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Highlighting research on World Diabetes Day

14 November 2019
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World Diabetes Day, held annually on 14 November, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease and how it can be better prevented and managed. 

It’s also a chance to highlight the advances made by those working in diabetes research, whether through increasing knowledge of the disease or finding new ways to manage it. 

Dodgy treatment: It's not us, it's the other lot, say the experts. So who do we believe?

15 November 2019
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Patients might not be getting the best advice about which treatments do or don’t work, according to our study published today. We found professional societies are more likely to call out other health professionals for providing low-value treatments rather than look in their own backyard.

Four UNSW medical researchers win Heart Foundation grants

7 November 2019
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Yolande Hutchinson
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Four UNSW researchers have each received a $150,000 grant from the Heart Foundation to investigate the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and related conditions.

PM awards dual winners of Australian Mental Health Prize

6 November 2019
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Lucy Carroll
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Joe Williams, a Wiradjuri man and passionate community advocate for mental health suicide prevention, and Christine Morgan, Australia’s first national suicide prevention advisor, have been announced dual winners of the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented the winners with their awards at a ceremony at UNSW Sydney on Wednesday night.

Almost 30 per cent of Cambodians borrow money for healthcare

5 November 2019
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CAROLINE TANG
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Facing financial ruin for medical treatment is common in Cambodia, where out-of-pocket spending makes up 60 per cent of total healthcare expenditure – one of the highest amounts in Southeast Asia.

Borrowing with interest to pay for healthcare is known as distress health financing. New UNSW research, published in Health Policy and Planning last month, examined the factors driving this problem in Cambodia.

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