UNSW Medicine

woman wearing face mask

The advice on wearing masks in public has just changed in Australia. Here are your options if you live in Melbourne or other areas with high rates of community transmission.

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The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.

young woman wearing face mask

As Melbourne returns to lockdown, the evidence suggests routine mask-wearing - as seen in many countries but not so far in Australia - could be a valuable tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

coronavirus testing

There are some very good reasons why some people decline coronavirus testing, which we need to address before jumping to conclusions.

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Conjoint Professor at UNSW Medicine and respiratory disease expert Christine Jenkins says COVID pneumonia happens when the virus invades the lungs and causes an inflammatory reaction that compromises the function of the lung.

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The risk of injury when returning to sport after a period of inactivity is minimal if exercise is commenced gradually, says a UNSW expert

Medication on counter

A major clinical trial has found that allopurinol does not prevent worsening of kidney disease – despite up to 20 per cent of kidney disease patients being prescribed the medication.

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UNSW leads the ARWU subject rankings, appearing in 52 research disciplines and topping the nation for subjects ranked number one in Australia.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence will determine appropriate therapies for university students experiencing psychological distress. 

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A play-based therapy aimed at helping parents manage children’s behaviour has produced long-lasting results in a live trial.

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