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  • Image - Urgent need for cause of death reporting system for Australians with intellectual disability

    Urgent need for cause of death reporting system for Australians with intellectual disability

    Wednesday, 08 February 2017

    A total of 732 Australian adults with an intellectual disability died in NSW over six years, many from causes or conditions that could have been avoided with more appropriate health care and monitoring. That is the conclusion of the largest study ever conducted in Australia of the cause of death...

  • Image - Health Check: are painful periods normal?

    Health Check: are painful periods normal?

    Monday, 06 February 2017

    OPINION: The experience of having periods varies between women. They can be light and completely painless for some, but completely debilitating for others. The majority of women experience some cramping for one to two days during their period, and this is normal. Teenage girls are also more likely...

  • Image - Childhood cancer researchers receive $6.6m NHMRC funding boost

    Childhood cancer researchers receive $6.6m NHMRC funding boost

    Monday, 06 February 2017

    The search to find new drugs to treat Australian children diagnosed with cancer has received a $6.6 million boost in the latest funding round from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Executive Director of the Children's Cancer Institute and UNSW Conjoint Professor Michelle Haber ...

  • Image - World Cancer Day: Uncovering pancreatic cancer’s genetic tricks

    World Cancer Day: Uncovering pancreatic cancer’s genetic tricks

    Friday, 03 February 2017

    Understanding how tumours reprogram their metabolism to make the raw materials for building new cells is a burgeoning area in the search for new cancer therapies. Yet the underlying genetic changes that allow pancreatic cancer cells to reprogram their metabolism are not well understood. Now, a...

  • Image - Research funding neglects health impacts of climate change

    Research funding neglects health impacts of climate change

    Wednesday, 01 February 2017

    Australia has neglected to fund research investigating the impact of climate change on human health despite the area being pinpointed by government as a priority 25 years ago, UNSW researchers say. In 1991, the National Health and Medical Research Centre (NHMRC) commissioned a report titled Health...

  • Image - From the sandpit to the playground: lessons beyond the syllabus

    From the sandpit to the playground: lessons beyond the syllabus

    Sunday, 29 January 2017

    OPINION: Our daughter starts kindergarten on Monday. She is very excited, but she also understands that things will be different – no longer one of the bigger fish in her preschool, she will have to learn to find her place in a new environment, starting as one of the smallest, if not youngest, fish...

  • Image - Physical health ignored in people with mental illness

    Physical health ignored in people with mental illness

    Thursday, 19 January 2017

    OPINION: Australians with serious mental illness are living on average for 10-32 years less than the rest of the population, mainly due to preventable and treatable diseases like diabetes. No wonder, these early, preventable deaths have been described as a scandal. Clearly, people with mental...

  • Image - Scans reveal brain secrets of the long lost Tasmanian tiger

    Scans reveal brain secrets of the long lost Tasmanian tiger

    Thursday, 19 January 2017

    More than eighty years after the death of the last known Tasmanian tiger, scientists have used high tech imaging techniques to reconstruct the brain architecture of the apex predator for the first time, revealing new information about its intelligence and social life.  The UNSW and Emory...

  • Image - Banning e-cigarettes could increase cancer

    Banning e-cigarettes could increase cancer

    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    OPINION: E-cigarettes are a much safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking and have helped millions of smokers around the world to quit. They provide the nicotine to which smokers are addicted and the familiar hand-to-mouth smoking ritual, but without all the tars, chemicals and gases that cause...

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