Fiji sex workers are being subjected to human rights abuses, including torture, at the hands of the military, a new report has found.
Researchers have discovered a population of adult stem cells in the heart, raising the prospect of new therapies to help regeneration after heart attack or heart failure.
A health supplement used by bodybuilders could be the key to treating a life-threatening muscular dystrophy affecting hundreds of Australian children.
Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW.
Patients who suffer stroke-like attacks can have mortality rates 20 per cent higher than the general population, new research finds, leading to calls for better stroke prevention strategies.
A UNSW student and an alumnus have been named rural medical student of the year and Australia's top rural doctor.
Researchers will for the first time harness e-technology to develop a customised internet program to identify young people most at risk of depression before the illness takes hold.
Thousands of Australians did not access assisted reproductive technology treatment last year after changes in IVF funding - resulting in 1500 fewer babies born, a new analysis shows.
UNSW has won funding to establish three new Centres of Excellence to drive research into the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, immunising at risk populations, and e-Health.
Australian scientists have played a key role in the identification of a biochemical mechanism that allows brain cancers to survive and grow, offering hope of new treatments to combat some of the most aggressive tumours.