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    Heavy teenage cannabis use linked with anxiety disorders

    Wednesday, 08 August 2012

    Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study of 2000 Victorian teenagers has found. Those who used frequently in their teens and continued to use on a daily basis at the age of 29 were...

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    Schizophrenic brain on red alert

    Wednesday, 08 August 2012

    The brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, according to research from Neuroscience Research Australia and the University of New South Wales. The finding is the strongest evidence so far of a link between immune function and schizophrenia, with 40 per cent of...

  • Michael J Fox Foundation funds local research

    Monday, 06 August 2012

    An Australian researcher who has been investigating the potentially protective role of a gene that plays a central role in Parkinson’s Disease is to receive support from the Michael J Fox Foundation. Conjoint Associate Professor Antony Cooper, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the...

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    Help on the go

    Monday, 25 June 2012

    The Australian Institute of Health Innovation's new website has now been launched.  In addition to continued development of the Institute site, we are working towards bringing new sites for each of the Institute's Centres online in the very near future.

  • Halting the binge drinking juggernaut

    Friday, 01 June 2012

    Professors Ken Hillman and Jeffrey Braithwaite, together with Associate Professor Jack Chen and Dr Hadis Nostrati, recently participated in the 7th International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams. The conference was hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and...

  • Pos-neg couples hold key to HIV prevention

    Tuesday, 01 May 2012

    The Institute is contributing to a fascinating debate about the value of accreditation as a mechanism for improving the quality and safety of health care. You can join in during April,and vote for or against the motion: "There really is no evidence that accreditation has improved the quality of...

  • Younger onset dementia and memory disorders on the rise

    Friday, 28 October 2011

    The Institute was successful in the October, 2011 round of National Health and Medical Research funding, achieving exceptional results. We were awarded four research grants with a combined value of $4.4 million. Centre of Research Excellence in E-health Professor Enrico Coiera led a team of...

  • Treating stubborn depression

    Wednesday, 20 March 2019

    At least one in three patients with depression won’t respond well to a series of treatments and experts in the field have joined together to outline practical treatments to tackle the issue, in the Medical Journal of Australia Open. UNSW Medicine researchers outlined the latest evidence-based drug...

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    Funding excellence

    Wednesday, 20 March 2019

    UNSW’s expertise in suicide prevention and substance abuse has once again been recognised with $5 million funding for two new Centres of Research Excellence. The UNSW Centres – one to target suicide prevention, the other mental health and substance abuse – will receive close to $2.5 million each...

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