Health

a mother and child embracing

New research shows almost 20% of families caring for children with special needs were unable to buy essential medication during coronavirus.

pregnant woman with a hand on her stomach

Newborn babies can pick up GBS from their mother's vaginal tract during childbirth.

Cycle lane

Professor Rebecca Ivers, Head of School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW, says we need to encourage people to use different modes of transport, such as cycling and walking, and we need to invest in long-term infrastructure projects to support this.

man meditating

Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Positive mental health involves feeling good and functioning well, and there are ways to improve even if you don't have a mental illness.

Helen Christensen, Kathy Wu and Janice Fullerton

UNSW Sydney researchers have received funding for projects to investigate the use of internet-based tools in suicide prevention and the affect genetics can have on patients’ response to medicines to treat bipolar disorder or depression.

Xiaoqi Feng

Research led by UNSW Sydney and University of Glasgow on the health impacts of quality green space in cities has received funding from the UKRI-NHMRC.

Spanish flu

There are many similarities between Spanish flu and coronavirus, from school closures to mask debates. The story of 1919 also shows governments face choices that can have a terrible cost in lives.

World Health Organisation flag

The decision to authorise a WHO investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is only a partial vindication for nations keen to hold China to account. But it will help strengthen global health measures.

anxious woman in mask

How do you know if your fears of coronavirus are out of control? And what can you do about it?

Health and medical research

22 UNSW Sydney researchers have received NHMRC Investigator and MRFF Priority Grants in the latest round of federal government funding.

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