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.
Australian funding of new hepatitis C treatments has provided the therapeutic tools to eliminate the disease as a public health issue within a decade, writes Greg Dore.
During a disease outbreak, lots of people can become infected in a short time and develop immunity, making it hard for the pathogen to spread, write Nicholas Geard, Cameron Simmons, James McCaw, James Wood and Jodie McVernon.
A UNSW public health expert says shelter, water and sanitation are the immediate priorities for Fijians, but longer term issues must also be addressed to avert a bigger crisis in the future.
With the WHO declaring the zika virus a global public health emergency, key questions must be answered if we are to protect those most at risk, writes Raina Macintyre.
Public health experts are gathering at UNSW today to discuss why one year after endemic measles was officially eliminated Australia continues to be plagued by sporadic outbreaks of the virus.
A UNSW review of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has found potential economic gains may come at a cost to Australians' health.
As West Africa’s Ebola outbreak claims more lives, two UNSW public health students are providing much needed practical support from Australia.
For the 25 million people of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ebola is not just an epidemiological terror, it is also a socioeconomic disaster, write Paul Munro and Greg van der Horst.
Inadequate guidelines for personal protective equipment may be to blame for health care workers contracting Ebola outside West Africa, writes Raina McIntyre.