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Study finds 'people power' can lower blood pressure

The world's largest study of diabetes peer support, where one person with diabetes helps guide others, 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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UWS breaks new ground with state-of-the-art science facility for Parramatta

The University of Western Sydney has marked the start of construction on the new state-of-the-art science facility at the UWS Parramatta campus.

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As the uni year gets underway, meet the students on the pathway to success

A record number of 3,709 pathway students are enrolled at UWSCollege this year, undertaking foundation studies as well as diploma programs in a wide range of areas.

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Shovels at the ready: NSW Premier gets construction underway on the new Parramatta City campus

At a formal ground breaking ceremony construction has officially commenced on One Parramatta Square (1PSQ) - the flagship University of Western Sydney Parramatta City Campus.

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Inspiring women named Women of the West for 2015

Grace Fava, Founder and President of the Autism Advisory and Support Service, is this year’s Women of the West. Melissa Radjenovic, founder of the Rotaract Club, is the Young Women of the West.


Research success stories

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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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Summer triggers for male eating disorders

Sun, sand and swimming may sound relaxing but for an increasing number of men summer is a stressful time as they grapple with concerns about body image.




Expert opinion

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You don't have to be barking mad to think trees are like us

It looks to us like trees have no eyes, ears, heart, voice, nerves, lungs, intestines, blood or brain. But that's not entirely true. Trees are more like us than we might think... just not in ways you may expect.


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Media changes reduce opinion in age of choice: expert

In the face of increased competition from new media companies, there may be changes to current ownership restrictions to allow mergers between established television broadcasters, radio stations and newspapers.




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South West Sydney residents set to benefit from new cancer detection project

A new project to assist people in South West Sydney access services to detect and treat colorectal cancers will be lead by the UWS School of Medicine.


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Mums: we need you! Penrith Babylab opens its doors

Parents interested in improving our understanding of the way children learn about language and the world are urged to contact the new UWS Babylab at Penrith.




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