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Codeine abuse requires holistic response: researcher

Requiring prescriptions for codeine, in a vacuum, is highly unlikely to curb a spike in overdoses, a University of New South Wales researcher has said. This comes after the Therapeutic Goods Administration recommended codeine and all drugs containing codeine, including Panadeine ...

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Dodgy research a culture problem: expert

Something must be done to change science’s ‘publish or perish’ culture, the chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics has said. Originally coined in the US, publish or perish refers to pressure in academia to rush research into publication to ...

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First, research sector, admit the problem

Australia must acknowledge it has failed to properly build collaborative partnerships between industry and researchers in order to achieve the kinds of links needed to benefit society, a leading figure has said. Addressing delegates at the Times Higher Education World ...

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Qld blood cancer test a ‘game-changer’

Sufferers of a specific type of blood cancer could be spared gruelling chemotherapy regimes thanks to a new test developed in Queensland. The world-first tool helps predict how patients with a specific form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – known as Diffuse ...

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MOOCs making an impact: research

Those who sign up and complete MOOCs are getting a genuine return on their time and effort with new research indicating that almost three quarters report career benefits and nearly two thirds reporting educational benefits. An online survey of about ...

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Paroxetine found ineffective, possibly harmful

The re-examination of a study that initially found psychiatric drug paroxetine to be a safe and effective treatment for depression in adolescents, has concluded the treatments drug to be ineffective and associated with serious side effects A team of international researchers, led by ...

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