• 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...

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    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,...

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    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...

  • New post to tackle $12 billion health problem

    Common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are now the leading cause of sickness absence and work incapacity in most industrialised countries, costing the Australian economy $12 billion a year, says Dr Sam Harvey, who has been appointed to the first dedicated clinical research post...

  • Dry July raises $200,000 for NSW Cancer Survivors Centre

    The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre has received a cheque for $205,810 from the Dry July campaign to enable the fledgling centre to buy equipment and help patients cope with the challenges they face after cancer treatment. The UNSW-based centre, which is Australia’s first community-based centre for...

  • The crying game

    Work is underway to discover if human tears can play a role in the early diagnosis of breast and prostate cancer, as well as confirming if a person has a predisposition to developing the diseases. The UNSW research, in collaboration with the Brien Holden Vision Institute, St George Hospital and...

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    Mini-strokes signal health warning

    Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies for those who experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA). In one of the largest studies of its kind ever...

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