News Centre archive - 2018

Collated on this page is an archive of the University's News Centre stories in 2018.

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Mind-bending drugs and devices: can they make us smarter?

Demand for drugs and devices that can enhance brain functions such as memory, creativity, attention and intelligence, is on the rise. But could the long-term side-effects outweigh the benefits of being “smarter”?

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Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?

There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis.

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Female trailblazers shine at the Whitlam Institute

The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University welcomed the Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, to open a major new exhibition curated by NSW State Archives.

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Study: Australian public hospitals cannot meet the rising demand for obesity care

Despite our national waistline being touted as a major public health concern – Western Sydney University research has found that public hospitals are not adequately resourced to treat the one million adults currently living with clinically severe obesity.

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Being a property investor or house hunter makes Sydneysiders more supportive of foreign investment

Property investors are more likely to support foreign investment in the property market than people without such investments, we have found in a survey of Sydneysiders’ views about foreign real estate investment.

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Why you should talk to your children about Cambridge Analytica

Former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie blew the whistle last month.


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