UNSW Medicine & Health

Ancient city of Mayapan, Mexico

A change in climate may have triggered the decline and collapse of the Mayan city of Mayapán in the 15th century.

Two people wearing masks on the street next to a woman without a mask

If our immunity from COVID vaccines is waning, then wearing a mask to prevent infection is even more valuable. But not many people seem to be thinking that way when they’re out and about.

young adolescent male kicking a soccer ball

Studies have found that sports can provide a safe environment to teach young people positive values through organized activities that lead to better resilience.

person lying on the ground after a car accident

Traffic and unintentional injuries are the leading cause of adolescent deaths worldwide.

Microscopic images of the monkeypox virus

Monkeypox has spread to more than 50 countries and will continue to be monitored. Here’s what we know about monkeypox so far and what researchers want to find out.

Holly Seale

Associate Professor Holly Seale has been recognised for her contribution to public health in developing a COVID-19 vaccination glossary and training program targeting people from diverse backgrounds.

Men in hard hats with heads down, looking discouraged

What do disadvantaged communities need to weather long COVID? Ask them.

A male blood donor's arm

New research estimates proportion of the adult population in Australia with evidence of past infection following the Omicron wave.

Mary-Louise McLaws and Kerry Chant

Professor Mary-Louise McLaws and Dr Kerry Chant, recognised for their contribution to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, are among members of the UNSW community to be honoured.

an illustration of a cutout of a human head with a heart-shaped brain

The Prize has expanded into four new nomination categories, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Lived experience, Professional and Community hero.

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