Centre for Big Data Research in Health

Doctor with stethoscope round their neck in background with artwork of heart monitor graph superimposed

Eight UNSW Sydney researchers have received $1.8 million in competitive research funding from the Heart Foundation.

Fighting infections with antibiotics

Study reveals substantial drop in antibiotic prescribing following COVID-19 restrictions, but will this practice continue in the post-pandemic era?

Woman who recently underwent cancer treatment wearing a headscarf

The findings come as welcome news as NSW lockdowns continue – but future cancer treatment patterns will depend on how current infection rates develop.

Close-up of newborn baby's feet poking out of blanket

Gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy might have a high up-front price tag. But by screening and treating infants early, the therapy can save both lives and money in the long term.

Shoppers queue outside wearing face masks because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines on the UNSW Newsroom this year, but readers also wanted to know more about research in other health areas.

IVF

A new report by UNSW medical researchers sheds light on the latest IVF numbers, success rates and trends. 

Testing blood pressure

Hydrochlorothiazide use increases older people’s risk of developing skin cancer, a study by UNSW Sydney scientists has shown – but the researchers warn against suddenly stopping the medicine.

a human heart in virtual reality

UNSW researchers are developing an app to reduce re-admission of stroke patients to hospital and an online shopping tool to reduce blood pressure.

IVF

For the first time, a study – led by UNSW Medicine – has estimated a woman’s chances of having a second IVF baby.

Flatten the curve

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

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