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10 February 2020

Common medication may lower risk of 'broken heart' during bereavement

The increased risk of heart attack or "a broken heart" in early bereavement could be reduced by using common medication in a novel way, according to a study led by the University of Sydney and funded by Heart Research Australia.
29 January 2020

Reform needed to counter cancer overdiagnosis

Overdiagnosis is an increasing issue, with Australians now more likely to experience cancer diagnosis for five major cancer types compared to 30 years ago, but with no rise in mortality.
28 January 2020

New test to help predict the progression of melanoma

Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at a high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.
28 January 2020

China in 2020 - what can we expect?

Last Saturday 25 January was Chinese New Year. As we move into the year of the rat, experts at the University of Sydney share their thoughts on what we can expect from China in 2020.
28 January 2020

Air pollution impacts can be heart-stopping

There is an increased risk of deadly cardiac arrests from short-term exposure to air pollution, even at concentrations that meet global standards. A comprehensive study shows tighter standards and cleaner energy are required.
24 January 2020

ARC funding for myrtle rust and aerosol measurement technology

Sydney researchers have received $753,000 in Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grants to combat myrtle rust and to develop new technologies to better characterise aerosols.
23 January 2020

Back to school: 6 tips from our experts

What can parents and educators do to support students starting school? With the new school year around the corner, University of Sydney experts in education, child psychology and children's health provide evidence-based tips.
23 January 2020

Fulbright Scholarship success

This year, the University of Sydney has its largest contingent of Fulbright Scholars since 1972, with eight members of the University community receiving the prestigious scholarship to undertake further study and research in the United States.
22 January 2020

The NDIS and mental illness: what needs to change?

It's hard for people with severe mental illness to get in the NDIS and the problems don't stop there, write Nicola Hancock and Jennifer Smith-Merry from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy.
21 January 2020

6 steps to successful weight loss for women

Obesity researcher Dr Nick Fuller outlines his six key steps to healthy weight loss for women, using his evidence-based Interval Weight Loss approach.