Centre for Big Data Research in Health

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More Indigenous children are going to hospital in NSW with serious burns than non-Indigenous kids but are less likely to be treated in a paediatric burns unit, a study led by UNSW and supported by The George Institute for Global Health has found.

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In the largest project of its kind, UNSW researchers have analysed 1.2 million calls to a helpline in NSW and found more than two-thirds of patients attended an emergency department when advised to do so.

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Avoidable hospitalisations among Aboriginal children are almost double those of non-Aboriginal children, UNSW research has revealed. 

Anxiety

The reclassification of anxiety treatment Xanax as a drug of addiction has resulted in a reduction in its misuse, a UNSW-led study has found.

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As we approach the edge of the fiscal cliff, we need to get smarter about how we tackle ageing and disease. And the way to do that is sitting right there in your pocket, writes Louisa Jorm. 

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New research shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are more than one and a half times more likely to be hospitalised for unintentional injuries than non-Indigenous children, prompting calls for more targeted child injury prevention programs.

Louisa Jorm

A new health research centre led by vet-turned-epidemiologist Louisa Jorm is taming the big data beast.