Tag Archives: University of New South Wales

Antibiotics as placebo bad practice, says PSA

Using a placebo to treat patients is common practice among Australian GPs, according to a survey published in the Australian Journal of General Practice this week. The survey by Associate Professor Ben Colagiuri of the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, and Dr Kate Faasse of UNSW Sydney, …

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Personality change link to chronic pain: study

In a world first, Australian researchers have found that people with chronic pain experience physical alterations in their brain that likely lead to negative personality changes. The study, led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney Associate Professor Sylvia Gustin, discovered people with chronic pain have smaller amounts of the …

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Flu vaccination could reduce toll of heart attacks

As Australia faces its second worst flu season on record, new research has found that investing in the influenza vaccination to protect against heart attacks in older adults could prove beneficial. To date close to 200,000 cases of flu have been recorded in the country. New research from the University …

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Sugary drinks associated with cancer risk

A new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has reported a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and increased risk of cancer. While caution is needed in the interpretation of the results, the study adds to the growing body of evidence that limiting sugary drink …

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