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Meth medication trial a world first

Academics from the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) are collaborating with institutions from across Australia to investigate the efficacy of a promising medication to treat dependence on crystalline methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or ice.

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The epidemiological profile of HIV in Australia has changed

Mobility drives new HIV epidemic

Historically, HIV has predominantly affected men who have sex with men and people who inject drugs, however contemporary statistics tell a different, far more complicated, story.

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Physiotherapist en pointe with ballerinas’ careers

Dance has always been in Danica Hendry’s blood. The physiotherapist and professional ballerina studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)…

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All fired up: brain training for anxiety and depression

All fired up: brain training for anxiety and depression

Australia’s statistics on mental health tell a sobering story about the nation’s collective headspace, with anxiety and depression among the most prevalent conditions.

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Keeping up appearances

Cosmetic surgery was once solely the domain of Hollywood superstars and the exponentially wealthy, but it’s now so accessible there are clinics where you can ‘freshen up’ on your lunch break…

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Australians deficient in sunshine vitamin

Australia is renowned for its sunny climate and outdoorsy, beach-loving lifestyle, however its population is – paradoxically – deficient in vitamin D.

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Deep freeze may save plants from global warming

The planet’s temperature is rising and the environmental impacts are complex and catastrophic.

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