Health

People receive their vaccinations at a COVID vaccination centre

A review of COVID booster acceptance statistics suggests we may be unlikely to see coverage go much beyond 80 per cent – but we can still learn from others’ mistakes when it comes to health messaging.

A young man with a glass of water in one hand and a tablet in the other

Australians bought more than 65 million packs of paracetamol pain relief last year. TGA efforts to reduce its potential harms will need to take those who use it to manage pain into consideration.

Hands with futuristic bracelets

How we connect the human body to technology isn't as scary as a science fiction movie, says UNSW Sydney neuroscientist Felix Aplin.

Jason Abbott and Louisa Jorm

Obstetrician and gynaecologist Jason Abbott and health data expert Louisa Jorm have been awarded two Research Data Infrastructure grants from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. 

Applying Contact Lens

Simple changes to contact lens use could prevent many cases of sight-threatening eye infection.

Teens clinking glass bottles together around a fire

Should teens drink alcohol? Ideally, no. But in the real world, here are some tips on how to minimise harm.

Two hands exchanging a small bag of ecstasy tablets

The latest Drug Trends report from UNSW’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows significant changes in perceived availability of all forms of ecstasy.

DNA strands replicating

Could the key to lobsters’ longevity slow down our biological clocks?

T cells pushing lytic granules towards immunological synapse

New research reveals the mechanical processes used by T cells to kill cancer cells more efficiently.

Artist's impression of blood stem cells

Making stem cells from a patient’s adult cells – rather than human embryos – is one of the holy grails in modern medicine treatments. New research brings us two steps closer.

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