Health

Hospitals with unacceptably high rates of infection or patient mortality should have their funding withheld, a UNSW patient safety expert says.

The profile of people living with HIV in Australia is set to change significantly over the next decade, UNSW modelling shows.

Diabetes inside

Medical researchers have for the first time shown a link between a father's high fat diet at the time of conception and a risk of diabetes in his offspring.

Australia has reported its highest number of HIV infections since the early 1990s but cases of most other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections have dropped, data shows.

Pancreatic inside

Researchers have advanced our understanding of how cancer migrates, showing that cancer cells are accompanied by 'helper' cells when they travel in the bloodstream.

When it comes to tackling our most daunting medical emergencies, is there a case for pushing the boundaries on patient safety?

IVF baby inside

A study by UNSW medical researchers shows that certain types of assisted reproductive technology lead to more male than female babies being born.

Genetic fingerprinting may predict who will benefit from early hepatitis C treatment and who will clear the virus spontaneously, new research shows.

Negative early life experiences are having a major impact in the brains of Indigenous children, leading to problems in later life, research presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium suggests.

How much can we influence our brains? Does brain development extend over a lifetime? A Brain Sciences UNSW symposium outlines the latest findings in brain plasticity.

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