Adam Jaffe

An ill child lies in a hospital bed attached to a medical device

A rise in vaccine-resistant bacteria shows the need for a new vaccine to fight childhood empyema after a spike in hospitalisations, a new UNSW study reveals.

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A landmark study on the standard of healthcare for Australian children has found that while clinicians generally adhere to treatment guidelines, there are areas that could improve.

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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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The majority of children with mild and intermittent asthma end up not having symptoms in adulthood, write Louisa Owens and Adam Jaffe.

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UNSW has received $37 million in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council.