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27 February 2024

Nicotine pouches are being marketed to young people on social media

It's not surprising that the tobacco industry is introducing more products to maintain its future revenue stream as reforms restrict access to vaping products, writes Associate Professor Becky Freeman in The Conversation.
23 February 2024

No clear link between weather and common muscle and joint symptoms

There is no clear connection between the weather and back, knee or hip pain, a University of Sydney led study has found, challenging a common belief that changes in weather parameters, such as temperature and humidity can trigger musculoskeletal pain or arthritis.
21 February 2024

Study examines medical mystery of child hepatitis outbreak

A world-first analysis of a sudden global outbreak of hepatitis in children finds although the primary suspect is highly likely to be an infection by multiple viruses, many questions still puzzle researchers.
16 February 2024

Sydney researchers awarded over $22 million in MRFF grants

Medical researchers from the University of Sydney have received funding from the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to support research across 14 projects.
15 February 2024

Looking towards the future of biomedical research and innovation

Researchers, clinicians, industry, government and philanthropic partners have come together to celebrate the future of biomedical research in Australia, with construction of the state-of-the-art Sydney Biomedical Accelerator set to begin this year.
15 February 2024

Feminist narratives are being hijacked to market medical tests not backed by evidence

Corporation and industry promotions encouraging women to take charge of their health could lead to overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment, writes Dr Brooke Nickel and Dr Tessa Copp from the School of Public Health.
12 February 2024

Dancing may be better than other exercise for improving mental health

New research finds that undertaking structured dance of any genre is generally equal and occasionally more effective than other types of physical activity interventions for improving a range of psychological and cognitive outcomes.
06 February 2024

$35M for life-changing corneal blindness research

University of Sydney-led BIENCO consortium has received $35 million from the Australian Government to commercialise their world-leading research into treatments for corneal blindness.
05 February 2024

Sticking with sport during school years linked to academic success

As school and summer sports resume, a new study from the University of Sydney finds links between kids' long-term participation in sport and increased academic performance, including impacts on NAPLAN scores, absenteeism and likelihood to attend university.
29 January 2024

How to look after yourself and your baby in extreme heat

Pregnant people are thought to be at increased risk of heat stress due to changes in their body's capacity to regulate temperature. They are more vulnerable in the heat, with evidence showing exposure to extreme heat is associated with increased risks for the baby.