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17 January 2018

Sydney share bike schemes increase cycling

New data shows 18 per cent of Sydneysiders thought dockless bikes were a good system and would use one of the new bike share schemes.
16 January 2018

Oral health research receives $2.5 million boost

Traditionally, the health system has separated dentistry and medicine, but the Chair of Lifespan Oral Health is challenging that divide – thanks to a philanthropist’s visionary gift.
11 January 2018

Report on vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents

A new report reveals how successful immunisation has been in dramatically reducing the number of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in Australia.
11 January 2018

Most read academic papers of 2017

Coral bleaching, DNA and neanderthals, the health benefits of being a "weekend warrior" and which sports will help you live longer all made the Top 100 most read academic papers in 2017.
09 January 2018

What can I eat to stop mosquito bites?

Many of the myths surrounding food and drink that deter mosquitoes are too hard to swallow, writes Dr Cameron Webb.
22 December 2017

Research finds most effective eHealth treatments for the workplace

Mindfulness identified as most effective eHealth treatment for mental health issues in the workplace, allowing employers to alter their approach to employee mental health.
21 December 2017

FightMND funds landmark medical study at University of Sydney

University of Sydney will lead a nationwide clinical trial to investigate a drug which could help stop the progression of motor neurone disease thanks to a generous $4.75 million research grant.
20 December 2017

What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and/or brain infection (meningitis), writes Associate Professor Nicholas Wood.
20 December 2017

Where to take refuge in your home during a bushfire

With the bushfire threat expected to be extreme this summer, Douglas Brown, PhD candidate with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning shares his recommendations for survival.

20 December 2017

New report reveals insights into clinical trials in Australia

A new report reveals Australia ranks in the top tier of national clinical trial activity with more than 10,000 clinical trials conducted between 2006-2015, with cancer the most frequently studied health issue.