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News | 30 Aug 2023
Since the start of the COVID pandemic, there has been more attention given to problems of mental ill-health including depression than ever before. A new therapeutic option, especially for depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation, is slowly helping to address some of these considerable unmet needs in our community.
News | 28 Aug 2023
Canberra Brain Cancer Collaborative, headed by Professor Leonie Quinn and her team, created the biobank using the $300,000 grant awarded at the 2022 Research Innovation Fund funding round.
News | 25 Aug 2023
Vaping is on the rise among young people and they are especially vulnerable to addiction. So, what does the most comprehensive review of the health impacts of e-cigarettes tell us about their effects, including on smoking uptake in youth, and whether they can help with quitting smoking?
News | 8 Aug 2023
Too much air conditioning may be harming our health, according to a new study led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU). The study found that despite spending substantially more time in air-conditioned spaces over the past 40 years, people in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) have paradoxically become more vulnerable to heat-related deaths.
News | 8 Aug 2023
Associate Professor Aparna Lal is helping find solutions to some of the world’s biggest health and environmental crises. Lal, who is based at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, studies how changes in the environment can act as an early warning system for population health. This work has seen her named as the 2023 ACT Emerging Scientist of the Year.
News | 3 Aug 2023
The global uptake of commercial milk formula is harming our planet, but parents aren’t to blame. Fortunately, simple policy solutions can support breastfeeding, health and climate action.
News | 31 Jul 2023
With an El Niño summer promising hotter and drier conditions for much of Australia, we must rethink how we measure the impact bushfires and other extreme weather events have on our mental health and wellbeing, according to experts from The Australian National University (ANU).
News | 17 Jul 2023
More than half of the drugs tested at CanTEST, Australia’s first and only pill testing service, were not what the user expected, according to a new report that examined the centre’s first six months of operation.
News | 11 Jul 2023
A first of its kind study exploring cancer in Indigenous Australian communities has begun data collection. The Kulay Kalingka study led by The Australian National University (ANU) will gather information about First Nations' experiences of cancer where no data currently exists.
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