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22 August 2017
Why anecdotes don't help you quit smoking

Professor Emeritus Simon Chapman explains why anecdotes aren't strong evidence when it comes to quitting smoking.

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22 August 2017
Men aren't being offered all options for treating prostate cancer

Australian men with a recent diagnosis of prostate cancer that require active treatment, as opposed to careful monitoring, are often not given all the options available to them, writes Associate Professor Sandra Turner.

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18 August 2017
Winning ideas from student entrepreneurs

A perfectly customisable pillow and an autonomous UAV-based system that will detect airborne pathogens were the winners of this year’s student innovation challenge.

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18 August 2017
Post-traumatic stress higher in children of veterans with PTSD

A study has found adult children of Australian Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are between three and six times more likely to have PTSD. The study coincides with Vietnam Veterans Day on 18 August.

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18 August 2017
Are we slaves to our smartphones?

Take part in Australia's Biggest Smartphone Survey - an online project for National Science Week led by cyber-psychology expert from the University of Sydney, Dr Andrew Campbell. 

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17 August 2017
What the doctor ordered

From the bitter cold of Antarctica to the scorching sun of Jordan, Dr Gillian Deakin has always taken her extensive medical knowledge and skills where they’ll do the most good. This is a doctor with a difference. 

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17 August 2017
Inside information

After 20 years of study, Dr Stuart Grieve has a comprehensive knowledge of what radiology can reveal about the human body. His current work at the Charles Perkins Centre involves trialling a dramatic new advance imaging technology.

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17 August 2017
Clarity of vision

Cardiologist, Dr Rosemary Hackworthy, has developed her skills alongside the great advances in imaging technology. Once the only female cardiologist in Sydney, she has helped pioneer important imaging research.

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17 August 2017
Health leaders say we’re overdiagnosed and overtreated

Leading Australian clinicians, consumers and policy makers have launched a call to action to address the problems of overdiagnosis and related overtreatment.

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17 August 2017
Why the definition of polycystic ovary syndrome harms women

The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in today’s British Medical Journal.

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