Health

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UNSW's Professor Anushka Patel, Chief Scientist at The George Institute for Global Health, has been awarded the 2018 Australian Academy of Science Gustav Nossal Medal for Global Health.

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With falls and fractures a leading cause of hospitalisation in seniors, NeuRA and UNSW medical researcher Kim Delbaere has developed an exercise-based fall prevention app to support older people living at home. 

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Action is urgently needed to address declining vaccination rates against pneumococcal pneumonia, which causes more than 2,000 deaths each year in people aged over 65.

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Burnout is hard to diagnose, as it is not featured in the manual of mental disorders - so more understanding is needed to treat the condition.

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The most effective way to improve flu vaccination rates among health workers in high-risk clinical areas and aged care facilities is to make it mandatory.

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UNSW Sydney will expand its Wagga Wagga Rural Clinical School to provide a complete medical degree, after a budget boost for rural medical training. 

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A major international study has found that being active can protect against the emergence of depression.

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To mark a new family milestone, UNSW medical graduates and PhD students Emily He and Louis Wang decided to submit their doctoral theses on the same day, accompanied by their children.

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The effectiveness of current advertising codes in protecting the health of teenagers is questioned in a new study led by researchers at UNSW Sydney, Monash and Curtin University.

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Research led by Neuroscience Research Australia and UNSW Sydney has received more than $3 million in federal funding to improve treatment for dementia in Indigenous Australians.

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