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Amenities refurbished in Edmund Blacket Building

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The amenities in Edmund Blacket Building North Wing Level 1 have recently been fully refurbished. The former womens’ amenities are now unisex use, for staff, students and visitors.

A shower that has not worked for years has been reinstated, and a local tank installed to provide almost instant hot water to the shower and hand basins.

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HPV vaccine could help 'close the gap'

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

In the most comprehensive assesment of its type, UNSW-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians from a range of backgrounds, a result that could herald further good news for cervical cancer rates.

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Higher Thinking for Brain Cancer Research Fund to help PhD student

Friday, 25 July 2014

Commencing this month, Ashraf Zaman will begin his PhD studying low grade brain cancer under the supervision of scientist Dr Kerrie McDonald, the Cure Brain Cancer Chair in Neuro-Oncology at the UNSW Lowy Cancer Research Centre (supported by Cure Brain Cancer Foundation).

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Health Check: the ins and outs of burping and farting

Monday, 16 June 2014

OPINION: To understand why we fart, you need to know something about the volume of gases produced in the bowels first.

Imagine how much space 25 litres of gas would occupy – about one third of the interior of a small car. That’s how much gas you produce every day in your intestines. So it’s little wonder that farting, bloating and burping are relatively common.

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Medical research too crucial to risk on budget politicking

Monday, 16 June 2014

OPINION: For want of a better cliche, the proposed $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund really could be a "win-win" for Australia. But only if its architects get it right.

As a cancer researcher, I have experienced first-hand the frustrations that drive important Australian medical discoveries offshore, or leave them stranded in the lab.

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UNSW’s Queen’s Birthday honours

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The important contribution to the community and the nation made by several of our UNSW Medicine staff and alumni has been recognised in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. We would particularly like to acknowledge the following faculty members:

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Harsh cuts won’t help our health

Friday, 16 May 2014

OPINION: Unfortunately, but as anticipated, the government’s budget plans for healthcare have focused on the way we fund our health system. This has resulted in almost universal criticism of the budget initiatives from those of us who have been urging government to concentrate on changing the way we deliver care, rather than revenue generation.

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Cervical cancer trial underway in Victoria

Thursday, 1 May 2014

As the government considers recommendations for changes to cervical cancer screening, UNSW is already a leading partner in a major trial of the new technology in Victoria.

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Recommended cervical screening regime will save even more lives

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

OPINION: Australian women may soon have fewer of those uncomfortable visits to the doctor for cervical cancer screening.

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Bowel cancer: raising awareness is our best hope

Thursday, 3 April 2014

OPINION: How much more "awareness" of breast cancer is needed? Is there any other cancer that people are more aware of? Let’s be bold and shift the cancer awareness spotlight to where the sun doesn’t shine, for just a moment. 

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