Media coverage misses the nuances of the chief health officer roles. This is what we found when we spoke to them.
Do you actually need compulsory vaccination at your workplace? And if you do, as a last resort, how do you make mandates fair?
As the Delta strain spreads in Australia, there is increasing urgency to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are vaccinated.
The federal government has announced COVID-19 vaccination will now become mandatory for aged-care workers. This comes amid a slow and troubled rollout in the sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNSW researchers have created new DNA tests to accelerate Salmonella detection and, in the future, pinpoint the source of food poisoning outbreaks.
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.