Health

sad woman with mask

A study has explored the mental health impact of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

A woman doctor discusses results with a female patient

Women who found out their genetic risk for breast cancer had fewer regrets than those who opted not to find out.

a masked woman walks by sydney opera house

NSW needs to mandate masks outdoors, provide adequate financial support, set up a ‘ring of steel’, use rapid tests for essential workers, and ensure cases not in full isolation get to zero, among others.

Woman who recently underwent cancer treatment wearing a headscarf

The findings come as welcome news as NSW lockdowns continue – but future cancer treatment patterns will depend on how current infection rates develop.

Professor Raina MacIntyre Medconnect

Truthfulness, acknowledging uncertainty and understanding the workforce are key leadership elements, say senior health leaders.

Close-up of newborn baby's feet poking out of blanket

Gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy might have a high up-front price tag. But by screening and treating infants early, the therapy can save both lives and money in the long term.

a map of the asia pacific made up of people standing together in groups

UNSW researchers will work with an international team to strengthen lab testing and diagnosis of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

smoke from bushfires at sydney circular quay

A UNSW survey has explored the links between bushfire smoke and adverse health effects.

GP with patient

UNSW Sydney researchers have been awarded $1.9 million for a project that will develop and deliver rare disease resources, education and training.

People waiting in line with masks on

Once we achieve herd immunity, people who are not vaccinated benefit indirectly from the immunity of those around them. But it’s not easy to say exactly when we’ll reach this threshold for COVID-19.

Pages