Health

Treating high blood pressure may have a major role in preventing dementia, according to a UNSW researcher, whose new book is based on the latest medical research.

NHMRC paxinos inside

The Federal Government has honoured two of the University's top medical researchers with prestigious Australia Fellowships worth $4 million each.

Masks inside

Donning a mask boosts protection from respiratory illnesses such as influenza, UNSW research has found, but convincing a reluctant public is proving a struggle.

John Hodges inside

Sarcasm might be the lowest form of wit but something's amiss if you can't detect it, according to UNSW researchers.

Sick genes inside

People with certain high-risk gene combinations are eight times more likely to suffer from a severe and prolonged illness when they have an infection.

Wheelchair inside

Cells from the human nose are showing further promise in remediating spinal cord injury, according to research from the University of New South Wales.

Julian Trollor inside

A leading researcher has been appointed to a new Chair at UNSW to drive efforts at improving support for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Including quality-of-life impacts in assessments of national vaccination programs would lead to many benefits, including improved productivity and less sick leave for parents, according to an editorial co-authored by a UNSW researcher, that has appeared the Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Braithwaite inside

Research aimed at reducing the number of patients harmed in our hospitals has been awarded $8.4 million - making UNSW the largest recipient of NHMRC Program Grants for 2009.

A test to diagnose an early onset dementia has been developed by UNSW researchers.

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