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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.
20 December 2017

Top tips: How to stay cool in the heat

As temperatures start to soar in Australia, our people are leading research on how to protect the vulnerable during heatwaves.
20 December 2017

Are mosquito coils good or bad for our health?

How do mosquito coils work? Are they dangerous for your health? Medical entomologist Dr Cameron Webb explains.
19 December 2017

Professor Jennifer Byrne named in Nature journal’s top 10

Professor Byrne is the only Australian researcher named in international journal Nature’s Top 10 academics of 2017 for her work identifying research papers that could mislead researchers working on cancer treatments.
14 December 2017

What councils can do to improve active living and health

For the first time Tamworth Regional Council held a workshop this week on how a healthy built environment can positively influence active living.
14 December 2017

Planetary Health Platform launches at University of Sydney

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark launches the world-first Planetary Health Platform at the University of Sydney.

13 December 2017

Reporting a few cases of negative side effects is alarmist and damaging

A story aired on the ABC that reported on issues concerning long-acting contraceptives was unbalanced and alarmist writes Associate Professor Kirsten Black.

08 December 2017

Indigenous health projects receive funding boost

The University’s National Centre for Cultural Competence has been involved in two successful grant applications; over $2.5 million towards projects designed to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.

08 December 2017

Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

As the government extends its income management program, new research indicates the original rollout in the Northern Territory did not improve school attendance and birth outcomes, and had negative short-term effects.