UNSW Medicine and Health

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Around two in every 100 people have sex characteristics between the male-female binary definitions. Training for doctors and other health workers needs to reflect this.

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UNSW Sydney celebrates 10 finalists in the ‘Oscars of science’.

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People who contract COVID, and their contacts, have successfully self-isolated at home since the pandemic began.

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Chronic underinvestment in child mental health highlighted as nominations open for the 2021 Australian Mental Health Prize.

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What goes on in the life of an immunologist during a pandemic? Associate Professor Stuart Turville from UNSW Sydney and the Kirby Institute's Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program takes us through a day in the life of an immunologist. Images: Richard Freeman

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If new incentives don't work, mandatory policies may be the only way forward in ensuring high COVID vaccine coverage of staff.

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What can we do to overcome vaccine hesitancy? Associate Professor Holly Seale, an infectious disease social scientist at UNSW Sydney Medicine and Health discusses what we can do to overcome this issue. 

See, no crying or big needles, just a person of colour showing off his plaster

Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.

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UNSW scientists have grown human pancreatic cancer tumours in the lab – their model is the first of its kind, with important future clinical implications.

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Achieving high COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health workers will not only protect these critical staff members, it will support high levels of uptake among the public.