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04 April 2023

Three ways to help build family support for young trans people

A strong family network is important for protecting young trans people, but their families need help too, says Senior Research Associate Cristyn Davies.
03 April 2023

GPs more likely to undercharge than overcharge Medicare

Analysis has found GPs were significantly more likely to undercharge than overcharge Medicare for their services, with an estimated $351 million in savings in 2021-22.
28 March 2023

TGA review strengthens case for much tighter vape restrictions at the border

Associate Professor Becky Freeman from the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Charles Perkins Centre and Senior Advisor Paul Grogan from The Daffodil Centre explain how the TGA's advice will help combat the rise of vaping.

24 March 2023

Earlier disclosure of COVID-19 origins could have saved us three years of political quarrelling

Professor Dominic Dwyer from the Faculty of Medicine and Health discusses the delayed release of the data on COVID-19's origins, which sights the possibility of raccoon dogs at the Wuhan markets.  

22 March 2023

Humanities and medicine excel in QS Subject Rankings

The University of Sydney has performed strongly in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject, with seven disciplines ranked in the global top 20 and 30 in the top 50.
22 March 2023

Diet and exercise programs alone won't tackle childhood obesity

Focusing on immediate fixes such as diet and exercise programs alone won't curb the tide of childhood obesity, according to a new study that for the first time maps the complex pathways that lead to obesity in childhood.
21 March 2023

Our research isn't an argument against cashless gaming reform in NSW

Professor Sally Gainsbury says a key feature of account-based gambling is not removing cash, per se, but requiring gamblers to gamble through an identified account.
17 March 2023

Calls for total elimination of direct sales of vaping products

All sales of vaping products other than those prescribed by a doctor to aid in quitting smoking should be stopped to curb skyrocketing uptake of e-cigarettes in young people, according to a leading tobacco control expert.
16 March 2023

Cancer care and lessons learned from the pandemic

Experts say we need to plan for the next pandemic to ensure informal carers are not left out in the cold, after strict rules prevented good care.
15 March 2023

Australian unpaid social contributions valued at $287 billion

Australians generated at least $287.86 billion in value through unpaid social contributions in 2021, according to a new report from the University of Sydney's Mental Wealth Initiative.