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  • Yes to Alzheimer’s testing

    Most people do not develop adverse psychological effects after genetic testing for Alzheimer's disease, regardless of whether the test confirms a risk of developing the illness, Australian researchers have found. The finding was made after a review of more than 20 years of psychological research by...

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    Study into cannabis withdrawal drug

    In a world-first, researchers from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC), based at UNSW, are leading a study to determine whether the pharmaceutical drug Sativex can help people better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms as a platform for ongoing abstinence. It is...

  • Image - Sex work in NSW: healthiest in the world

    Sex work in NSW: healthiest in the world

    The decriminalisation of sex work in NSW – combined with a free market approach – has resulted in one of the healthiest sex industries ever documented, a report to NSW Health has found. International authorities regard the NSW regulatory framework as best practice – the result of decades of...

  • Image - Potential biomarker emerging for diabetic neuropathy

    Potential biomarker emerging for diabetic neuropathy

      An emerging biomarker may eventually lead to new approaches for treating diabetics at risk of developing nerve damage, UNSW researchers have found. The researchers say neuropathy in diabetic patients is under-diagnosed and early identification has been problematic. It is estimated that up to 50...

  • Image - Stem cell discovery could help mend hearts

    Stem cell discovery could help mend hearts

    Researchers have discovered a new population of adult stem cells in the heart, which could augment the development of new regeneration and repair therapies for people who have suffered heart attack or heart failure, the leading cause of death in Australia. The study, led by Professor Richard Harvey...

  • Image - Appearance vs. reality: the perfectly healthy obese

    Appearance vs. reality: the perfectly healthy obese

    No one can claim to be unaware of the risks of obesity in this day and age. Almost every day there are discussions in the media about the risks of carrying excess fat. But research shows the link between obesity and ill-health is not as simple as it’s often made out to be. Obesity is all over the...

  • Image - Why research should be hacked

    Why research should be hacked

    Australian researchers are calling for the open sharing of clinical trial data in the medical research community, saying it would be instrumental in eliminating bottlenecks and duplication, and lead to faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing health problems. Moreover,...

  • Image - Focus on managing obesity

    Focus on managing obesity

    The University of New South Wales will host a new centre targeting primary care in obesity to improve access to services and management of the widespread, chronic condition. The Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care has been funded by the...

  • Image - Highest rates of cannabis use

    Highest rates of cannabis use

    Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, according to comprehensive research on illicit drug use. Up to 15 per cent of 15 to 64 year olds in the two countries use cannabis, while 2.8 per cent of the same age group use drugs such as speed and...

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