Health

virtual reality medicine

Medical students are using virtual reality to help learn anatomy. But is it a game-changing technology some people say it is, asks Michelle Moscova.

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There is compelling evidence that treatment greatly reduces HIV transmission but prevention of the disease remains complex, the latest report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows.

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A new UNSW public health degree launched in India will strengthen the country's capacity to respond to major health challenges. 

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New HIV notifications in the non-Indigenous population have stabilised while rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have doubled over the past five years, according to new research.  

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An Indigenous former footballer who runs a suicide prevention charity, a military veteran who crossed the Bass Strait in a tinnie, and a woman who developed the world’s first Mental Health First Aid program are among the seven finalists in the inaugural Australian Mental Health Prize.  

knee surgery

There's often limited success for many common types of surgery and understanding the evidence is the key to deciding what's best for you, write Ian Harris and Paul Myles.

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Research into the health consequences of burning fossil fuels, preventing STIs and designing next generation orthopaedic implants are among UNSW projects to receive backing from the NHMRC.

alcohol

Changes to women's alcohol consumption have important implications for how we think about tackling harmful alcohol use, write Tim Slade, Cath Chapman and Maree Teesson.

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Over 55s with mild cognitive impairment can improve their brain function with high-intensity strength training, a new study has revealed.

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Women are catching up with men on their alcohol consumption and its impact on their health, according to international evidence collated by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.

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