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12 September 2018

3 reasons you never have to diet again

The battle of the bulge is almost over, says the University of Sydney's Dr Nick Fuller. In his new book, he provides practical advice to help people lose weight using his research-based approach - without dieting.
11 September 2018

Back pain in teens linked to substance use and poor mental health

New research led by the University of Sydney reveals adolescents with frequent back pain are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and report feelings of anxiety and depression.
11 September 2018

United States' FDA awards University-led team over $500,000

A University of Sydney multidisciplinary project has been awarded $548,000 by the United States' Food and Drug Administration to research enhancements to how dry powder inhalers are designed by the pharmaceutical industry.
11 September 2018

NSW abortion law out of step with community views: research

Abortion law reform in NSW would reduce current inequalities of access, be democratic and support women's autonomy and reproductive rights, say researchers.
10 September 2018

New Drug Discovery Initiative focused on innovative therapies

University of Sydney's strategic investment brings a coordinated approach to drug discovery.
10 September 2018

What you need to know about teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is offered by a number of different providers with many products also available over the counter, but which option is the best and safest? Dr Alexander Holden from the School of Dentistry explains.
10 September 2018

Viruses & infectious diseases: Prof Edward Holmes public lecture

This talk on 12 September by Prof Edward Holmes, who has published a number of Nature papers on viruses, will discuss what we have learned since the 1918 influenza pandemic and 40 years since the last death from smallpox.
05 September 2018

Cannabis As Medicine Survey CAMS:18 launches

The University of Sydney is launching CAMS:18 - an online survey for people who have used medicinal cannabis in the past 12 months. This survey will provide an 'after' snapshot since legislative changes in 2016.
05 September 2018

We need to talk about sexuality after stroke

Stroke survivors and their partners are not adequately supported to deal with changes to their relationships, self-identity, gender roles and intimacy following stroke, according to new research.
03 September 2018

New centre to reverse lost decade of poor health in teen years

Adolescents are often invisible, unwelcome and misunderstood by health services, but a new research centre launched today aims to change the way they plan and respond to young people.