Health

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The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, Australia’s peak body for the disease, has awarded a second grant to UNSW's Professor Minoti Apte.

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UNSW School of Public Health’s Future Health Leaders program is celebrating its first graduate, whose work has led to better support for medical students in Shanghai.

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If children develop severe respiratory illness before two years old, they are at least double the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a study of NSW babies has found.

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For survival rates of childhood brain cancer to improve, researchers need to adopt strategies similar to those used to tackle leukaemia, writes David Ziegler.

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A study led by UNSW researchers offers some promise that a drug called NMN could prevent obesity in children from overweight mothers.

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UNSW researchers have tailored gene therapy for a rare genetic disorder called Canavan disease, and say it could eventually be adapted to treat other inherited disorders affecting the brain.

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An international study involving UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital researchers has led to the first approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a devastating genetic disorder in babies.

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The Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health Australia, Vlado Perkovic, is the first Australian to join the editorial board of the influential New England Journal of Medicine.

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New data released by the Kirby Centre shows a sharp increase in the diagnosis of gonorrhoea and a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

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The latest report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows increasing use of HIV medications to prevent the spread of HIV by gay and bisexual men.

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