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20 February 2017
Obesity expert reignites sugar tax debate

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in Australia would be just as logical as existing mandatory controls on alcohol and tobacco, a leading obesity expert argues in the latest Medical Journal of Australia (MJA).

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20 February 2017
It's goodbye to the Nationals unless they become a genuine country party

To win back its dwindling constituency, the Nationals would need to adopt some of the social justice policies espoused by Labor, writes Associate Professor Michael Hogan in The Guardian.

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20 February 2017
Student entrepreneur to connect with China's best and brightest

Zoe Neill, a second-year International Relations student from the University of Sydney, will join 67 other young entrepreneurs as part of this year’s China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP).

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17 February 2017
Energy drinks could be deadly for young people with heart conditions

People born with a genetic cardiac rhythm disorder called Long QT Syndrome are at higher risk of dangerous heart rhythms or even death after consuming energy drinks.

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17 February 2017
Early career female researchers shine in cancer fellowships

Sydney researchers have received more than $6.4M to develop personalised treatments for ovarian cancer, investigate the link between sleep apnoea and tumour growth and improve the speed, accuracy and thoroughness of cancer diagnosis and treatment decision-making.

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16 February 2017
How changing times made Australia’s political leaders more disposable

Politics was once a gentlemanly affair with leadership spills a rare sight; but times have certainly changed, writes Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen in this extract from his book Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott.

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16 February 2017
Researchers win grants to combat diabetes epidemic

University of Sydney researchers have won over $800,000 in grants from Diabetes Australia to improve the understanding, detection and treatment of diabetes. 

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16 February 2017
Trailblazer tales help authors vie for literary prize

Two University of Sydney historians are in the running for Australia’s richest business literature prize.    

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15 February 2017
Five things you should do at Orientation Week

Amidst the fun and social activities of the USU's OWeek festival, there are plenty of other important events and sessions. Make sure you take the time to do these 5 things – you'll thank yourself later. 

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15 February 2017
Housing supply shouldn't be the only policy tool politicians cling to

The most popular government policy at the moment for solving housing affordability continues to be increasing housing supply, writes Professor Phibbs and Professor Gurran.

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