000 for the...
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Australian children speak out about dementia

3 September 2015
Australian children have revealed in a series of videos the impact of having a close relative diagnosed with dementia, in a bid to help other children better understand the condition. The video...
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Hospital management of suicide “alarming”

3 September 2015
The first ever study into people presenting to hospital following a suicide attempt has found one third will receive no mental health follow up. The study, conducted over a six-year period and led...
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Elderly men have the highest suicide rate – and ageism stops us from doing something about it

3 September 2015
OPINION: The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures...
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Personalised program aims to push childhood cancer survival to 100%

2 September 2015
Australian children with the most aggressive forms of cancer are set to benefit from a new program that will examine their unique cancer cells to help identify the drugs most likely to kill their...
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World-first fallopian tube biobank provides new insights into failed pregnancies

2 September 2015
A world-first biobank of human fallopian tube samples established by the Royal Hospital for Women  and UNSW will give new insights into ectopic and failed pregnancies, ultimately leading to improved...
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Date palm fruit diet improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid protein levels in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

1 September 2015
Researchers found that a diet rich in date palm fruit improved memory, learning and coordinated-motor movement, and reduced anxiety and amyloid beta levels in mice with a precursor for Alzheimer’s...
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Better Brain. Better Life

1 September 2015
CHeBA’s Better Brain. Better Life public forum was, for the first time, taken to Western Sydney at an event generously hosted by Mounties on 19 August 2015. The Better Brain. Better Life forums, made...
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Wagga med students see red to save lives

1 September 2015
Split Enz hit the right note in 1979 with “I See Red”. Flash forward to today and the there is a call for a different type of cross. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service suffers a dip in donors...

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Supports The Dementia Momentum

31 August 2015
The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for...

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