UNSW Professor Lisa Maher has been recognised by the Prime Minister for her work in reducing the harm of drug use.
Early intervention programs for young people with mental health issues could save lives, alleviate suffering and save millions of dollars a year, high-profile speakers have told an audience at the UNSW Medicine Dean’s lecture.
Law enforcement still accounts for the lion's share of governments' spending on illicit drugs, according to the first comprehensive review in a decade.
Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek has launched a state-of-the-art medical training facility at Liverpool Hospital.
The newly elected President of Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand has warned against politicians supporting new rural medical schools in the upcoming federal election campaign.
It's frustrating that patients do not or aren't able to act on results showing their genetic risk factors for cancer, argues Robyn Ward.
One in three people with newly diagnosed bowel cancer and a genetic predisposition to further cancers would still not take the necessary steps to prevent disease.
Consumers are the strongest driver for change and innovation. Their voice has been surprisingly subdued about Australia’s public health system, but that could be about to change, writes Enrico Coiera.
If reducing the numbers of Indigenous Australians in prison is to be achieved, then we need to invest more in research on alternatives, write Paul Simpson and Michael Doyle.
Thousands of children with the most common health complaints, including asthma and diabetes, will be part of a UNSW study assessing the suitability of healthcare.