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Poor health literacy, not lack of motivation, the culprit for Australia’s obesity epidemic

31 July 2015
OPINION: Many medical professionals wrongly assume the growing ranks of overweight and obese Australians are not sufficiently motivated to lose weight. Instead, our research suggests low health...
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UNSW med students hit QLD's high seas for Airlie Beach RaceWeek

31 July 2015
TWELVE medical students from the UNSW's Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School will join the crew of Helsal 3 for the 26th edition of Airlie Beach RaceWeek next week. The students were invited by the...
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UNSW study finds GPs failing to help patients beat the bulge

31 July 2015
Australian GPs are failing in their attempts to help overweight or obese patients lose weight because they are mistaking low health literacy with a lack of motivation, according to new research. In...
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High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’

29 July 2015
Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. The study, led by the UNSW Head of...
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Managing drug users’ high suicide risk: new NDARC resource assists co-ordinated approach

29 July 2015
• almost half of long-term heroin users have previously attempted suicide, compared with 3% of the general population • one in 10 considers suicide • one in 20 has a suicide plan A new tool to...
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Ketamine clinic GPs could risk sanction

28 July 2015
FLYNN MURPHY THE doctors of Aura Medical Corp could face medico-legal sanction if they fail to refer potentially suicidal patients to other health services when the company stops its business. Last...
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World Hepatitis Day: Methadone can protect injecting drug users against hep C

28 July 2015
Up to two million hepatitis C infection cases could be averted worldwide in the next ten years if opioid substitution therapy was more readily available to injecting drug users, according to new...
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Check out this stunning pic from RCS student!

28 July 2015
Wow. Just wow. This is incredible picture from UNSW medicine student Nathan Mortimer nabbed top prize in the RCS 2015 photo comp. Click here to see the top 3 winning submissions from RCS students...
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Webinar: Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders: how do they affect young people?

28 July 2015
July 30, 2015: 2PM AEST with Dr Cath Chapman Did you know that...? ~ Co-occurring anxiety, depression and substance use disorders are among the leading causes of burden in people ages 15-24 ~...
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UNSW to lead Australia’s first medical cannabis trial, aimed at adults with terminal cancer

27 July 2015
UNSW will lead Australia’s first medical cannabis trial to assess whether cannabis products can enhance the quality of life for adults with terminal cancer in the final stages of their life. The...

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