Medicine

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The mental health issues faced by asylum seekers are exacerbated by the uncertainty and harsh conditions of detention, writes Karen Zwi.  

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UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type.  

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From ward rounds to sellout crowds, UNSW medical student Sophie Payten strikes the perfect chord.

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A simple online tool developed with UNSW support will help bank staff combat the growing problem of financial abuse of people with dementia.

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Cancer screening is beneficial when it prevents people from dying. But using cancer survival rates to promote screening, as is often done, is misleading, write Katy Bell, Alexandra Barratt and Andrew Hayen.

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A new assessment tool will help doctors and caregivers identify elderly patients who are likely to die within three months, enabling better end-of-life care, UNSW researchers say.

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Scientists have identified five genetic variants that influence structures within the brain, a discovery that could help determine genetic processes that underlie neuropsychiatric diseases.

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A landmark genetics study involving UNSW researchers offers new hope for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, the most common reason for a heart transplant.

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A world-first online registry launched by UNSW and the Randwick Hospitals Campus hopes to improve access to fertility preservation services for cancer patients. 

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Temper tantrums, playground fights, or just seeming to delight in annoying others. Conduct problems in childhood can be a precursor of worse to come, writes Rhoshel Lenroot.

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