Health

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The official naming of COVID-19 has the tone of a committee decision. Historically, names for diseases have not been quite so well thought out and were more likely to offend.

Immune cell

Breakthrough cellular genomics technology has allowed Garvan and UNSW Sydney researchers to reveal genetic mutations causing rogue behaviour in the cells at the root of autoimmune disease.

Pregnant woman

A UNSW researcher explores the biology of infertility, and explains how a recent study in mice contributes to our understanding of reproductive ageing, with the aim of improving IVF success rates in humans.

amyl nitrate

Amyl nitrite, known as poppers, can now legally be sold in pharmacies. But don't expect to see it stocked any time soon. No product has yet passed Australia's manufacturing and testing process.

Indigenous eye health

A systematic review by UNSW researchers has revealed Indigenous eye health needs more non-clinical resources and support.

While healthy eating is a positive habit to maintain, an obsession with pure eating can be damaging for mental and physical health

'Raw-only'. 'Juice cleanse'. 'Toxin-free'. When does healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

Pregnant woman

Studies analysing the safety of using quit smoking medication during pregnancy have been few and far between – now, new UNSW big data research sheds light on the matter.

Dr Orazio Vittorio. Image: Children's Cancer Institute

Cancer researcher Orazio Vittorio was completing his PhD when a tumour started to grow in his kidney. After an accidental diagnosis at university, an emergency surgery by his supervisor saved his life. 

Antoinette Anazodo

Today, nearly 7 out of 10 patients diagnosed with cancer are still alive 5 years after their diagnosis – that’s after decades of amazing research. But there is so much more to do. Learn what World Cancer Day means to our researchers.

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This World Cancer Day, a range of UNSW Medicine cancer researchers, clinicians and scientists are available for media interviews. Their expertise spans all aspects of cancer, from prevention and detection to treatment and survivorship.

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