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ADI celebrates 30 years

25 October 2014
Washington. 1984. A small band of pioneers and experts came together with stars in their eyes and one dream in their minds: “a better life for people with dementia and their carers”. 30 years later,...
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Towards a world without dementia

25 October 2014
Dementia, characterised by a steady decline in our thinking ability and the eventual loss of our identity, is one of the diseases we fear most.    Despite it costing more than $5 billion a year to...
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State-of-the-art cancer centre to halve time from research to patient care

23 October 2014
A game-changing medical alliance initiated by UNSW and the Prince of Wales Hospital has been launched by the NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Health and Medical Research Jillian Skinner. It...
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UNSW students and staff unite against Ebola

22 October 2014
Every time one of her four-year-old twins develops a fever in Ebola-hit northern Liberia, UNSW postgraduate health student Samretta Caldwell fears the worst. The registered nurse arrived in Australia...
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Health students learn compassion counts

22 October 2014
NO one knows how they will react when they have to tell a family the news that a loved one has passed away or only has a few days to live. Last week the University of NSW held a ‘grief and loss day’...
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Anti-ageing researcher David Sinclair to showcase new technologies that turn back the clock

21 October 2014
Two of the world’s leading anti-ageing researchers will use the 2014 UNSW Medicine Dean's Lecture to present new technology and breakthroughs that will enable us to live longer, healthier lives. UNSW...
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Former Coffs student talks medicine and kids

20 October 2014
Former Coffs Rural Clinical School student, Brydie Ksiaszek, features in Amy Mills' SMH article on mothers who juggle high-powered careers and young families, and the vexed question on whether to...
Use of synthetic cannabis drops: 2014 Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting System (EDRS)

Use of synthetic cannabis drops

20 October 2014
Use of synthetic cannabis has halved among a group of regular stimulant drug users and use of other synthetic drugs appears to have stabilised, a national drugs trends conference will hear today...
Ice use increases among people who inject drugs: 2014 IDRS

Ice use increases among people who inject drugs

20 October 2014
Overall use of methamphetamine has stabilised, but ice use has increased among people who inject drugs 61 per cent of people who regularly inject drugs reported using ice in the previous six...
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HIV, cancer projects get NHMRC funding boost

17 October 2014
UNSW research into childhood cancers, HIV prevention, and sexually transmissible diseases in remote Aboriginal communities has received major backing in the latest round of federal government health...

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