University of New South Wales
There has been an alarming jump in some STI infections, with rates of Chlamydia up 17 percent and gonorrhoea rising 25 percent, new national surveillance figures show.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Humour therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in patients with dementia and avoids serious drug side effects, a new study shows.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hopes for an effective vaccine and treatment against the potentially fatal hepatitis C infection have received a major boost following the discovery of two 'Achilles' heels' within the virus.
Medical research Sep 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A study into depression is shedding new light on a fascinating facet of human psychology - that we can readily delude ourselves into thinking we control events, even when we know we do not.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 09, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 5 |
When she first sought help at the UNSW Traumatic Stress Clinic, it was clear that Helen Fraser (not her real name) was in a bad way. A survivor of the appalling 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, she could not shake ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers have, for the first time, isolated exercise as the key factor in triggering the production of functional new cells in the learning and memory centre of the brain.
Neuroscience Sep 08, 2011 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Managing other people at work triggers structural changes in the brain, protecting its memory and learning centre well into old age.
Neuroscience Sep 08, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.
Health Aug 25, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Medical researchers have discovered a new type of mechanism causing cancer susceptibility, showing that tiny changes in some anti-cancer genes can act as magnets to attract modifying "biochemical tags", ...
Cancer Aug 16, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Eight out of ten Australians would radically change their risky behaviour if tests showed they had a genetic susceptibility to depression, a national study has found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | 1.7 / 5 (6) | 0
Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, medical scientists have seen for the first time the inner workings of T-cells, the front-line troops that alert our immune system to go on the defensive against germs and ...
Medical research Jul 06, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Bicycle-related head injuries fell significantly in the months after mandatory helmet legislation came into effect in NSW, and recent calls for a repeal of the laws should be rejected, new research based on hospital admissions ...
Health Jun 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
A virus that causes hearing loss and intellectual disabilities in infants is being underdiagnosed, according to UNSW researchers, who are calling for routine screening for all pregnant women and newborns.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Using the only microscope of its kind in Australia, medical scientists have been able for the first time to see the inner workings of T-cells, the front-line troops that alert our immune system to go on the defensive against ...
Medical research Jun 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |