Health

Indig medical student

In what promises to be good news for Indigenous health, UNSW has one of the largest intakes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in first-year medicine.

AIDS ribbon inside

HIV infection rates are predicted to rise by up to 75 percent in parts of Australia in the next seven years if the current trends continue, according to University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers, based at the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (NCHECR).

Anna inside

UNSW researchers are contributing to a program that will reduce disability and death in post-crisis situations. The program was launched this week in Canberra.

John Hodges inside

One of the world's leading researchers in dementia, Professor John Hodges, has taken up an appointment with UNSW and the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.

Cancer inside

UNSW research has allayed some panic about suspected cancer-causing agents, such as deodorants, coffee and artificial sweeteners.

Cooper inside

UNSW has been awarded the largest Australian grant in its history, receiving $17.7 million in funding to advance understanding of HIV and hepatitis C.

Fat baby inside

Mothers-to-be beware. Women who are overweight during pregnancy may be more likely to have fatter children susceptible to chronic health problems, UNSW research shows.

Abused child inside

Child abuse survivors are almost two and a half times as likely to have poor mental health outcomes and four times more likely to be unhappy even in much later life, according to new research from UNSW.

Coiera inside

Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace are being co-opted by UNSW researchers to improve the nation's health.

Autistic boy inside

A new way of understanding autistic disorders, incorporating both psychological and biological factors, could lead to the conditions being picked up earlier, research from UNSW has found.

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