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Study finds best way to minimize impulsivity

Research has found new ways to curb impulsive behaviour such as excessive gambling and hyper sexuality.


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Study finds older adults less emotional with financial decisions

Research has found older adults are more likely to act rationally when making financial decisions compared to young people, whose decision making processes are more clouded by emotions.


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New study recommends watching your waistline as a first step to maintaining good health

An expanding waistline is a main predictor of whether people will go on to develop serious and potentially life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.



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Study finds access to green space not equitable in nation's largest cities

Green space in our cities is important to improve and maintain good health. Yet new research reveals that some of our poorest communities don’t fare as well as their affluent neighbours when it comes to green space availability.


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Study to shine a light on nocturnal habits of feral cats

The secret life of feral cats in the Hawkesbury will be revealed when a catch and release study begins in late April.


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Racism survey shows public supports existing Racial Discrimination Act

Research has found the Federal Government’s plan to unwind parts of the Racial Discrimination Act does not have majority public support.


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International scholarship to aid UWS brain researcher

A UWS researcher exploring therapies to help people ‘rewire’ their brains after damage from injury or disease has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the US National Institutes of Health.


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New funding for UWS to safeguard Australia’s future

Through two new Cooperative Research Centres UWS will play a key role in finding solutions to two of Australia’s most pressing challenges, healthcare and funding the retirement of an ageing population.



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