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23 May 2019

Why period stigma should be considered a global health issue

Across the globe, millions of women are skipping school, losing grades and dropping out early to manage their periods - which means missing out on reaching their full potential.
20 May 2019

Sydney clinical trial saves thousands of babies' lives each day

For International Clinical Trials Day, we've taken a look back at the most recent award-winning trial run by the University of Sydney NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), which is saving premature babies' lives around the world.
16 May 2019

What's it really like to study medicine at Sydney?

So, you’re interested in studying the Doctor of Medicine, but you want the inside scoop on the course before you hit apply? We spoke with two third-year students to give you the low down.
06 May 2019

Dr Nick Fuller: 5 reasons diets don’t work, and what to do instead

At the heart of International No Diet Day is the celebration of a healthy lifestyle, body acceptance and self-love. Leading obesity researcher Dr Nick Fuller shares his advice on why you should ditch fad diets for good.
18 April 2019

Sydney researcher receives prestigious award from Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry has presented Associate Professor Wojciech Chrzanowski with an award for his paper on extracellular vesicles (EVs) in Nanoscale Horizons.
11 April 2019

University researchers present eHealth initiatives at national conference

Researchers from the Matilda Centre have been invited to present at an addiction conference about eHealth initiatives that are providing trusted information to clinicians the community about mental health and substance abuse.
09 April 2019

Anxiety and alcohol use: attempting to retrain the brain

Dr Katrina Prior from the Matilda Centre is working with young people to create an online intervention to prevent the exacerbation of comorbid anxiety and alcohol and help young people lead healthier lives.
21 March 2019

World-first opioid trial on acute spinal pain

Addressing a global epidemic in the prescription of opioids for back pain, the OPAL trial, led by Associate Professor Christine Lin, Sydney School of Public Health, is the first clinical trial that will provide evidence for the effect opioids have on pain relief in acute spinal pain patients.
21 March 2019

10-year plan to expand Medicare funded dental care

Two million Australians who needed dental care in the past year either didn’t get it or delayed getting it because it cost too much. The new Grattan Institute Report shows how to fill the dental gap.
21 March 2019

Sydney health researchers share their vision to 'Close the Gap'

Despite more than a decade of government commitment to the national Close the Gap campaign, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can still expect to live up to 10-17 years less than non-Indigenous Australians.