Healthcare

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.

Female doctor consults with female patient online via laptop screen

COVID has highlighted the differences in healthcare affordability across the globe, with a glimpse into what the future of medicine could look like if we don’t act.

Healthcare workers transport a patient on a hospital bed between hospital buildings.

A new modelling study led by UNSW predicts demand for cancer surgery will rise by 52 per cent within two decades, with low-income countries bearing the greatest burden.

A healthcare worker wearing PPE prepares an injection

Australia's expedited plan to start dishing out COVID jabs in mid-late February will call for NASA-like logistical organisation. And ideally, no more clusters of infections to distract frontline workers.

A young girl sees a doctor with her mother

Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new UNSW study has found.

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Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.

A healthcare worker examines a patient with a stethoscope

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a ‘syndemic’ for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows.

Melissa Knothe Tate

UNSW professor Melissa Knothe Tate has international patents in orthopaedics, reconstructive surgery, and advanced materials and manufacturing engineering.

Distress health financing in Cambodia

A new UNSW study has found that unless healthcare is better funded for low socio-economic households in Cambodia, efforts to achieve universal health coverage will be futile.

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As we approach the edge of the fiscal cliff, we need to get smarter about how we tackle ageing and disease. And the way to do that is sitting right there in your pocket, writes Louisa Jorm. 

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