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29 September 2016
Severity of obesity to worsen in Australia

New modelling predicts the prevalence of obesity and severe obesity among Australian adults will significantly increase by 2025, as part of a wider research project examining the most effective ways to combat obesity. 

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28 September 2016
Discover the future at Innovation Week

For a week this October, we’ll be bringing together some of our brightest minds with industry and community partners to collaborate on how research and innovation can help us overcome some of the greatest health challenges facing our planet.

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27 September 2016
Dying re-imagined: designing a better way to die

Approaching death is an opportunity for individuals and those who care for them to reduce suffering and achieve something more human and humane. Sadly, few dying people or their carers achieve these ends. 

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26 September 2016
New gift to help pharmacists build integrity in their practice

On what basis is pharmacy policy made, and is it always in the best interest of health consumers?

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26 September 2016
Story Factory tells a strong tale

Set up with assistance from University of Sydney academic Professor Robyn Ewing, the Sydney Story Factory has helped thousands of school students to improve their writing skills and cultivate their creativity.

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23 September 2016
Australia’s power – what comes next?

The development of an integrated national ‘whole of system’ model for Australia’s electricity and gas systems, maximising the use of ‘excess’ renewable energy and an increasing focus on the consumer, will be among the key recommendations presented at the final FutureGrid Project roundtable at the University of Sydney.

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20 September 2016
Sydney scientists create a buzz about beekeeping across Southeast Asia

A project to encourage the spread of beekeeping in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos is helping local communities to expand their farming industries and protecting vital bee populations from extinction.

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16 September 2016
Artificial sweeteners hit sour note with sketchy science

University of Sydney researchers have confirmed widespread bias in industry-funded research into artificial sweeteners, which is potentially misleading millions by overstating their health benefits.

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16 September 2016
How to get liked and shared on Facebook: new research

A new study of the Facebook pages of 20 Australian public health agencies reveals that videos, celebrities, sports stars, emotional appeals and factual information generate greatest user-engagement, while techniques such as sponsorships and authority figures reduce user engagement.

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15 September 2016
Australian infrastructure needs customer service reforms: new report

Australian infrastructure consumers could benefit from greater flexibility and innovation in infrastructure service delivery, according to new research commissioned by the University of Sydney's infrastructure think tank.

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09 September 2016
Six of the best: meet our most highly cited scholars

Six University of Sydney scholars are among the world’s most influential scientists in their fields as determined by the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher list for 2016.

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08 September 2016
Physical activity may offset some of alcohol’s lethal harms

New research finds that people who drink alcohol are less likely to die from cancer if physically active.

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07 September 2016
New tool to aid diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Australia’s first national tool for diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has been released in a bid to promote early diagnosis and treatment of FASD.

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06 September 2016
University of Sydney ranked among world’s best in latest QS Rankings

The University of Sydney has cemented its position among the top 50 universities globally for research and educational excellence in the 2016-2017 QS World University Rankings.

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06 September 2016
Conserving a concrete masterpiece

Sydney Opera House, as part of the Getty Foundation’s international Keeping It Modern grant program, collaborated with University of Sydney and Arup to explore ways to improve the consistency and range of data collected in the tap tests of the sails.

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03 September 2016
The truth about cats, dogs (and horses!)

Initially set up in the United Kingdom by University of Sydney Professor Paul McGreevy, VetCompass has now launched in Australia – in a collaboration between all veterinary schools – to bring the benefits of big data and epidemiology expertise to pets, with potential impacts on human health and the environment. 

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02 September 2016
R U OK? New atlas to help find mental health services

Planners hope a new Mental Health Atlas of the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks Region will help people find appropriate mental health services more quickly.

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01 September 2016
Rising tide of chronic disease swamps GP services

New research by the University of Sydney’s BEACH research program reveals an increasing load on GP-delivered services as they respond to a rising tide of chronic disease in ageing Australia.

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30 August 2016
Free open course to help doctors join the eHealth revolution

Australia is in the midst of an eHealth revolution and medical practitioners who don't adopt new technology in their healthcare delivery risk being left behind, according to a University of Sydney expert.

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24 August 2016
Cannabinoid replacement drug trial to help cannabis smokers quit habit

An Australian research team is recruiting cannabis smokers who need help quitting or reducing their cannabis-use for a world-first trial of cannabinoid replacement therapy for relapse prevention in the community. 

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