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16 May 2017

Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack

New research from University of Sydney finds the risk of a heart attack is increased 17-fold in the week following a respiratory infection such as influenza or pneumonia.   

15 May 2017

Policy sentiment rather than substance for housing affordability

Will the 2017 Federal Budget provide first home buyers some relief? Professor Peter Phibbs and Professor Nicole Gurran write on the Coalition Government's policy response. 

15 May 2017

Changing the perceptions of men’s mental health

In the lead-up to Men’s Health Week, the University will host a special Banksia Project forum focusing on men’s health in sport. Joining the panel is PhD candidate Zac Seidler, whose research focuses on men’s mental health.

15 May 2017

World Food Prize winner, dengue expert earn honorary doctorates

Dr Sanjaya Rajaram and Professor Scott O’Neill have been honoured at the Agriculture and Environment graduation ceremony for their ongoing contributions to agricultural research and development.

15 May 2017

No Jab, No Play Policy needs full investigation

Experts in the Medical Journal of Australia say that government vaccination policies need to be carefully reviewed to ensure they are effective.

12 May 2017

I'm a vet, get me on the telly

In the most public job application around, a voting system is open to the community to choose their favourite vet to host TV’s Bondi Vet.

12 May 2017

Why media reform in Australia has been so hard to achieve

The government's proposed changes to media ownership laws are neither future-looking nor future-proofing, writes Associate Professor Tim Dwyer from the Department of Media and Communications.

12 May 2017

Mental health budget, 2017: too little, unfair, lacks coherence

This week's federal budget allocation of $115 million in new funding for mental health is one of the smallest investments in recent years, writes Sebastian Rosenberg. 

12 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week - Let's take the next steps

We're hosting a range of events that are open to our community and the general public to mark National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June. 

12 May 2017

Moving McFarlane book claims Dylan Thomas Prize

Dr Fiona McFarlane wins one of the world's richest prizes for young writers with a stunning collection of short stories.