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05 May 2022

Digital health support systems help improve health for people with breast cancer

A study has found people with breast cancer who received ongoing support through digital resources such as websites and mobile apps reported improved quality of life, and less stress and fatigue.
05 May 2022

New reports inform the future of health in our region

COVID-19 and other emergencies have highlighted the interdependence of health security and health systems; with an opportunity to build back better. Two new reports provide a roadmap for stronger post-pandemic health systems in the Indo-Pacific.
02 May 2022

Youth outline top health concerns on scientific stage

Young people feel like they are left behind to manage multiple health risks. If no action is taken, it could be a precursor to chronic health diseases, writes a group of high school students given access to voice their concerns on a stage usually reserved for academics.
02 May 2022

Sensor bracelet designed to give back control to hand-impaired

Australian researchers are developing a 3D printed bracelet to allow people living with hand-impairment to easily use computers and play video games.
21 April 2022

Honorary Doctor of Medicine and Health for Dr Barry Catchlove AM

Dr Catchlove has been recognised for his outstanding contribution as a medical professional and administrator.
20 April 2022

Jillian Skinner awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to The Honorable Jillian Skinner for her services to health, medical research, and politics in Australia.
14 April 2022

Reducing the risk of stroke and heart problems after surgery

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital have been awarded $1.8 million to advance research into reducing the risk of stroke and heart complications in patients undergoing major surgery.
11 April 2022

Rural background or rural training key to retention of country doctors

Medical graduates from a rural background or those who spend an extended time in a rural clinical placement are more likely to become country doctors, according to new research.
08 April 2022

Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and aircon less

A University of Sydney led study has found using indoor fans more often allows people to reduce their air conditioner use without changing how hot they feel, paving a way for reducing future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
06 April 2022

University of Sydney rises in QS subject rankings

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Sydney has nine subjects in the top 20 and 28 subjects in the top 50 globally.