Health

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The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a ‘syndemic’ for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows.

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Opioid dependence – and other problematic opioid behaviours in people with chronic pain –  is associated with patient risk factors, rather than simply higher opioid doses, says a new report.

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne

A previous version of Melbourne's COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.

Doctor measuring arterial blood pressure woman patient on right arm

A 30-year global study has analysed 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories. 

 Assortment of healthy food ingredients for cooking on a wooden kitchen table.

The Mediterranean diet may be investigated as a possible treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome after mice with PCOS-like features of the condition were found to benefit from a similar diet. 

Guy Marks

UNSW Sydney Professor Guy Marks and Garvan Institute of Medical Research Professor Susan Clark have been recognised for outstanding contributions to health and medical research.

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Changes to our drinking habits could be a surprising “good news story” with the lockdown providing a catalyst for positive behaviour change, a new study has found.

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Immune T cells swarm to tumours by following a chemical gradient left by other cancer-killing T cells, a pre-clinical study by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has shown.

Inside a lab at the Kirby Institute

The Kirby Institute and the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney receive grants from the highly competitive Medical Research Future Fund.

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A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney recommends daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

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