Health

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Digital health experts have gathered at UNSW to discuss the future of healthcare technology and the use of big data in health systems around the world at the first International Digital Health Symposium.

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A study of thousands of premature babies has found that parents who spend long periods in hospital caring for their infant experience less stress and that babies show faster weight gain.

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Wearing face masks to prevent disease and counter pollution is common in many Asian countries, but their effectiveness depends on the type of mask, write C Raina MacIntyre and Abrar Ahmad Chughtai.

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Despite rates of spinal fusion being on the rise for chronic back pain sufferers, current evidence doesn't support its effectiveness, write Gustavo Machado, Christine Lin and Ian Harris.

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As injuries at indoor trampoline parks soar, there is an urgent need for mandatory minimum safety standards, write Lisa Nicole Sharwood, Davide Eager and Susan Adams.

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UNSW medical researcher Keith Ooi has received a $1 million grant to lead a major study to see if probiotics can improve the overall health and life expectancy of children with cystic fibrosis.

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A recommendation that the HIV prevention drug PrEP be approved for public subsidy has been hailed as an essential step in Australia's response to HIV.

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UNSW medical researcher Mei Ling Yap is leading a major training program for radiation oncologists and staff at Cambodia’s new National Cancer Centre, the country’s first modern cancer care facility.

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Babies and children with chronic rare lung diseases will receive new-generation genome testing to improve diagnosis and treatment in a new UNSW research study funded by Australian Genomics Health Alliance.

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PNG's first representative survey of people most at risk for HIV has revealed that one in six sex workers in Port Moresby are HIV positive.

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