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27 April 2017
Indigenous midwives march to close the gap

Indigenous midwives will gather and march in Redfern to highlight the need to close the gap in healthcare in Indigenous communities.

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27 April 2017
Mental health system needs reform

“More funding for mental health services is crucial but unless we overhaul the current system and defund ineffective programs, we will be throwing good money after bad," says Professor Ian Hickie.

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26 April 2017
Nanodiamond 'tiny machines' closer to reality with global finding

Sydney quantum physicists have played a leading role in global research towards the development of non-invasive nanodiamond imaging – linking the gold standard MRI with synthetic industrial diamonds for targeted drug delivery.

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26 April 2017
Waist circumference better indicator of early death than BMI

University of Sydney researchers have found that a person's waist circumference is more closely linked to early death than their Body Mass Index.

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24 April 2017
Australia’s first family obesity service opens

Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight was officially opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

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24 April 2017
Global health pioneer receives prestigious university award

Recipient of the University of Sydney's President’s Award, alumnus Dr Colin Mathers talks to us about his exceptional contributions to world health.

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20 April 2017
Can we combat age-related macular degeneration through our diet?

People living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who eat the right types and amounts of certain foods may actually slow the progression of the disease.

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20 April 2017
How to slow the effects of ageing

Leading scientists from Australia and the world will gather to examine the latest research into ageing and associated conditions, at the second Australian Biology of Ageing Conference in Sydney.

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20 April 2017
How to slow the effects of ageing

Leading scientists from Australia and the world will gather to examine the latest research into ageing and associated conditions, at the second Australian Biology of Ageing Conference in Sydney.

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13 April 2017
Taking a diet break can help weight loss

Could indulging in chocolate over the Easter season actually be good for you? Dr Nicholas Fuller explains why taking a diet break can help with long-term weight loss goals. 

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13 April 2017
University wins funds to boost doctors in the bush

The University of Sydney has won $3 million in federal funds to establish Rural Training Hubs in Broken Hill, Dubbo and Lismore to boost rurally-based training and career pathways for trainee doctors.

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12 April 2017
Why the flu vaccine is more important than you think

Flu vaccine won’t definitely stop you from getting the flu, but it’s more important than you think, writes Associate Professor Kristine Macartney.

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11 April 2017
How to make your next sexual health check less, erm… awkward

Knowing what to expect - and remembering that nothing you say will shock or embarrass us - will help make your next sexual health check more comfortable writes Dr Deborah Bateson.

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08 April 2017
Researchers use sensors to monitor and treat concussion

University of Sydney researchers have developed an impact sensor being worn by players at Randwick Rugby Union Club to better diagnose and treat head knocks that can cause brain damage and death.

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07 April 2017
6 things you didn’t know about sugar

Using tactics similar to the tobacco industry, the sugar industry has influenced the research agenda on sugar in order to distract from the harms of its products says Professor Lisa Bero.

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06 April 2017
Hot in the City: Climate and health in urban environments

University of Sydney researchers discuss how we can protect and promote health in the face of climate change.

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04 April 2017
5 surprising things that can affect our mental health

Depression, anxiety and mental illness is a battle for many Australians every day. Read about our research into the positive mental health effects of diet, mindfulness, and pet ownership.

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04 April 2017
Volunteers sought for genetics of depression study

Researchers are seeking adults who’ve been treated for depression to join a global investigation of the genetic origins of an illness affecting one in seven Australians.

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03 April 2017
Researchers aim to prevent concussion deaths

A team of researchers led by Dr Clare Fraser and Dr Adrian Cohen at the University of Sydney is studying the causes, assessments and treatment of concussion in sport to prevent long term brain injury and death.

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03 April 2017
How ‘coffee naps’ can help you power through the day

Can drinking a coffee before a nap give you an extra zap of energy when you wake up? Associate Professor Chin-Moi Chow, sleep researcher from the Faculty of Health Sciences, discusses.

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