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19 January 2017
7 tips for preparing children for school

From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading: University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off the new school year.

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18 January 2017
Commercial interests may drown out patients' voices

University of Sydney and Bond University researchers have called for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups, following growing evidence raising questions over potential bias.

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16 January 2017
How home address affects cancer's deadly outcome

Accessing pancreatic cancer surgery in New South Wales depends on where you live, a new study by the Cancer Institute NSW and the University of Sydney reveals. 

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11 January 2017
How does sunscreen work?

Professor of Dermatology, Diona Damian, brings to light everything you need to know about sunscreen.

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10 January 2017
‘Weekend Warriors’ share health benefits

Physical activity patterns of just one or two sessions a week may be enough to reduce deaths from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, regardless of adherence to exercise guidelines, new research reveals.

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09 January 2017
How we overuse (and underuse) health funding

International experts have pinpointed how reforming the overuse and underuse of health and medical services around the world can improve health outcomes and stem spiralling costs of healthcare.

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16 December 2016
Just one in four teens in disadvantaged areas is physically active

One in four adolescents from disadvantaged regions of New South Wales engage in an hour per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity outside the school setting, new research reveals. 

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15 December 2016
Top 10 tips for first-year students

Your first year on campus can be intimidating. New people. New classes. New locations. We asked current University of Sydney students to share the things they have learned during their time on campus.

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14 December 2016
Exotic mosquitoes a clear and present danger for Australians

Fears of outbreaks of Zika and dengue due to Australian travellers visiting affected countries this summer.

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13 December 2016
Sydney alum off to Stanford as Monash scholar

University of Sydney alumnus Dr Martin Seneviratne has been named the 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar. The award will see Dr Seneviratne head to Stanford University to continue his ground-breaking work into clinical informatics.

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13 December 2016
Confidence boost linked to weight loss in smartphone trial

Confidence is key when motivating young people to change their diet and exercise habits, new research from the University of Sydney shows.

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12 December 2016
Child mummy offers revised history of smallpox

A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbour the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox.

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08 December 2016
Minister Ley launches Psychology clinics in Brain and Mind Centre

Federal Health and Aged Care Minister Sussan Ley today launched the one-stop-shop psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience clinics, touring the new facilities leading the way in multidisciplinary brain and mind care.

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07 December 2016
Everyone’s talking but no-one’s listening

It’s time to reclaim the art of communication, writes Dr Olaf Werder.

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04 December 2016
Australian gun laws may seed their own destruction

Of all Australia’s public health initiatives, our gun control laws are perhaps the most widely recognised and cited with pride. Yet they also contain the seed of their own destruction.

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30 November 2016
Students make $750 drug cheaply with Open Source Malaria team

Sydney Grammar students under University guidance have shown how simple it is to make a version of the life-saving medicine Daraprim, whose price was the subject of controversy last year when it jumped more than 5000 percent.

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30 November 2016
New book reveals 150 years of Sydney’s quarantine history

A new book with University of Sydney authors has revealed the sandstone engravings of those who found themselves detained at Sydney’s Quarantine Station during its 150-year history.

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30 November 2016
Sports that will save your life revealed: new research

Racquet ball games, swimming and aerobics were found to be most protective against death from cardiovascular causes. 

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28 November 2016
Charles Perkins Centre seeks its next Writer in Residence

Stella Prize-winning author Charlotte Wood is calling for Australia's most talented writers to seize unexpected creative opportunities by applying for the 2017 Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship.

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27 November 2016
Landmark Chew and Spit study underway

A review of Chew and Spit research revealed a lack of information about the disordered eating phenomenon – prompting research now underway – to help develop treatments and answer questions about wide-reaching consequences.

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