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21 March 2019

Data sharing by popular health apps is "routine", research finds

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data - including sensitive health data - with third parties, posing an unprecedented privacy risk.
19 March 2019

Scholarship program triples completion rates for Aboriginal TAFE students

A unique teaching approach has more than tripled Aboriginal students' completion rates at TAFE, new research from the University of Sydney has found.
19 March 2019

Study links breastfeeding with lower risk of heart disease

Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those who don't breastfeed, finds new research from the University of Sydney.
15 March 2019

Why you need to get some shut-eye (and how to do it)

We all know sleep is important for focus, but did you know it could also be the key to keeping your brain healthy as you age? Our new research centre is at the forefront of these discoveries.
14 March 2019

Sydney researchers honoured in annual NHMRC research awards

Two University of Sydney cardiac researchers have been awarded NMHRC excellence awards for their outstanding research in the field of medicine and health.
11 March 2019

Increased Q-fever vaccination needed for rural residents

Researchers are calling for increased Q-fever vaccination for rural residents as a new study finds people who are not in recognised high-risk groups are still at increased risk of catching the highly infectious disease.
07 March 2019

"Unacceptable secrecy" around potential safety risks of medicines

Should new safety warnings about the potentially serious harmful effects of medicines be considered 'confidential business information'? University of Sydney researchers make a case for stronger regulation and full ongoing public access.
07 March 2019

New Arts and Social Sciences flagship themes to fix the future

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Annamarie Jagose has announced six flagship themes that humanities and social sciences research at the University of Sydney will become known for over the next few years.
05 March 2019

Online therapies can improve mental health, with no barriers to access

If we're serious about improving access to mental health care, we need to look to online therapies. Evidence says they can be effective instead of (or as well as) seeing someone face-to-face, write Professor Ian Hickie and Dr Sebastian Rosenberg.
04 March 2019

World-first program uncovers errors in biomedical research results

Just like the wrong ingredients can spoil a cake, so too can the wrong ingredients spoil the results in biomedical research. The difference is that the latter involves years of work, financial and personal investment and promise.