30 November 2012
Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute has been involved in every major breakthrough in world-wide HIV treatment and management.
29 November 2012
Three decades after the onset of the AIDS pandemic, Australia’s leading HIV research body The Kirby Institute is calling on ‘pos-neg’ couples to join the fight for HIV. prevention.
28 November 2012
Younger people are increasingly being diagnosed with dementia and UNSW researchers are undertaking the first known Australian study to investigate why.
28 November 2012
A new analysis suggests four – not seven – is the “magic” number easily processed by the brain, challenging a long-held view on what constitutes the limit to human perception.
21 November 2012
An epidemic of new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Australia has led UNSW researchers to embark on a world-first study to uncover the causes.
21 November 2012
In a world-first, UNSW researchers have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.
20 November 2012
A new report prepared by UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre forecasts that three million Australians will develop dementia between 2012 and 2050.
19 November 2012
Stress-response systems in people with chronic fatigue syndrome are signalling to the body that it is not safe to relax, creating a state of high alert that can be likened to post-traumatic stress disorder, new research suggests.
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16 November 2012
The speciality of intensive care has a responsibility to begin a discussion about the limitations of modern medicine and the inevitability of ageing and dying, writes Kenneth Hillman.
12 November 2012
Results of a vaccination program in newborns in the Northern Territory suggest chronic hepatitis B infection could be on the way out in Australia, a Kirby Institute study has found.
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07 November 2012
Researchers are using online cognitive behavioural therapy to help people get more sleep.
06 November 2012
A study into use of the federal government’s healthdirect telephone advice line raises questions over whether the line is the best use of finite health dollars.
06 November 2012
Researchers are urging doctors to prioritise bone health care when considering bariatric surgery.
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06 November 2012
The NSW Cancer Survivors Centre has received a cheque for $205,810 from the Dry July campaign to help patients cope with the challenges they face after cancer treatment.
01 November 2012
A UNSW-led soccer initiative designed to improve social cohesion for young refugees, is now part of an after-school care program.
30 October 2012
An increase in deaths from prescription painkillers is alarming, but the problem does not arise from one simple cause and a single intervention won't offer a solution, argues Louisa Degenhardt.
26 October 2012
The complexity of genetic mutations responsible for pancreatic cancer means patients may need individual diagnoses and treatments, Australian research shows.
26 October 2012
Once again, overdose deaths from opioids are increasing in Australia. And once again, we are in danger of ignoring effective, evidence-based interventions, argues Alex Wodak.
26 October 2012
It’s normal to have recurring waves of grief after the loss of a loved one but prolonged, severe grief requires treatment, writes Richard Bryant.
23 October 2012
The UNSW-affiliated medical research centre, the Ingham Institute, has officially opened in Sydney.
22 October 2012
The new Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing will help tackle an illness that is the nation’s third leading cause of death, dementia.
19 October 2012
Studies into the effectiveness of reduced doses of HIV therapy and healthy brain ageing are among UNSW projects to receive major backing in the latest round of medical research funding.
17 October 2012
Australia has recorded a 50 per cent spike in new HIV diagnoses in a decade and a re-invigoration of prevention approaches is needed to drive down new cases, annual data show.
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17 October 2012
An urgent revision of HIV prevention practices is required in Australia, warn the authors of an annual report of trends in behavior.
16 October 2012
A successful home care program pioneered by UNSW researchers that supports vulnerable mothers from pregnancy until their child turns two is now being implemented around the world.