University of Technology, Sydney

Oncology & Cancer

Money ills add to cancer struggle

One in five cancer patients could be experiencing financial difficulties because of their care needs, according to new research published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

Immunology

Body's cellular 'recycling system' implicated in chronic asthma

Current asthma treatments are quite effective in reducing patient symptoms in the short term however the structural changes in an asthmatic's airways, caused by persistent and chronic inflammation, is difficult to reverse.

Autism spectrum disorders

Understanding autism in females

Autism affects approximately one in every 100 Australians and costs around $10 billion each year. But, according to Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow Rachel Grove, there's still so much we don't know, particularly ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

In search of an Alzheimer's cure

For decades, the field of Alzheimer's research has been dominated by a major hypothesis: that a build-up of beta amyloid (amyloid-β) in the brain causes Alzheimer's disease. However, despite years of research and billions ...

Health

The connecting power of Twitter

Twitter, often discounted for its brevity and superficiality, is offering people with traumatic brain injuries powerful new ways to communicate, connect and enjoy everyday life. It's all part of a technological shift that's ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study paves way for new approach to cancer diagnostics

Radiotherapy is an important form of treatment for cancer patients but, currently, treatment is largely "one size fits all." However, a new study points to the potential for treatment to become more tailored to the tumour.

Health

Australians may be risking their health by 'practice hopping'

While most Australians have a regular GP and a usual general practice clinic, more than a quarter visit multiple practices, potentially risking their health if important medical information is not passed on, according to ...

Health

E-cig health claims up in smoke

They've been hailed as the danger-free alternative to nicotine-based cigarettes. But are electronic cigarettes really safer? The short answer: no.

Health

Calorie counts on menus make a difference

One the most comprehensive pieces of research into the impact of displaying calories on menus reveals it not only influences consumers to make lower calorie choices but also encourages retailers to provide lower calorie options.

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