Health

woman wearing cloth mask

A few simple pointers can help you spot a quality mask from a dud.

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As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.

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UNSW Sydney researchers are leading a program to help childhood brain cancer survivors improve the quality of their life.

The Spirit People Dreaming by Joanne Nasir.

The Career Pathways Project Report has identified the strengths that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff bring to service delivery and the key enablers to developing their career pathways in health.

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Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.

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Children aged 5 or under shouldn’t be prescribed combination asthma controllers at all, according to the national asthma guidelines – but reality looks different, a UNSW study has shown. 

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UNSW researchers seek workers helping people impacted by domestic and family violence for a study into how services are meeting community need during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Hate talking on the phone? Not to worry. Here are five ways you can access mental health support without having to dial a number.

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Hydrochlorothiazide use increases older people’s risk of developing skin cancer, a study by UNSW Sydney scientists has shown – but the researchers warn against suddenly stopping the medicine.

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Three young women attracted backlash after failing to quarantine and bringing COVID-19 into Queensland. But public shaming could discourage people from following public health advice.

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