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Misused and overprescribed: issues with anxiety drug persist despite 2017 policy

19 September 2019
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Isabelle Dubach
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Alprazolam – known as Xanax – is still being overprescribed and misused, a big data study has found.

A national policy to curb inappropriate use and prescribing of anxiety drug alprazolam – more commonly known as Xanax – has not had the desired effect, a team of researchers led by UNSW Medicine’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health has found.

Poor diet may affect long-term spatial memory, UNSW study finds

19 September 2019
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UNSW researchers have found links between junk food consumption and loss of spatial memory in a recent animal study.

Unhealthy eating may have negative long-term effects on spatial memory, a new study by UNSW researchers suggests. 

First survey of trans and gender diverse sexual health reveals major gaps in health system

18 September 2019
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Lucienne Bamford
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The Kirby Institute has released a new report that highlights a need for policy and practice in Australian sexual assault services to be more responsive to the needs of trans and gender diverse people.

First survey of trans and gender diverse sexual health reveals major gaps in health system

17 September 2019
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Luci Bamford
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(PERTH, Tuesday 17 September 2019) There is an urgent need to prioritise health resources and services to support the sexual health and wellbeing of transgender (‘trans’) and gender diverse people, according to a new report from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, launched today at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Perth.

2019 NDARC Symposium: Guest speakers to focus on families, communities and vulnerable populations

16 September 2019
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The impact of substance misuse on families, communities and vulnerable populations will be a focus of the 2019 NDARC Annual Research Symposium with special guest speakers sharing their expertise and lived experience.

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