Centre for Social Research in Health

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Fears that TikTok is “serving up” drug content to impressionable users have prompted calls for all drug content to be censored on the platform. But that would remove useful health advice too.

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COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

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Sufferers collected evidence of their persistent symptoms, and advocated for themselves and for further research. Even the term ‘long COVID’ stems from this activism.

The Mitchells vs The Machines

Fictional screen robots have long represented our fear of technology. A new animated family film combines this trepidation with many parents' fear of losing offline connection with their kids.

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While there are many different days dedicated to raising awareness, many go beyond simply drawing attention to a cause.

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New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.

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Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, says a new national study.

A protest at the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2016. Photo: Vixen Collective image archive

UNSW academics argue that the review into sex work could result in positive changes to the working conditions for many sex workers.

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An annual trends report says addressing the impact of COVID-19, stigma and the distrust of public health is needed to ensure harm reduction and raise treatment numbers. 

Jules Kim, Zahra Stardust and Cameron Cox standing outside in front of the Harbour Bridge

Sex workers face barriers to justice in sexual assault trials, and decriminalisation is necessary to enable sex workers to access legal redress, a UNSW law expert says.

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