Australia is losing the battle against obesity and more attention must be given to the role of drugs in managing weight loss, UNSW researchers say.
Medical researchers have for the first time demonstrated that "comfort eating" can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma experienced early in life.
A new state-of-the-art eye testing centre has opened at UNSW, offering free services to the public - thanks to the generosity of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.
Studies into the effectiveness of home visits for families of Aboriginal infants and the impacts on children of parents using alcohol and tobacco have received major backing.
Sufferers of overactive bladder have been given hope of a more effective treatment following a breakthrough by UNSW medical researchers.
Research to prevent falls in older people and to combat hepatitis C infection are among the big winners in a new round of health funding.
Every dollar spent on needle and syringe programs saves four dollars by preventing life-threatening infections, according to UNSW research.
A hand hygiene campaign has recorded good results in NSW hospitals but doctors are letting the side down, UNSW research shows.
As governments wrangle over climate change policy and who should pay for it, a global health and humanitarian crisis is building on the ground, says Professor Daniel Tarantola.
Rich rural towns show higher levels of alcohol-related crime than poorer communities, according to new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.