25 July 2022

Assessing life expectancy for voluntary assisted dying may prove challenging

Doctors determining a person's eligibility for voluntary assisted dying must assess life expectancy which is an 'inherently uncertain and imprecise' task made more difficult by inconsistent wording across state legislation, according to University of Sydney experts.
25 July 2022

Type of early-onset dementia now more detectable

Researchers and clinicians at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre have developed a free, online, clinician-administered tool that could greatly increase the likelihood of early detection of primary progressive aphasia, paving the way for enhanced treatment.
25 July 2022

Call for targeted measures to address pandemic's impact on young people

A high-powered taskforce led by the Sydney Policy Lab has called for the the federal government to introduce active measures to drive a 'generational catch-up' for young people, who have been disproportionately disadvantaged from the COVID-19 pandemic response.
25 July 2022

No clear medical definition of 'growing pains'

There is a lack of consistency in how 'growing pains' are diagnosed, with researchers finding medical definitions of the condition often vague or even contradictory, including age of onset, the role of growth, and where the pain commonly occurs.