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13 March 2018

Gun laws stopped mass shootings in Australia

The odds that a 22-year absence of mass shootings in Australia since 1996 gun reforms are due to chance are one in 200,000, new research reveals.
12 March 2018

Yes, too much sugar is bad for our health

Too much sugar makes us gain weight but there are also other ways it can increase our risk of diseases, writes Dr Kieron Rooney.
08 March 2018

Professor Hala Zreiqat named NSW Premier's Woman of the Year

Pioneering biomaterials and tissue engineer Professor Hala Zreiqat has been awarded the NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year.
06 March 2018

Sydney Policy Lab fellows combine theory and practice

Gender equality, valuing the benefits of infrastructure projects and online dispute resolution are among the policy issues being tackled by the University of Sydney’s inaugural Sydney Policy Lab fellows.
05 March 2018

Make peace, not war on cancer

A new musical play opening at The Seymour Centre dramatises the realities of living with cancer by revealing what happens when people have a life-shortening illness.
02 March 2018

Pregnant women shouldn’t shy away from exercise in warm weather

New research from the University of Sydney suggests mums-to-be can safely exercise in warm weather, take spas and use saunas with minimal risk of heat stress to their unborn children.
01 March 2018

Bugs and allergies in pregnancy linked to autism and ADHD

A new study suggests activation of a mother’s immune system during pregnancy, such as during an allergic response, may affect fetal brain development, writes Professor Adam Guastella.
26 February 2018

Human health needs a healthy planet

Last week, the University of Sydney held its first workshop with priority partners on planetary health with representatives from the University of Edinburgh and University of California, Davis.
23 February 2018

Children with chronic kidney disease at risk of lower IQs

Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at risk of lower IQs and deficits in academic skills, University of Sydney research reveals.

23 February 2018

Why you're probably not 'addicted' to your smartphone

Obsessively checking your smartphone apps might look like addiction, but is it? Dr Andrew Campbell, a University of Sydney expert in cyberpsychology, explains and offers evidence-based tips to reduce smartphone use.