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30 April 2019

Are Australians kept in the dark about new risks of medicines?

Research shows communication about emerging safety risks of medicines is not consistent between countries. Experts call for better resourcing and evaluation of safety notifications to doctors and other prescribers.
29 April 2019

Election campaign lesson #1: don't mess with Medicare

Health has taken centre stage once again this election, with both sides trying to use "Mediscare" tactics to drive fear about cuts or shortfalls in the health system, writes Associate Professor Jim Gillespie.
29 April 2019

Sydney's hidden housing problem

A new report released by the Sydney Policy Lab has found low income and vulnerable groups are being forced into informal and sometimes illegal housing arrangements, due to a lack of affordable alternatives.
24 April 2019

Parents reassured febrile seizures following vaccination not dangerous

University of Sydney research finds that febrile seizures after vaccination are rare, not serious and are no different to febrile seizures due to other causes, such as from a virus.
24 April 2019

Benchmarks for aged care work conditions urgent: experts

A new report released today has called for urgent reform of the working conditions in the aged care sector, which will address the shocking stories emerging from the aged care royal commission.
23 April 2019

Can physical activity offset the health risks of too much sitting?

In findings that could relieve desk-bound office workers, a weekly dose of at least 150 minutes of physical activity could substantially reduce or offset the mortality risks in 'high sitters', University of Sydney research finds.
18 April 2019

Cannabis use in inflammatory bowel disease: new surveys announced

Two new surveys announced for patients using or considering using medicinal cannabis to ease the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and for specialists caring for these patients.
18 April 2019

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead

University of Sydney researchers have developed a model that can predict outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend.
18 April 2019

World-record quantum computing result for Sydney teams

The quantum theory group at the University of Sydney is behind two papers published this month in Nature publications that are pushing the boundaries of quantum computing.
17 April 2019

Help spot insects on flowers by joining the wild pollinator count

Citizen scientists are invited to join the autumn Wild Pollinator Count from 14 to 21 April. Grab a hat and some sunscreen and get outdoors to spot pollinators for science.