Health

Medication on counter

A major clinical trial has found that allopurinol does not prevent worsening of kidney disease – despite up to 20 per cent of kidney disease patients being prescribed the medication.

Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence will determine appropriate therapies for university students experiencing psychological distress. 

a boy and man looking through the window of a small Lego house

A play-based therapy aimed at helping parents manage children’s behaviour has produced long-lasting results in a live trial.

illicit drugs

New research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.

Flu vaccine

A new study by public health researchers has explored why flu vaccine uptake is so low in NSW’s Aboriginal adults.

Female patient with female doctor

COVID-19 is the latest example of a disease that affects men and women differently, with more women being infected in many countries and more men dying as a result of it.

dialysis

Medication prescribed to one in five chronic kidney disease patients is ineffective, a major clinical trial has found.

John Pimanda

UNSW Sydney researchers will conduct a clinical trial to establish the safety and efficacy of a new drug combination in the rare cancer, high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).

COVID-19 in Sydney

A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.

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A study has outlined how two proteins are instrumental to bringing cholesterol into cells – a finding that has implications for a range of diseases.

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