Health

HIV diagnoses in Australia drop

 Australia leads the world in HIV prevention, recording the lowest number of HIV diagnoses since 2001 

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UNSW medical data researcher Dr Kalinda Griffiths has won a major award from the Lowitja Institute for her research into health inequalities across Australia.

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A culturally specific screening tool for depression has been successfully tested among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. This is why it's so important we start rolling it out.

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Out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication, the new study says.

Australian Mental Health Prize

The prize is designed to help improve mental health care in Australia and ensure mental health issues are well understood by the public.

glucose monitoring patch for diabetes

A small patch allows people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels easily. But this technology isn't currently subsidised, so many everyday Australians who could benefit are missing out.

How do people get cancer?

What is cancer – the deadly disease that affects the lives of millions of people around the world each year? And… why do some people get it, and others not? 

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When you think of steroid users, it's likely you picture a male in the gym with huge muscles. But all sorts of people use steroids for all sorts of reasons.

Rodney Phillips, Rebecca Ivers, John Myburgh and Richard Henry

Professor John Myburgh is the recipient of the UNSW Doctor of Science honour for his outstanding contribution to the field of critical care and trauma.

Chemotherapy patient

More than 15 million people each year will need chemotherapy by 2040, a landmark study published today by a team of Australian researchers has shown. 

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