UNSW Medicine & Health

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When it comes to reducing the spread of COVID, ventilation is often an afterthought. But cleaner air needs to be front and centre of our COVID mitigation strategy. Here’s why.

A child receives a bandage on the arm after being immunised

Vaccine-resistant pneumonia has increased since a vaccine targeting 13 serotypes of the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria was introduced into the Australian routine childhood immunisation program.

lamotrigine tablet pill anticonvulsant medication used to treat epilepsy and prevent depressive episodes in bipolar disorder

Two patients experienced side effects after taking a generic batch of lamotrigine that was compromised.

Circulating tumour cells

Researchers at UNSW Sydney are developing safer, less invasive approaches to biopsy tumours.

Maria Kavallaris, Tamara Mackean and Glenn Marshall

Projects that will address institutional racism in Australia’s healthcare system, develop new treatments for children with brain cancer, and improve personalised treatments for high-risk children’s cancer have received NHMRC funding.

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The new round of grants will support research in science, engineering, medicine, business, arts, and built environment.

Cynthia Shannon Weickert and Tertia Purves-Tyson

The researchers will investigate brain inflammation in people with schizophrenia and work towards developing new treatments.

A wooden spoon in a sea of poppy seeds

While baked goods are likely to be safe, affected poppy seeds made into a tea can lead to seizures or cardiac arrests.

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Surgery is one option to treat endometriosis. Here’s what’s involved.

young girl sitting by wall hiding face

The risk of repeat self-harm in young people is highest in the first month after an initial self-harm hospital presentation.

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