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03 October 2019

Codeine misuse in Australia reduced by prescription-only changes

The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50 percent reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls and halved codeine sales, finds new research led by the University of Sydney.
02 October 2019

How to check if your mum or dad's nursing home is up to scratch

If family members are in a nursing home, it's difficult to know if they're getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out, Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low writes.
01 October 2019

What is encephalitis? A new study breaks down the numbers

A study that prompted an editorial in a prestigious journal yesterday highlights leading causes of the brain disease in children and the importance of monitoring, lead authors Dr Philip Britton and Prof Cheryl Jones explain.
25 September 2019

Diverse career opportunities for pharmacists

Our pharmacy alumni are pursuing interesting and diverse careers in health. From roles in health economics to working as poisons specialists, they are enjoying rewarding careers after study.
23 September 2019

5 minutes with Medical Science student Rayza De Souza

Rayza De Souza shares how her health design project at Westmead led her all the way to the Biodesign Challenge in New York.
17 September 2019

Solving the mystery of a Motor Neuron Disease mimic

Mudgee residents Richard and Lynda Rouse are donating $1 million to the University of Sydney to help solve the mystery of a little-known condition commonly misdiagnosed as Motor Neuron Disease.
12 September 2019

Welfare drug tests: Social Darwinism or necessary evil?

This week, the federal government tabled a Bill that, if passed, will trial drug testing among welfare recipients in three locations. Labor and the Greens have opposed this since it was first proposed in 2017. University of Sydney health, policy, and welfare experts, too, condemn it.
12 September 2019

Study casts doubt on accuracy of mobile drug testing devices

Research at the University of Sydney Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics suggests the devices currently used return both false positives and false negatives.
11 September 2019

Empowering patients as a cancer nurse

Rebecca Needham is an Immuno-Oncology Cancer Nurse Coordinator in the outpatient cancer centre at Royal North Shore Hospital
10 September 2019

Why making a career change into healthcare could be right for you

Health is one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia and around the world. People are living longer and more focused on living well, meaning nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals are in constant demand.