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20 April 2018

Too many unneccesary medications prescribed for dementia patients

Medication use climbed 10 percent per year among newly diagnosed dementia patients, a new international study led by the University of Sydney reveals.
19 April 2018

Vale Emeritus Professor Michael Halliday

The University of Sydney is saddened by the passing of Emeritus Professor Michael Halliday, founder of the Department of Linguistics, aged 93.
18 April 2018

Sydney bushfires, hazard burns linked to deaths, hospitalisations

As Sydney is blanketed by smoky haze from back-burning a major blaze, a University of Sydney report reveals bushfires and hazard burning caused 197 premature deaths and 1200 hospitalisations across the city between 2001-13.
18 April 2018

340,000 stars interrogated in search for Sun's siblings

A Sydney-led international group of astronomers has revealed the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the first major data release from the Galactic Archaeology survey GALAH for clues about how galaxies formed and evolved.
17 April 2018

New blood pressure guidelines could put lives at risk

A new report in JAMA Internal Medicine by University of Sydney and Bond University scholars weighs the risks and benefits of a recent change to blood pressure guidelines in the US.
16 April 2018

Australia to join global health and climate change initiative

Australia has joined a global initiative tracking progress on human and climate change, say University of Sydney and Macquarie University scholars in today's Medical Journal of Australia.
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.

13 April 2018

Leadership: the cultural divide

A new report from Australia's Human Rights Commission, Leading for Change, indicates that the lack of cultural diversity among the country's leaders could threaten our economic and social fabric.
12 April 2018

Chill out. A slightly warmer office won’t make it too hot to think

Setting the office air conditioner to 25°C in order to preserve energy won't make it too hot for workers to think, write University of Sydney researchers.
12 April 2018

University of Sydney engineers to enhance Defence capability

Aerospace engineers from the University of Sydney are among a cohort of industry and research organisations who will develop a next-generation Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for use by Australian soldiers.