Health

Selfies and safety

One minute the young man was standing on the edge of a cliff, taking a selfie. The next minute, tragedy struck.  

closeup of a young man with a red awareness ribbon for the fight against AIDS in his hand

Forty years after the first case of AIDS was described in the United States, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Australia is at an all-time low.

know your HIV status sign

An analysis published in the lead up to World AIDS Day reveals that HIV is ‘virally suppressed’ in only 59 per cent of children and adolescents on treatment.

A man and woman reading and smiling

For First Nations peoples living with Dementia, loss of speech can bring loss of connection to family and culture. A new initiative has found a culturally friendly way to assist with communication.

hands breaking apart a cigarette

This is the first study to compare the cardiovascular safety of two popular quit smoking medicines.

woman in mask in front of airport flight advisory board

Given the Omicron variant has already spread beyond southern Africa, a ban on travellers from those countries will slow the spread and buy crucial time, but won’t stop this strain in its tracks.

Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh

UNSW Sydney researchers have been awarded a $1.3m grant to establish support programs for local psychologists in Syria, Turkey and Bangladesh.

hand with contact lens

Orthokeratology involves wearing a specially designed rigid contact lens overnight. There’s good evidence it can help slow the progression of myopia. But like all treatments, there are risks, too.

Christmas stress

Christmas can be stressful for a variety of reasons. Reduce your stress by applying these helpful techniques.  

two masked people walk in a night market

For starters, we need to start thinking of fully vaccinated as three doses, not two. But vaccines alone won’t be enough.

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