Health

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The annual flu season adds up to 17,000 more patients a year to NSW emergency departments, an increased demand for services that is pushing hospitals close to the edge, a new study reveals.

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Nominations are open for the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize, recognising those who have made outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

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The NSW Government’s additional $220 million investment in the Randwick Health and Education Precinct is an exciting opportunity to create a uniquely integrated hospital-university campus.

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Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Here's why, writes Andrew Brown. 

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Research by UNSW cancer specialists and psychologists finds teachers in Australia are uncertain about their role in supporting students with chronic illnesses, and makes four recommendations for improvements.

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UNSW's Yue Huang and researchers from four Shanghai-based institutions tested frontotemporal dementia causative genes in Chinese patients and found genetic differences from Western patients.

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Professor Teng Liaw is one of the inaugural experts in health informatics selected to join an international forum to help develop national and global eHealth policy.

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The UNSW-led Football United sport for social change program is expanding throughout Myanmar's universities, building the capacity of young people and communities.

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There are still many unanswered questions about how the MERS coronavirus is spread in Saudi Arabia, but health systems in all countries should have triage systems to identify travel-related infections.

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Four UNSW PhD candidates have won funding for PhD scholarships announced by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard.

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