23 September 2010
How much can we influence our brains? Does brain development extend over a lifetime? A Brain Sciences UNSW symposium outlines the latest findings in brain plasticity.
21 September 2010
An experimental drug to treat hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women could be a viable alternative to hormone replacement therapy, according to UNSW researchers.
17 September 2010
Laser acupuncture is a plausible treatment for depression and other mental disorders, UNSW researchers have shown for the first time.
31 August 2010
Adults who ride in the back of new cars are at higher risk of serious injury during an accident than those in the front seat, new research has found.
24 August 2010
Being fearful of falling can lead to actual falls among older people, irrespective of their real physical risk, new research finds.
10 August 2010
Australia has one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse in the world, yet few people seek treatment, a new study from UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found.
06 August 2010
UNSW's record enrolment of Indigenous medical students has been further boosted with five new Indigenous scholarships funded by the Balnaves Foundation.
23 July 2010
Men with a family history of prostate cancer who are confused about whether to undergo controversial screening could have their questions answered thanks to an online resource.
14 July 2010
For the first time, UNSW medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma experienced early in life.
13 July 2010
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will have the chance to take part in a pilot study of a unique internet-based education program, which has proved very successful in treating several other mental disorders.
06 July 2010
Vaccination against the virus that causes cervical cancer has had an additional benefit - a marked decline in cases of genital warts, a new study has found.
02 July 2010
People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will have the chance to take part in a pilot study of an internet-based education program.
01 July 2010
A study has found that mental health, alcohol and other drug services are harder to access for culturally and linguistically diverse clients.
29 June 2010
Residential scholarships supported by the annual Shalom Gamarada exhibition, which opened this week, are assisting more than 20 Indigenous medical students to realise their dream of becoming doctors.
15 June 2010
IVF patients will soon be able to track their test results through their mobile phones, using technology developed by UNSW researchers.
10 June 2010
UNSW researchers have developed a new national strategy aimed at eliminating syphilis and reducing other sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Indigenous communities.
28 May 2010
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was joined by NSW Premier Kristina Keneally to officially open the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at UNSW.
25 May 2010
UNSW's Lowy Cancer Research Centre, to be officially launched on Friday, has won three of the State's highest cancer research honours.
24 May 2010
Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make fundamental changes to the way society views and treats illness, a group of leading healthcare academics and clinicians will argue at a free public lecture and debate at the University of New South Wales on Monday 24 May.
24 May 2010
Australia's first integrated cancer research facility - the Lowy Cancer Research Centre - will be officially opened this Friday 28 May.
14 May 2010
They might be in the infancy of their medical careers, but a group of UNSW students has launched Australia's first medical journal produced for and by medical students.
04 May 2010
Good living, a happy outlook and avoiding obesity are more important than genes in prolonging life, according to the first study of Australian centenarians compiled by UNSW researchers.
28 April 2010
Negative attitudes towards obese people are based on an emotional response of disgust, a new study suggests.
13 April 2010
Fiji's attitude to sex work could be exposing the Pacific nation to a rapid spread of HIV/AIDS, with devastating consequences, a new AusAID-funded study has found.
08 April 2010
The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, will open the 11th Social Research Conference on HIV, hepatitis C and related diseases at the University of New South Wales this week (8-9 April).