Centre for Big Data Research in Health

Flatten the curve

Public health interventions can do more than just flatten the COVID-19 curve, UNSW epidemiological modelling shows.

painkillers

Medical researchers at UNSW have revealed how painkiller sales have developed since codeine was rescheduled in 2018.

Pregnant woman

Studies analysing the safety of using quit smoking medication during pregnancy have been few and far between – now, new UNSW big data research sheds light on the matter.

Heartburn

A new UNSW study has found that national initiatives were unsuccessful in reducing prolonged use of anti-acid medicines, and more targeted interventions are needed.

Xanax

Alprazolam – known as Xanax – is still being overprescribed and misused, a big data study has found.

Sallie Pearson and Louisa Jorm

Two of UNSW's top health data experts, Professor Sallie Pearson and Professor Louisa Jorm, have been appointed to national committees to support the government on how big data is managed and shared. 

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UNSW medical data researcher Dr Kalinda Griffiths has won a major award from the Lowitja Institute for her research into health inequalities across Australia.

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A UNSW-led study of more than 100,000 children is the largest ever to examine who delays starting school in New South Wales, and how a child’s age when they start school relates to their ‘readiness’ in terms of development.

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Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.

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A new UNSW study shows that the majority of lung cancers can be prevented. The findings strongly support the importance of preventing the uptake of smoking and assisting Australians in quitting.

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