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Researcher honoured in Top Ten list

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

A University of Sydney academic working to improve the quality of maternity and infant health care in Australia's remote communities has been recognised among the nation's top researchers

Researchers shine spotlight on teen eating disorders

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Health experts from the University of Sydney will take to the Seymour Centre stage in a unique theatrical collaboration this August aimed at dispelling myths around eating disorders and fad dieting in teenagers.

Cancer screening - are we harming the healthy?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Medical experts in Australia are divided over the benefits of cancer screening...are we saving lives or harming lives? To help unravel this issue, industry experts, medical professionals, researchers, and those affected by cancer will share their stories and expertise at a public forum on Wednesday 29 July 6.30pm at University of Sydney.

National salt reduction goal could aid fight against cardiovascular disease

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Setting a national salt reduction target could be an effective way to stem cardiovascular disease, propose University of Sydney researchers.

Australia beating UK in baby food battle

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Aussie children are getting a better start than their UK cousins, with Australian first research finding that the majority of baby and toddler foods sold at our supermarkets are of a high nutritional quality.

Health check: the science of 'hangry', or why some people get grumpy when they're hungry

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Have you ever snapped angrily at someone when you were hungry? Or has someone snapped angrily at you when they were hungry? If so, you've experienced 'hangry' (an amalgam of hungry and angry) - the phenomenon whereby some people get grumpy and short-tempered when they're overdue for a feed

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans.

Public appetite for healthier vending machines

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Health conscious Australians are hungry for more nutritious options in fast food vending machines according to new research by the University of Sydney and University of Wollongong

Soil and our future - health, climate change and feeding the world

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The impact of soil on children's blood lead levels to how farmers can respond to climate change are among the hot button issues under discussion at the 2015 Agriculture and Environment Research Symposium.

Ancestral diets determine vulnerability to type 2 diabetes

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The middle classes from developing countries are more susceptible than western Caucasians to obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in today's changing environment. New research published today in Cell Metabolism from the University of Sydney's NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, the National Centre for Cell Science, KEM Hospital and the DYP Medical College, Pune, India reveals this may be a result of the nutrition endured by their ancestors.