• 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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