Health

Pregnancy inside

Nearly twice as many women in NSW die due to factors surrounding pregnancy or childbirth as previously thought, adding weight to calls for better reporting of pregnancy-related mortality, according to UNSW research.

Cyndi Verity

A world-first trial for patients with schizophrenia will get underway this month.

Vaccine developing inside

A research partnership led by UNSW aims to develop a new diagnostic tool to identify children with tuberculosis.

HIV hands inside

UNSW's HIV researchers continue to cement their reputation as world leaders in their field.

Vaginal microbicides now in clinical trials are one of the most promising weapons protecting women against HIV infection.

Long-suffering victims of allergies such as asthma and hay fever might enjoy a surprise benefit, according to research led by UNSW.

Infection with HIV could quadruple in certain populations if people with HIV follow potentially misleading advice contained in a statement from the Swiss Federal Commission for HIV/AIDS, UNSW research warns.

Blood inside

Millions of people world-wide who have contracted a highly resistant strain of HIV could benefit from a new drug to treat the infection. The benefits of the therapy have been proven by UNSW-led research.

A UNSW academic and disability advocate who helped draft the text of a UN treaty on disability rights today said Australia's ratification of the treaty could lead to a new era of equality for Australians with disability.

Old hands inside

Those who don't engage in complex mental activity over their lifetime have twice the shrinkage in a key part of the brain in old age, according to researchers from UNSW.

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