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04 May 2018

5 things you need to know about the federal budget

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget on Tuesday, University of Sydney experts explain what the budget might mean for Australia, including the implications in the infrastructure sector, taxation system and NDIS funding.
03 May 2018

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

It’s a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents.
02 May 2018

No evidence of serious mental health issues for women after abortion

Many women experience emotional responses to an abortion. However, there is no evidence that induced abortion has any significant impact on persistent and serious mental health issues, writes gynaecologist Kirsten Black.
02 May 2018

Linda Burney and June Oscar to address global gathering in Sydney

Prominent Australian politician Linda Burney and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar will address a gathering of up to 2,000 Indigenous people from around the world in November.
02 May 2018

Analysing data to understand type 2 diabetes: new study

Sydney researchers believe untapped medical records could be used to predict when a person is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).
01 May 2018

The fight to beat breast cancer with a blood test

Working for a start-up in 2008, Dharmica Mistry made a discovery that led her to file for an international patent. Ten years on, she’s hoping to commercialise this research to address shortcomings in breast cancer detection.
30 April 2018

Parechovirus epidemic affecting infants needs action: experts

Australia is in the grip of its third epidemic of the parechovirus (HPeV), now recognised as a leading cause of sepsis-like illness and central nervous system illness, particularly in young infants, new research led by the University of Sydney reports.
30 April 2018

Nation’s first institute for eating disorders research launched

Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders was launched today by Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and NSW Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies.
30 April 2018

Launch of new faculty marks historic moment for medicine and health

The new Faculty of Medicine and Health brings together dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy and public health for an integrated approach to medicine and health.
30 April 2018

New study tackles high density health issues

Potential planning measures to reduce heart disease, mental illness and Type 2 diabetes in residents living in highly urbanised environments will be explored in a new landmark study.