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.
The spread of hepatitis C has halved over the past decade, while chlamydia continues to rise, according to research released by UNSW's National HIV Research Centres.
A vaccine used to prevent cervical cancer could also prevent some forms of breast cancer, saving tens of thousands of lives each year, a breakthrough study has found.
Researchers have shown online treatments are just as effective as face-to-face therapies for a wide range of common mental disorders.
Australia can't claim a single world-class pharmaceutical company - a sad indictment of our level of support for medical innovation, argues UNSW Professor Phil Hogg.
Australia could be a world leader in medical innovation but risk aversion and parochialism are holding the industry back, a leading venture capitalist will argue at a public debate at the UNSW next week.
New developments in research into depression and other mental disorders will be discussed at a major symposium at UNSW next week.
Driving 'stoned' can increase the chance of having an accident by up to 300 percent, according to UNSW's National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.
UNSW and The Black Dog Institute are seeking participants for a trial of a new, non-invasive form of brain stimulation therapy for depression, known as Direct Current Stimulation (DCS).