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14 December 2017

What councils can do to improve active living and health

For the first time Tamworth Regional Council held a workshop this week on how a healthy built environment can positively influence active living.
14 December 2017

Planetary Health Platform launches at University of Sydney

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark launches the world-first Planetary Health Platform at the University of Sydney.

13 December 2017

Reporting a few cases of negative side effects is alarmist and damaging

A story aired on the ABC that reported on issues concerning long-acting contraceptives was unbalanced and alarmist writes Associate Professor Kirsten Black.

08 December 2017

Indigenous health projects receive funding boost

The University’s National Centre for Cultural Competence has been involved in two successful grant applications; over $2.5 million towards projects designed to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.

08 December 2017

Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

As the government extends its income management program, new research indicates the original rollout in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance and birth outcomes, and had negative short-term effects.

06 December 2017

Sydney awarded over $97 million in NHMRC funding for 2017

Today the NHMRC announced University of Sydney scholars will receive more than $69 million in the final round of funding for 2017, bringing the total amount of NHMRC funding for the year to over $97 million. 

06 December 2017

Creative writing fellowship addresses real world health challenges

Australian creative writers of renown are invited to apply for a generous University of Sydney fellowship which provides a grant of $100,000 and other benefits to begin work on a project exploring issues around health. 

05 December 2017

Should you take opioids for low back pain?

Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain and greater efforts are needed to help people come off opioids, write University of Sydney researchers.

05 December 2017

“Uni 2 beyond” initiative wins national award

The University of Sydney’s “uni 2 beyond” initiative has taken out the Excellence in Education and Training Award at the 2017 National Disability Awards on Sunday 3 December.

05 December 2017

Fatigue and overuse major factors in dancing injuries

New research has identified the most common injuries suffered by professional dancers and examined what can be done to assist in preventing injuries.