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  • Why it's hard for obese people to lose weight

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Like in a terror network, removing the key players from clinical networks can result in the collapse of the entire network, according to research conducted by Janet Long of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research. Clinical networks – or collaborations between health professionals from different...

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    Is the ED the best place for patients to die?

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Of the 140,000 people who die in Australia each year, at least 100,000 are “expected” to die. Of these, 54% die in acute care hospitals and only 16% die at home.  For the majority of those patients, their end-of life (EOL) trajectory is characterised by long term deterioration with multiple...

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    Keeping faith on accreditation

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Accreditation should be seen as an ongoing quality improvement and review process rather than a one-off challenge to be met, said Dr David Greenfield of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research, University of New South Wales (UNSW). As part of the ARC-funded ACCREDIT Project, which Professors...

  • Are antidepressants over-prescribed?

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Systematic reviews could one day be updated in minutes at a fraction of the current cost thanks to new automation, according to Dr Guy Tsafnat of the Centre for Health Informatics. Reviews of the evidence provide valuable decision support for doctors, but it takes one or two people up to two years...

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    UNSW's Top Researchers 'Speed Date' with Teachers

    Monday, 29 April 2013

    HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Here’s something you don’t get to do every day! Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) recently organised a ‘speed dating’ event for teachers attending the NSW Science Teachers Association’s  Biology Subject Day, held at UNSW. With over 100 teachers...

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    Predicting the risk of depressive disorder – promises and pitfalls

    Friday, 19 April 2013

      Abstract Background.Merging of hospitals into health enterprises ensued from the Norwegian hospital reform of 2002. A complex restructuring process lasting from 2007 to 2009 resulted in the merger of three hospitals into the University Hospital of North Norway.   Material and methods.Clinical...

  • Image - Online bipolar disorder screening tool shown to improve lives

    Online bipolar disorder screening tool shown to improve lives

    Friday, 19 April 2013

    Affecting 6% of Australians, bipolar disorder is characterised by distinctive fluctuations in mood and energy. UNSW researcher Professor Gordon Parker, based at the Black Dog Institute, says that while understanding has increased, bipolar disorder is still frequently under-diagnosed. A significant...

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    Mental disorders: debunking some myths of the DSM-5

    Friday, 19 April 2013

    OPINION: The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is due to hit psychiatrists' and psychologists' shelves next month. Produced by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the DSM provides a standardised system of diagnosing mental disorders...

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    Exercise your mind

    Friday, 12 April 2013

    Most of us take our brains for granted – until, that is, we slowly start to drift towards forgetfulness. “It’s always in the back of your mind when you forget your keys or lose track of a conversation,” says 29-year-old Andrew Watt, who watched his father’s memory slip away after he was diagnosed...

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