public health

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A public panel at UNSW on 19 April will discuss the implications of giving away valuable health data and other challenges of digital public health.

adult vaccination

While public health efforts focus on programs to improve immunisation rates in infants, unvaccinated adults have been ignored, warn C Raina MacIntyre, Holly Seale and Robert Menzies.

global health

The George Institute for Global Health and UNSW have announced their intention to form a strategic collaboration to bolster high-impact medical research and transform lives around the world, a priority of both organisations.

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Cancer Council NSW’s latest ­advice to strictly regulate electronic cigarettes like ­tobacco products is well meaning, but misguided and could be harmful, writes Colin Mendelsohn.

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A new UNSW public health degree launched in India will strengthen the country's capacity to respond to major health challenges. 

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Decriminalisation of personal drug use and possession saves public money and has significant public health benefits, according to a new report by UNSW.

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They're everywhere in hospitals, travellers' backpacks and the aisles of pharmacies in winter, but do we really need to use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, asks Mary-Louise McLaws.

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Australian funding of new hepatitis C treatments has provided the therapeutic tools to eliminate the disease as a public health issue within a decade, writes Greg Dore. 

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During a disease outbreak, lots of people can become infected in a short time and develop immunity, making it hard for the pathogen to spread, write Nicholas Geard, Cameron Simmons, James McCaw, James Wood and Jodie McVernon.

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A UNSW public health expert says shelter, water and sanitation are the immediate priorities for Fijians, but longer term issues must also be addressed to avert a bigger crisis in the future. 

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