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Jane Ussher

Research finds cancer survivors suffer lower libidos long after treatment

A study has found the sexual activities of more than three quarters of cancer survivors changed after treatment- even if their cancers didn't affect reproductive organs.


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Research finds trees can be at risk if mining alters groundwater levels

Western Sydney University research has found open-cut mines that modify groundwater levels can impact ecosystems outside official boundaries, raising questions about their full ecological effects.






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Citizen scientists needed to help save sick wombats

As wombats fight for survival against a deadly skin disease that kills in months, scientists are asking Australians to help take a census of wombats using an innovative new app.


Mark Ant

Study unlocks secrets to learning new languages

A study has found young adults who are immersed in a new language not only learn faster and more accurately, they are better at understanding accents and piecing together multiple conversations.


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Study sheds new light on Australian Pacfiic community

A report has shed light on the Pacific community in Australia, a largely ignored sector of society similar to other migrant working communities around the world.



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Bellinger River Turtle under threat of extinction

Seventeen turtles in quarantine and a team of scientists could be all that stops a native turtle species in NSW from being wiped out by a mystery disease that has killed an estimated 400 turtles since February this year.


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Researchers question dense approach to residential development

High-density city living does not guarantee improved environmental outcomes, with new research showing other variables such as belief in human-induced climate change and level of education play a key role.


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Study finds people power can lower blood pressure

The world’s largest study of diabetes peer support has shown it can significantly lower blood pressure in patients with Type 2 diabetes and potentially reduce their risk of serious complications.



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