UNSW Medicine


At age 16 Riley Bennett was told by a high school adviser he should train as a baker. Setting his sights higher, the Indigenous student is now studying to become a doctor.


The reclassification of anxiety treatment Xanax as a drug of addiction has resulted in a reduction in its misuse, a UNSW-led study has found.

End of Life

A study of the care of elderly patients hospitalised at the end of their life has found more than a third received invasive and potentially harmful medical treatments.

Henry Brodaty

UNSW's Henry Brodaty has won the $250,000 Ryman Prize for his tireless work over 30 years to combat dementia – a disease that affects more than 340,000 Australians.


A "smart" paper-based patch that changes colour in sunlight could provide an affordable tool to help prevent sunburn and deadly skin cancers, researchers say.


Professor Bill Rawlinson from UNSW's School of Medical Sciences explains what the Zika virus is, and the particular concerns for pregnant women contracting Zika virus disease. 



UNSW’s Football United is using the World Game to help heal social wounds in Myanmar, which is slowly recovering from six decades of conflict.


Scalding injury to body tissue is not known to cause cancer. But experimental data suggest cancer may arise when injured tissue then comes into contact with carcinogens, writes Bernard Stewart.


Understanding how chemotherapy-induced nerve damage impacts on the quality of life of Australia’s cancer survivors is the goal of a new survey launched by UNSW.

good fats

Are products with fat-free, reduced fat, low fat, or 'lite' labels always healthier, asks Rebecca Reynolds.