UNSW Medicine

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Deaths involving methamphetamine are on the rise in Australia with its use among injecting drug users up 50% in ten years, an analysis from UNSW's National Drug and Alcholol Research Centre has found.

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Surging house prices are posing a serious threat to the fertility of Generation Y, according to social researcher Mark McCrindle.

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It is a jungle out there, and the road for early career researchers is not easy, writes Louis Wang.

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A day of action will be held at UNSW this Thursday to raise funds for the people of Nepal as they recover from recent devastating earthquakes. 


A study by US and UNSW researchers has found prisoners forced to withdraw from methadone are less likely to seek community treatment. 


While assisted reproductive technology has solved fertility problems for many people, there’s often little fertility specialists can offer a woman much over 40, apart from egg donation, writes William Ledger.



Starting HIV treatment early, before immune damage occurs, brings real clinical benefits. But taking antiretrovirals is a daily, life-long commitment and people need support to make the right choices, writes Bridget Haire.

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An international study led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute has shown immediate treatment for people who are HIV positive can halve their risk of HIV-related serious disease or death.


Hospital emergency department presentations for young people significantly decreased following the introduction of the alcopops tax in 2008, according to a new UNSW-led study.


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UNSW researchers have discovered a biomarker that can help predict if standard cancer therapy will extend the life of patients with malignant brain tumours.