public health

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When people who test positive to COVID-19 become subject to ridicule for their activities, it could make others feel reluctant to reveal their movements to contact tracers.

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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.

Shoppers queue outside wearing face masks because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines on the UNSW Newsroom this year, but readers also wanted to know more about research in other health areas.

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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.

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UNSW researchers have created new DNA tests to accelerate Salmonella detection and, in the future, pinpoint the source of food poisoning outbreaks.

Too easy for under-18s to buy alcohol online

Tougher laws for online alcohol sales are needed to prevent under-18s and people with an alcohol dependency from buying liquor at the touch of a button, UNSW public health researchers say.

Indigenous eye health

A systematic review by UNSW researchers has revealed Indigenous eye health needs more non-clinical resources and support.

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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