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High birth intervention

Private hospitals drive surge in caesareans, inductions

A new study led by the University of Western Sydney has found low risk women giving birth in private hospitals in New South Wales are much more likely to have obstetric interventions.

FpB Lab Opening

New psychology labs explore the processes of human behaviour

The University of Western Sydney officially opened its Foundational Processes of Behaviour Research Laboratories on the Bankstown campus.


UWS builds on research success with two prestigious ARC grants

The University of Western Sydney has underlined its growing research reputation with the announcement of two prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grants.

School of Medicine

New research discovers link between high blood pressure and menopausal hormone therapy

A new medical study by the University of Western Sydney has found that hormone therapy used by women to combat the effects of menopause is associated with increased chances of developing high blood pressure.


Scientific road trip to save Murray River turtles

Two world experts on Australian native freshwater turtles are heading ‘downstream’ along the Murray to build local community partnerships to help save the animals.

School of Medicine

Risky drinkers over-represented in rural emergency department patients, new study finds

Nearly two in every five emergency department patients in rural areas of Australia drink alcohol at risky levels, a new study has found.

Dapto Dreaming

UWS researcher helps kids create a perfect place for play

Buy young children the latest toy and they may be more interested in playing with the cardboard box; take them to the local park, and they may wander away from the playground.


Medication is hard to swallow: Parents meander through a moral minefield with ADHD

Doctoral research from the University of Western Sydney has revealed the impossible position of parents, whose children are diagnosed with ADHD.

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