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Since witnessing the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, doctor and public health graduate Allison Gocotano has urged Australians not to become idle in the face of such disastrous events. 

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans, but the reaction to the report has been muted and it seems to be business as usual, writes Bin Jalaludin. 

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The first step in breaking the vicious cycle of disadvantage and empowering young indigenous Australians is to look at our communities' circumstances through a different lens, argues Lisa Jackson Pulver.

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Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success – instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver meaningful change.

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Doctors lag behind nurses in hand hygiene in hospitals, despite evidence that alcohol-based hand rub is the cheapest and best way to prevent infection, according to a new study.

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For middle-aged people with narrowed arteries, new research finds the flu vaccine may almost halve the risk of a heart attack. 

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For the most part, acute gastroenteritis is a self-limiting disease. It usually resolves completely without medical treatment, writes Michael Tam. 

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The human papillomavirus triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, new UNSW research shows.

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Manchester United stars have held a football coaching clinic with young refugees who are part of UNSW’s Football United.

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The Lao Government has awarded a Friendship Medal to UNSW Emeritus Professor Arie Rotem for his contribution to the country’s health sector.

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