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    More tests vital for health IT

    Tuesday, 30 October 2012

    AIHI Seminar Series Presenter is Caroline Turnour, Senior Advisor to the Federal Minister for Health. Abstract National Health Reform is delivering unprecedented transparency in our health system.  The seminar outlines features of the reform process that promote transparency including the...

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    How to reduce opioid overdose deaths in Australia

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    OPINION: Once again, overdose deaths from opioids are increasing in Australia. And once again, we are in danger of ignoring effective, evidence-based interventions. According to the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, there were 360 opioid overdose deaths in 2007 but 500 in 2008 – a 40%...

  • Image - Unmasking pancreatic cancer secrets

    Unmasking pancreatic cancer secrets

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    Researchers investigating the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer have found many variations in tumours, suggesting patients who seemingly have the same cancer might need to be treated differently. Professor Andrew Biankin, from The Kinghorn Cancer Centre at Sydney’s Garvan Institute of...

  • Image - A better way to award NHMRC’s medical research grants

    A better way to award NHMRC’s medical research grants

    Friday, 26 October 2012

    OPINION: Last Friday, the results for this year’s round of applications for National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) grants were released. Because headlines focus on success and rankings, universities and medical research institutes look for positive things to say about the outcomes....

  • Prime Minister opens Ingham Institute

    Tuesday, 23 October 2012

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard has opened the new UNSW-affiliated medical research precinct in south-western Sydney, the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. “I’m very proud of our researchers, proud of what they’ve achieved and proud that they are working today on the breakthroughs that...

  • Soccer program a plus for young refugees

    Monday, 22 October 2012

    Young refugees who participate in a soccer program designed to improve social cohesion say they have a significantly stronger appreciation of Australia and a greater sense of belonging, a UNSW study shows. UNSW Chancellor David Gonski AC has launched the report at UNSW, saying the program is a...

  • Promoting healthy brain ageing

    Monday, 22 October 2012

    The Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has been launched at the University of New South Wales to help tackle an illness that affects 300,000 people in Australia and is the nation’s third leading cause of death, dementia. The Centre - with a focus on healthy ageing to enable Australians to lead active...

  • Ecstasy users taking more drugs

    Tuesday, 09 October 2012

    Ecstasy appears to be making a comeback among regular drug users frequenting pubs, clubs and music festivals, which mirrors a global trend, according to the latest research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW. There has also been an increase in the number of ecstasy...

  • Methadone can cut risk of HIV transmission

    Monday, 08 October 2012

    Evidence suggests methadone and other opiate substitution treatments can significantly cut the risk of HIV infection for people who inject drugs, according to a study by researchers including Professor Louisa Degenhardt from UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.   The research,...

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