public health

Flu vaccine

A new UNSW study has found that most adult Indigenous Australians are not receiving free flu and pneumococcal vaccinations.

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"Nudging" is based on the idea we can push people gently towards doing what’s best for their health. But what is best? Carissa Bonner and Ben Newell discuss the options.

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In most Australian states, if you have certain STIs, you have a legal responsibility to notify your potential sexual partners, Dr Denton Callander writes.

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A public panel at UNSW on 19 April will discuss the implications of giving away valuable health data and other challenges of digital public health.

adult vaccination

While public health efforts focus on programs to improve immunisation rates in infants, unvaccinated adults have been ignored, warn C Raina MacIntyre, Holly Seale and Robert Menzies.

global health

The George Institute for Global Health and UNSW have announced their intention to form a strategic collaboration to bolster high-impact medical research and transform lives around the world, a priority of both organisations.

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Cancer Council NSW’s latest ­advice to strictly regulate electronic cigarettes like ­tobacco products is well meaning, but misguided and could be harmful, writes Colin Mendelsohn.

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A new UNSW public health degree launched in India will strengthen the country's capacity to respond to major health challenges. 

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Decriminalisation of personal drug use and possession saves public money and has significant public health benefits, according to a new report by UNSW.

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They're everywhere in hospitals, travellers' backpacks and the aisles of pharmacies in winter, but do we really need to use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, asks Mary-Louise McLaws.

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