UNSW Medicine

Buddy Franklin

De-stigmatising mental illness through the stories of sporting heroes is a powerful way to tackle the issue, write Justin Richards, Philip Ward and Simon Rosenbaum.

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New drugs to treat children with aggressive cancers will be fast-tracked into clinical trials thanks to $2 million awarded to the Children’s Cancer Institute.

Marlene Kong

Marlene Kong believes you need to experience disadvantage to really understand it. That’s why it’s time for more Indigenous-led medical research.

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There are well-researched programs for preventing late-life suicide that can make a difference. It’s time we implemented them, writes Brian Draper.

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Australian children have revealed in a series of videos the impact of having a close relative diagnosed with dementia, in a bid to help other children better understand the condition.

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The first ever study into people presenting to hospital following a suicide attempt has found one third will receive no mental health follow up.

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Australian children with the most aggressive forms of cancer are set to benefit from a new program that will examine their unique cancer cells to help identify the drugs most likely to help.

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A world-first biobank of human fallopian tube samples, established by the Royal Hospital for Women and UNSW, will give new insights into ectopic and failed pregnancies, ultimately leading to improved fertility outcomes.

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Patients with hard-to-treat tumours could know within six months whether a cancer drug developed at UNSW is more effective than traditional chemotherapy, allowing them to live a relatively normal life during treatment.

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Australia's peak health and medical research funding body has drafted UNSW experts in big data, assisted reproductive technology and research innovation to help shape the future of Australia’s research sector.

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