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Latest research and other news from our health disciplines

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01 June 2018

Walking faster could make you live longer: research

Researchers call for walking pace to be emphasised in public health messages, as analysis of over 50,000 walkers finds a faster pace is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
31 May 2018

Bacterial biofilms target of new manufacturing research partnership

Novel solutions for biofilm infections are the focus of a collaborative research agreement between the University of Sydney, Whiteley Corporation and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
31 May 2018

New training centre for rising biomedical innovators in Sydney

The University of Sydney is excited to announce its leading role in supporting the next generation of biomedical engineers skilled at addressing Australia's future health challenges.
30 May 2018

Weight loss trial for teens at Children's Hospital, Westmead

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Children's Hospital at Westmead are looking for young people aged 13 to 17 years to join a 12-month weight-loss trial.
30 May 2018

Prediction method developed for epileptic seizures

System to predict epileptic seizures developed by Dr Omid Kavehei designed to give 30-minute warning using data from a non-surgical device and is based on latest artificial intelligence and machine learning.
29 May 2018

Research impact: Budget funds kids' injury prevention plan

The Federal Budget has committed funding to create a national injury prevention plan following research and advocacy efforts by University of Sydney scholars and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance.
29 May 2018

$849k scholarship to accelerate medical implant commercialisation

Medical technology innovator Dr Iman Manavitehrani has been awarded $849k to develop biodegradable medical implants that could have life-saving applications.
25 May 2018

Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM wins AMA Excellence in Healthcare Award

A pioneer in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder research, patient care and advocacy, Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM has been awarded the Excellence in Healthcare Award 2018 by the Australian Medical Association.
23 May 2018

Food as medicine: fixing health with a fork

The idea that food has medicinal properties dates to Antiquity but has seen a revival in recent times with an abundance of research, journals, books and conferences devoted to the topic.
23 May 2018

Don't want to take daily contraceptive pills? Here's the alternatives

Some women don't want to take a contraceptive pill every day. Dr Deborah Bateson from the University of Sydney canvasses the long-acting reversible alternatives as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.