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01 June 2018

Walking faster could make you live longer: research

Researchers call for walking pace to be emphasised in public health messages, as analysis of over 50,000 walkers finds a faster pace is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
07 May 2018

Eggs not linked to cardiovascular risk, despite conflicting advice

Eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds – despite conflicting dietary advice continuing around the world.
18 May 2018

New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B

The discovery of the companion cat hepadnavirus in the same family as hep B in humans could provide clues about the evolution of potentially deadly hepatitis viruses in all species.
17 May 2018

The dark side of our genes: challenges to ageing in modern times

Genes that were helpful in our evolutionary past may now predispose us to chronic diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, writes Associate Professor Stephen Corbett.
08 May 2018

Can switching from sugar to diet drinks reduce health risks?

A University of Sydney study that models a sugar to diet beverage switch in rats suggests swapping to artificially sweetened beverages may help improve metabolic and cognitive impairments that result from too much sugar.
07 May 2018

Emily Maguire named Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence

Emily Maguire has been awarded the 2018 Charles Perkins Centre Writer in Residence Fellowship, receiving $100,000 and other benefits to support her work on a novel addressing the complex relationship between social identity and health.
27 April 2018

Kids exposed to general anaesthetic do poorer on numeracy, literacy tests

Exposure to general anaesthetic up to age 4 raises the risk of poor child development and reduced literacy and numeracy as measured by school tests, new research led by the University of Sydney reveals.
02 May 2018

Analysing data to understand type 2 diabetes: new study

Sydney researchers believe untapped medical records could be used to predict when a person is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).
30 April 2018

Nation’s first institute for eating disorders research launched

Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders was launched today by Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies.
06 April 2018

Next-gen medical imaging facility to advance future of healthcare

The latest medical imaging technology is available to our researchers, students and collaborators with the launch of Sydney Imaging, designed to lead discoveries and education in patient diagnosis and treatment.
13 April 2018

University of Sydney at forefront of digital health research

The University of Sydney is a lead partner in the new Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC) announced today by Senator the Hon. Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation.

28 March 2018

Kids' eating impacted by mums' diet and socio economic factors

New research shows toddler diets mirror their mums, and children of low income, younger and migrant mothers are developing poor dietary habits.