Health

Destruction of hepatitis C virus, 3D illustration. Conceptual image for hepatitis C treatment

Hepatitis C testing and treatment in prisons is key to reducing infections, a new study by the Kirby Institute has shown.

mRNA versus adenovirus vaccine

What is the difference between the mRNA vaccine and the adenovirus vaccine? Can the mRNA vaccine be tweaked when new variants develop?

WHO falls report

UNSW researchers say implementation of new fall prevention strategies will have real impact on lives

cars driving in an urban area at sunset

NSW is developing a planning policy with the goal of creating healthy places. The policy goals need to be embedded in laws and budgets.

Multiple bottles containing mRNA vaccines

Skyrocketing demand coupled with shortages of vital components is leading to bottlenecks in the supply chain of Pfizer's and other mRNA vaccines.

a woman in a wheelchair sits looking at a window filled with bright light

During the height of the pandemic, people with disability felt they had been forgotten and were not a priority. In the vaccine rollout, the government is repeating its past mistakes.

Long COVID

With over 139 million COVID-19 cases globally, the latest challenge for medical researchers is a post-COVID-19 syndrome referred to as 'long COVID'.   

anthony s fauci

Last week, thousands tuned in online to hear guest speaker Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the US National Institutes of Health. 

a woman and a young girl inspecting flowers

The health benefits of intergenerational activity, such as reducing frailty, will be assessed by UNSW researchers.

a group of smiling community health volunteers in Papua New Guinea

Researchers at The Kirby Institute will collaborate on a first-of-its-kind program to set Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu on a path to eliminating cervical cancer.

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