UNSW Medicine

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A survey of young Australians shows first time users are ignoring the risks of synthetic drugs, putting their health and lives at risk.

 

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Researchers have discovered a way to stimulate muscle regrowth in the heart of a mouse, opening up prospects of new treatments for the 55,000 Australians who suffer heart attacks each year.

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UNSW research has found waiting months for a stiff shoulder to settle down before surgery may not be necessary, offering thousands of Australians with painful rotator cuff injuries hope of a speedier recovery. 

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UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute are using digital technologies to target groups most at risk of mental illiness, including young people and those living in regional, rural and remote areas.

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UNSW researchers have received close to $18 million in NHMRC funding, the top result in NSW and second best nationally.

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A UNSW research initiative to harness 'big data' to defeat dementia has received financial backing from corporate Australia, raising hopes of further insights into the disease.

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Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus has launched the UNSW Yunus Social Business Health Hub and urged young Australians to use their creativity to make a difference in the world.

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Fad diets led by celebrities with no formal qualifications, often demonstrate a misunderstanding of biochemistry and other basic nutrition science, writes Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds.

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Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found.

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The health advantages for younger people quitting cigarettes are well known. Now a study has found older smokers can reap similar benefits and save the health system billions of dollars.

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