Health

ripened fruit displayed outside a fruit and vegetable store

Nearly two-thirds of suburbs in one major part of Sydney have no food stores at all. And in those that do, unhealthy food outlets outnumber healthy ones by more than six to one.

Bacon frying on barbecue

Processed meats are a staple in Australian diets, but according to experts at UNSW Sydney they contribute to cancer risk.

Person receiving vaccination

Clinical trial results for a new melanoma vaccine are promising, but UNSW Sydney experts say key questions still need to be answered.

Surfer with a board going into the surf off rocks

When a loved one is struggling in the water, you might want to rush in to save them. But make sure you stop and think or you could become the one in trouble.

Hyde Park Sydney

Urban green space reduces cardiovascular disease risk, and more trees are key. 

woman wearing a shirt with the body positive message - resilient

Content celebrating diverse body types on social media can improve body satisfaction in young women, a new study from UNSW Sydney finds.

Bushfire and smoke

Be prepared. Download an air quality app, stock up on respirators and stay inside if you can.

a woman places a pill into her mouth

The assumption that women are just smaller versions of men has been widely used in biomedical research. A new mouse study indicates that’s unlikely to be true.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Professor Perminder Sanchdev

The UNSW researcher is recognised for his research into healthy brain ageing and prevention and early diagnosis of dementia.

Hands opening a condom wrapper

A new report finds most STIs in Australia remain undiagnosed and untreated, highlighting a need to increase STI testing across the country.

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