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  • Image - Drug abuse projects and Aboriginal health get NHMRC backing

    Drug abuse projects and Aboriginal health get NHMRC backing

    Wednesday, 06 December 2017

    Research to improve the lives of drug users and a project to investigate the high rates of falls in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest UNSW Sydney winners in the final round of NHMRC funding for 2017 announced on Wednesday. The Kirby Institute at UNSW will receive $9...

  • Image - Never had a Pap smear? Now there’s a DIY option for you

    Never had a Pap smear? Now there’s a DIY option for you

    Friday, 01 December 2017

    OPINION: This month sees the end of Pap smears every two years for women aged 18-69 and the start of a new screening regime for cervical cancer. As has been much discussed, women will now start testing at age 25 with a test for the human papillomavirus (HPV), then tested every five years until they...

  • Image - Funding boost for mental health research at UNSW

    Funding boost for mental health research at UNSW

    Thursday, 30 November 2017

    A mental health app for teenagers, a school-based program to prevent substance abuse, and treatments for traumatised refugees are some of the UNSW projects that will share in more than $8 million in NHMRC funding. In his latest funding announcement, Minister for Health Greg Hunt committed more than...

  • Image - Cancer Wellness Centre for Liverpool one step closer

    Cancer Wellness Centre for Liverpool one step closer

    Thursday, 30 November 2017

    Liverpool Hospital Cancer Services has been awarded a $2 million Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) grant to go towards the first cancer Wellness Centre in south western Sydney. Liverpool’s Director of Cancer Services, Professor Geoff Delaney, said the grant was a huge step forward for...

  • Image - What goes on inside a medically supervised injection facility?

    What goes on inside a medically supervised injection facility?

    Wednesday, 29 November 2017

    OPINION: The Victorian government recently announced a medically supervised injecting centre for North Richmond, an inner-city area plagued by drug overdoses. While some may argue the establishment of such facilities normalises drug use, the centres offer an essential service to keep people who use...

  • Image - Changing the game: 30 years of drug and alcohol research

    Changing the game: 30 years of drug and alcohol research

    Tuesday, 28 November 2017

    To mark its 30th anniversary the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney has released a report looking back at 30 years of drug and alcohol research in Australia. The report, Changing the Game: 30 Years of Drug and Alcohol Research, covers highlights from NDARC’s history...

  • Image - Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

    Friday, 24 November 2017

    OPINION: Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits. Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then...

  • Image - Streamlined genetic tests and respiratory risks for premature babies

    Streamlined genetic tests and respiratory risks for premature babies

    Friday, 24 November 2017

    As demand for genetic counselling skyrockets, UNSW researchers are leading a nationwide program to train oncology specialists in how to offer genetic tests to women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  This year, more than 150 oncology doctors and nurses across 30 hospitals and clinics have been trained...

  • Image - Digital mental health research wins major innovation award

    Digital mental health research wins major innovation award

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    Mental health apps, an automated logistics transport management system and a sun exposure sensor were among the winners at the 2017 UNSW Innovation Awards. Digital Dog, a research group within the UNSW research affiliate the Black Dog Institute, was named winner of the Innovation of the Year Award...

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