UNSW Medicine & Health

People gather for picnics near Sydney Opera House

There are five groups in our community who are vulnerable under our current reopening plan. Here are the things we should do to help protect them.

A pregnant person holding pills

A panel of experts has urged caution regarding paracetamol during pregnancy. But that doesn’t change current advice to discuss pain relief with your doctor or pharmacist.

Crosswords and brain health

Enjoying crosswords, sudoku and chess are just some ways to lower the risk of dementia, says clinical neuropsychologist at UNSW Sydney.

sign on restaurant window stipulating people have to show proof of vaccination

If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

A strong-looking woman lifting weights in a gym

Hate putting on the runners? If fat loss is your goal, a new UNSW Sydney-led study shows that you might not have to.

child alone during lockdown

Becoming socially withdrawn or acting out are signs your child may be distressed. 

Hepatitis C testing

A program jointly run by the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney will set Australia on a path to eliminate hepatitis C.

IVF

UNSW’s annual IVF report has revealed the latest numbers and trends in assisted reproductive technology.

Man wearing face mask showing bandaid on arm where he just received COVID vaccination

One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.

Researchers

UNSW has been awarded NHMRC funding to establish three new research centres for vascular dementia, the mitigation of airborne threats, and research into the impact of food systems on our health and environment.

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