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Ice Storm

Although the societal impact of all addictive substances is of real concern, the methamphetamine known as ‘Ice’ arguably strikes more fear into contemporary Australians than any other. Highly addictive, Ice has been shown to trigger aggressive behaviour, paranoia and occasionally psychosis. There are also currently no effective pharmacotherapies to help addicts manage its use, leaving […]

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Pregnancy Protection

Pregnancy can be a confusing time for soon-to-be parents, raising many questions about how to ensure their baby’s health. While the benefits of infant immunisations are generally well accepted, they don’t commence until the child reaches six weeks, making their lives up until then a genuine ‘danger zone’. Immunisation during pregnancy offers another way to […]

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The Pathology of Gluttony

Inaugural Lecture Mention “cirrhosis” and it typically conjurs an immediate association with excessive alcohol consumption. But although this connection is well established, it’s not the end of the story. The full spectrum of so-called “fatty liver diseases” that interfere with the liver’s normal metabolism of fat and lead to cirrhosis, are also increasingly recognised as […]

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Battling the Bugs

What’s working and what could be done better to control childhood infectious disease
 
Presented by: A/Prof. Helen Marshall

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The Discriminating Female

How the choosy female immune system exercises reproductive quality control
Presented by: Sarah Robertson
When: Tues 10th May, 5.30-6.30pm
Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre. North Terrace Campus

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Widgets, gadgets and other health technologies

Using evidence, priorities and values to guide choices.

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