University of New South Wales

The hidden burden of heart disease

Pockets of Australia's population have among the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, with a reported incidence approaching that of sub-Saharan Africa, yet researchers say there is little public awareness ...

Sep 30, 2013
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Too many Pap tests

Most Australian women are currently having more Pap smears than their health requires, according to new research led by a University of New South Wales academic.

Jul 26, 2013
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High levels of THC in Australian cannabis

The first systematic analysis of the potency of Australian cannabis has found high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive component of the drug – in samples confiscated by police from recreational ...

Jul 25, 2013
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HPV's link to oesophageal cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), according to research led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) academics.

Jul 24, 2013
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Study results reinforce importance of helmet use

Bicycle helmets certified to Australia's national standard significantly reduce the causes of head, skull and brain injury - linear and angular head accelerations, and the impact force of a crash - a new ...

Jun 13, 2013
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