UNSW Medicine & Health

Health research

NSW Health’s Round Six of the Prevention Research Support Program will fund research on infectious diseases, drug and alcohol use and primary health care.

Two cars stranded in flood waters

Driving into floodwater is the leading cause of flood-related death. So why do people do it?

range of ready to pour spirits on a shelf in a bar setting

Localised data on alcohol-related harm and licensed outlets will help decisions on new liquor licences maintain a health focus.

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A significant cryptocurrency donation to UNSW Sydney will support an open-source tool providing early warning of emerging pandemics.

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Powerlifting is just as effective as bodyweight exercise for chronic low back pain, new study reveals. 

An MRI of Alzheimer's Disease

What can you do to help put the brakes on this cruel and debilitating disease? 

Close up of a person in hospital scrubbs making notes on a clipboard

If hospitals know a person has an intellectual disability, they can tailor communication and care to improve their treatment and health outcomes.

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New national standards aim to change doctors’ prescribing habits for hospital patients with pain when they’re discharged home.

Prof. Badve and Prof. Anderson

Researchers will examine new treatments to improve outcomes for people with advanced kidney disease and those who have experienced an ischaemic stroke.   

A tabby cat licks a kitten

Live birth has evolved independently more than 150 times. The underlying biophysical processes all look quite similar, but new research shows they use completely different genetic tools.

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