Medical student Murray Haar wants to reduce the rates of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - a commitment that has won him an AMA Indigenous scholarship.
Party drug Ecstasy is becoming less popular but use of new designer drugs available over the internet is on the rise, according to the latest drug monitoring report.
Scientists at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre say a new treatment approach for childhood cancer may also offer hope to adults with lung cancer.
Australian children could be suffering taste disorders at a rate three times the World Health Organization definition of a major public health crisis, research has found.
We all know what goes on in prison. Or do we? A study examining sexual behaviour and sexual culture in jails in NSW and Queensland suggests that popular beliefs about prison sex are largely myths.
Two UNSW PhD students, Wee Siang Teo and Jan Gralton, will join 25 Nobel Laureates and the world's best young medical researchers at a prestigious workshop in Germany.
New pharmaceutical products based on plants used in traditional Cook Island medicine could be on sale within a few years, following research carried out at UNSW.
A new, non-invasive treatment for depression that delivers barely perceptible electric currents to the scalp has had promising results in a Sydney trial, and researchers are now looking for participants for a follow up study.
It's been a long journey, but 17-year-old Sudanese refugee Teresa Yuol is kicking off her university career as UNSW's first Football united scholar.
Jenna Owen, the first Aboriginal optometrist in NSW - and only the second in the country - has graduated from UNSW with a first class pass.