Most stings can be safely handled at home. But in rare cases, you can get a serious allergic reaction, which needs urgent medical attention.

Ruby Princess docked at Sydney Harbour, February 2020

The Ruby Princess became the location for one of the most well-known early outbreaks of COVID. Image: Getty Images/Lisa Maree Williams

The High Court has found that consumers can be protected even if they haven’t fully read their terms and even if they were outside of Australia when they accepted them.

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Rosemary Kayess. Photo: Darren Clark Around Sounds

Ms Kayess will be the first woman with lived experience of disability to hold the office since the inaugural commissioner, who was appointed 30 years ago.

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The Australian Standard for public accessible bathrooms makes them inaccessible for some wheelchair users, says UNSW's Dr Vasilakopoulou, who advocates for increased co-design. Photo: Getty Images.

Greater focus on inclusive design – including improving Australian Standards – will improve the liveability of the built environment for all people, says a UNSW expert.

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Scientia Professor Megan Davis. Photo: H. Stewart

UNSW Sydney Scientia Professor and leading lawyer on Indigenous constitutional recognition, Megan Davis, has been appointed visiting professor of Australian studies at Harvard University. 

UNSW Sydney performs strongly in the latest rankings, leading Australia in the categories of Knowledge Exchange and Health and Wellbeing.

A partnership between UNSW’s Kirby Institute, Durex and Walkabout Barber aims to improve engagement and awareness of sexual health among young Aboriginal men.

With a little forward planning and by keeping things flexible, everyone can enjoy end-of-year celebrations.

Prioritising, avoiding procrastination, decluttering and focusing on the “big picture” are all good things to keep in mind.

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen has received the James Cook Medal, with academics from Medicine & Health, Science and UNSW Canberra recognised with awards for research and scholarly excellence.

Australia is getting close to eliminating HIV transmission, but inequities in the delivery and uptake of prevention and treatment strategies remain.

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For World AIDS Day, Curtis Chan from the Kirby Institute talks through the findings of the PrEP Appeal Study. The research found that cost and access are the main barriers to more people using pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

The PrEP Appeal Study surveyed more than 17,000 men who have sex with men and 1,200 transgender women across 16 countries in the Asia Pacific. The countries surveyed included Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Curtis Chan is a research associate and PhD student in HIV prevention at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. You can find him on TikTok @curtisxchan.

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There is a deep and complex history of feminist thought and activism around marriage. 

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Key themes at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) include technology and innovation, inclusion, frontline communities and finance. Photo: Getty Images/suken

A range of UNSW experts will be able to comment on key themes relating to COP28, which will be held in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December. 

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The High Court judges unanimously held that a person must be released from immigration detention where there is no real prospect of them being deported in the foreseeable future.

Taylor Swift performing The Eras Tour at Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The tragic incident at the Swift concert and similar examples are not isolated but indicate a broader trend. Photo: Buda Mendes/TAS23/Getty Images.

One fan died and others reported burns at the Swift concert. And we’re going to see similar incidents at future concerns if we don’t start planning for extreme weather.

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UNSW Scientia Professor Megan Davis. Photo: UNSW Sydney

Professor Davis’ appointment to the Academy of the Humanities completes a rare trifecta. She has already been appointed to the Academies of Law and of Social Sciences.

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As human space travel increases, there is a need for better understanding of how spaceflight affects biological systems. Photo: Getty Images.

A UNSW Sydney researcher has been awarded a $1m grant by the US Air Force to investigate what happens to earthly life in reduced gravity.

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen and Professor Alta Schutte

Scientia Professor Helen Christensen and Professor Alta Schutte have been awarded NHMRC Synergy Grants. Photo: UNSW.

Projects that will improve hypertension treatments and use AI to personalise mental health treatments have received NHMRC funding.

The project, spanning researchers across science and the humanities, looks at how ‘research assessment’ affects research in Australia.

Could teenagers get on with older people and vice versa? Turned out, they could. And both flourished.