public health

ripened fruit displayed outside a fruit and vegetable store

Nearly two-thirds of suburbs in one major part of Sydney have no food stores at all. And in those that do, unhealthy food outlets outnumber healthy ones by more than six to one.

Colourful silhouettes of people in profile

The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of monkeypox to enrol in the TraX study to help shape the public health response.

a mother fits a face mask to her young daughter

At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.

A man walking down a busy street with a face mask on

With the goal of ‘business as usual’, politicians will continue to reduce COVID protections without immediate consequence while transmission is low. But then the next wave will come.

an older man sits on a bench looking into the distance

If we consider suicide rates within age groups, men over 85 are at three times the average risk. We should make sure older men have ways to express when they’re not coping and seek help.

A man about to get a vaccine from a medical worker

The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

monkeypox virus

There are steps to avoid infection and a vaccine is likely, says a public health expert from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney.

person lying on the ground after a car accident

Traffic and unintentional injuries are the leading cause of adolescent deaths worldwide.

Holly Seale

Associate Professor Holly Seale has been recognised for her contribution to public health in developing a COVID-19 vaccination glossary and training program targeting people from diverse backgrounds.

Men in hard hats with heads down, looking discouraged

What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.

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