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27 June 2017
Explainer: What is tularemia and can I catch it from a possum?

Dr John-Sebastian Eden from the Faculty of Science explains on The Conversation what tularemia is and how you can catch it.

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27 June 2017
Build rural medical-career pipeline, not another medical school

The University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health is calling on the federal government to redouble its efforts to increase the number of doctors working in regional and rural Australia. 

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22 June 2017
World first air travel health partnership between University and Qantas

Qantas and the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have announced a world first air travel health and wellbeing partnership to reshape customers' experience of long haul flights.  

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22 June 2017
Explainer: What is a concussion?

Dr Adrian Cohen from the University of Sydney explains what causes a concussion and how to best prevent them.

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21 June 2017
Researchers discover rare disease in Australia

A rare infectious disease thought to be non-existent in the southern hemisphere has been discovered in Australia by researchers from the University of Sydney.

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20 June 2017
Magic mushrooms key to muscling up

A team of researchers from the University of Sydney believe the humble mushroom could be the new key to refuelling after a workout.

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16 June 2017
Responding to fetal alcohol impacts in children

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves, according to their teachers, says University of Sydney research.

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16 June 2017
Easing the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

The University’s Charles Perkins Centre has released a new free MOOC (massive open online course), revealing the fascinating way our bodies work and how chronic diseases can be tackled.

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15 June 2017
University partnership sees development of world-first technology

The University of Sydney and UC Davis have partnered to develop a world-first imaging system to better understand the underlying mechanisms of mental illness and metabolic diseases.

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15 June 2017
Can writers prevent disease?

Author Charlotte Wood, playwright Alana Valentine and Professor Stephen Simpson discuss how, together, science and the arts might create a new understanding of preventable disease.

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14 June 2017
3D printing may revolutionise root canal therapy

Researchers have created 3D-printed artificial blood vessels that could revolutionize root canal therapy to help people retain fully functioning teeth.

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13 June 2017
Call to cut billion-dollar child injury bill

The Federal government should establish a national injury prevention plan, say the authors of a new report putting the cost of treating 680,000 children hospitalised for injuries at $2.1 billion.

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08 June 2017
6 ways men can take better care of their health

Men are less likely than women to see a doctor or other health provider, suggesting they care less about their health, or that healthcare services aren’t as equipped to deal with men’s health issues.

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07 June 2017
Don’t rely on smartphone apps to treat back pain

Millions of people worldwide use back pain apps, however no independent guidance is available to help consumers identify which ones are safe and of high quality, a new study has found.

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07 June 2017
Researchers win grant to fight superbugs

University of Sydney researchers have been awarded over $500,000 to research more effective ways of combating superbugs.

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02 June 2017
Charles Perkins portrait displayed in building bearing his name

A portrait of renowned activist Dr Charles Perkins AO – the first Aboriginal man to graduate from an Australian university, the University of Sydney – was officially unveiled during National Reconciliation Week 2017. 

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01 June 2017
What is cancer radiotherapy?

Proton beam therapy is radiation therapy that uses heavier particles (protons) instead of the X-rays used in conventional radiotherapy, writes Professor Paul Keall. 

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31 May 2017
5 things you should know about pain management

Everyone knows the experience of pain. And yet, while we all feel pain in a variety of similar ways, it remains an entirely subjective experience. Until recently medical science had few ways to see, measure or resolve the impacts of pain on the body and mind.

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26 May 2017
Explainer: Why is recycling important?

University of Sydney researchers are working on turning waste into new innovations for the health, agriculture, transport and construction industries

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26 May 2017
Explainer: Why is recycling important?

University of Sydney researchers are working on turning waste into new innovations for the health, agriculture, transport and construction industries

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