Health

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24 July 2014
Are we inadvertently responsible for the high number of Australians dying through suicide in old age, asks Roderick McKay.
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24 July 2014
Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.
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24 July 2014
Back pain has never been a health or research priority, despite the fact that 25 per cent of Australians suffer from it, write Chris Maher, Ian Harris and Rachelle Buchbinder.
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23 July 2014
In this video inteview with The Conversation, Michael Kirby, Visiting Professorial Fellow and patron of The Kirby Institute at UNSW, talks about how the law impacts HIV.
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23 July 2014
Despite significant achievements on the prevention front, a number of myths about HIV persist in the Australian community, writes Bridget Haire.
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21 July 2014
Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend. His legacy on HIV research will live on, but there remain huge hurdles. If Lange had any solutions they died with him over a field in eastern Ukraine, writes David Cooper.
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21 July 2014
Stigma and discrimination remain the most substantial barriers to conquering HIV, write Brendan Crabb and Michael Kirby.
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18 July 2014
UNSW’s Football United has returned from the World Cup in Rio, jubilant if not victorious after running second in their group – locked out of the quarter finals by a team from France.
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18 July 2014
Two men treated at St Vincent’s Hospital in partnership with UNSW's Kirby Institute have undetectable levels of HIV more than three years after their bone marrow transplants, the first successful cases of the HIV virus being cleared in Australia.
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18 July 2014
In responding to the needs of communities affected by HIV, it is vital that the response includes not just science and research but also people's social needs, write Andrew Grulich, Cheryl Overs and Peter Higgs.
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18 July 2014
Australia has long been seen as a world leader in HIV prevention, treatment and care, yet our academic sector has been underutilised when it comes to the delivery of international health aid, write David Cooper and John Kaldor.
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17 July 2014
HIV/AIDS is “not yesterday’s issue; it is not a problem that has gone away”, HIV campaigner Lord Norman Fowler has told a UNSW audience, arguing that the epidemic needs to be raised higher on the global health agenda.
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17 July 2014
French Nobel Laureate Francoise Barré-Sinoussi has been awarded a UNSW honorary doctorate of medicine in recognition of her contribution to HIV/AIDS research.
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17 July 2014
Unlike plagues of the past, which have often been equalisers, indiscriminately killing nobility and working class, young and old, this modern plague kills very differently, write Michael Kirby and Mark Dybul.
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16 July 2014
The number of new HIV diagnoses in Australia remains the highest seen for 20 years, according to the Annual HIV Surveillance report released today at UNSW’s Kirby Institute Annual Symposium.
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14 July 2014
Those rare people who never fall ill with AIDS despite being infected with HIV could be a key to developing a vaccine or even a cure, Nobel prize-winning virologist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi will tell a UNSW symposium.
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09 July 2014
Genetic mutations that affect our blood cells' haemoglobin are the most common of all mutations. Finding an effective treatment would eliminate the need for lifelong blood transfusions, writes Merlin Crossley.
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08 July 2014
Producing medicinal cannabis in Tasmania would not only help many Australians in need but also create a new and invaluable industry, writes Dr Alex Wodak.
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08 July 2014
Train your brains for the impending zombie apocalypse these school holidays at UNSW's Museum of Human Disease.
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08 July 2014
Some of the world’s leading researchers in HIV will converge on UNSW for the launch of the Kirby Institute’s new facilities and a symposium on the challenges in infectious disease.
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04 July 2014
Global health funding for HIV prevention and treatment programs have resulted in tremendous health and economic savings however developing countries still need assistance, write David Wilson and Braedon Donald.
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30 June 2014
Innovative research on health technologies has won UNSW’s Professor Johanna Westbrook the title of ICT Professional of the Year at the NSW iAwards. 
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25 June 2014
Two UNSW post-doctoral researchers have been chosen to meet some of the world’s finest minds at the annual Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany.
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23 June 2014
A flying squad of Australian public health specialists has been officially launched, bringing together for the first time experts who can rush to disaster zones to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
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18 June 2014
Immunisation plays an important role in keeping Australians healthy in old age, writes Raina MacIntyre.

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