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Pregnant woman

Studies analysing the safety of using quit smoking medication during pregnancy have been few and far between – now, new UNSW big data research sheds light on the matter.

Dr Orazio Vittorio. Image: Children's Cancer Institute

Cancer researcher Orazio Vittorio was completing his PhD when a tumour started to grow in his kidney. After an accidental diagnosis at university, an emergency surgery by his supervisor saved his life. 

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This World Cancer Day, a range of UNSW Medicine cancer researchers, clinicians and scientists are available for media interviews. Their expertise spans all aspects of cancer, from prevention and detection to treatment and survivorship.

Doctor and patient

A large Australian study has revealed the top factors for specialist doctor trainee satisfaction.

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Trailblazing UNSW Sydney academics join distinguished alumni and friends on the 2020 Australia Day honours list. 

Young doctors who work long hours are at greater risk of developing mental health problems.

Junior doctors who work more than 55 hours a week are at a greater risk of developing mental health problems and experiencing suicidal ideation.

Risk of drowning in rivers

The Aussie tradition of cooling off in a river could be fatal on Australia Day after a recent UNSW study showed a heightened risk of drowning on the day.

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Conjoint Professor Bin Jalaludin from UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine answers your top questions about air quality and how to stay protected as the Australian bushfires continue.
 

Opioids

A review of more than 100 studies from around the world has shown that people who use opioids for extramedical reasons have significantly higher rates of mortality.

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The most popular stories of 2019 take us from identifying semi-identical twins in pregnancy to reversing the negative effects of menopause. 

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