Health

wheelchair scooters

The government has made several announcements to safeguard aged care residents and those in hospitals, but we're yet to see the same attention paid to the one in five Australians with a disability.

coronavirus testing

The federal government has expanded the testing criteria beyond just returned travellers and those in contact with an infected person. But the new guidelines don't go far enough.

Coronavirus

A team of world-class researchers and project staff from UNSW Sydney has been seconded to NSW Health to join the fight against COVID-19. 

Accurate and timely data is critical to properly understand the impacts of COVID-19

Epidemiologist and data scientist Dr Kalinda Griffiths says “data is power” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities facing the threat of coronavirus.

Flatten the curve

Public health interventions can do more than just flatten the COVID-19 curve, UNSW epidemiological modelling shows.

painkillers

Medical researchers at UNSW have revealed how painkiller sales have developed since codeine was rescheduled in 2018.

Bushfire haze

Medical researchers have estimated some of the impacts of this summer’s bushfire smoke and air pollution on Australians’ health.

woman with flu

Getting vaccinated against the flu, washing your hands and social distancing are three ways you can help reduce the impact of both the flu and coronavirus.

Dr Anne-Marie Eades experienced 'vicarious trauma' during her research with Aboriginal women

Dr Anne-Marie Eades’ research found that trauma and other social burdens impact Aboriginal women’s health. What she didn’t expect was the personal toll that would follow.

sleeping on grass

Sleep might be a key factor in the link between greener neighbourhoods and better health. A new study shows living in an area with more tree canopy improves people's odds of getting enough sleep.

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