Health

woman wearing a face mask at Bondi beach

Analysis suggests when COVID-19 cases reach 100 over 14 days, an outbreak gets very difficult to control — as we saw in Victoria. Over the last fortnight, NSW has recorded at least 154 new cases.

young man in doctor's office

A study by UNSW and the Black Dog Institute has shed light on the influence of COVID-19 on Australians’ mental health.

people sneezing with no mask, 2 different types of cloth masks, and a surgical mask.

If you’re not sure whether wearing a face mask is worth it, or you need to wear a mask but are unsure which type, new research should help you decide.

artistic representation of two heads one wearing a mask

Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.

man coughing and spreading germs

The more layers the better is the advice when it comes to using a home-made mask to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Psychologist comforting his depressed patient

Mental health statistics in NSW highlight the importance of the Australian Mental Health Prize to reduce stigma and recognise mental health workers.

X ray of spinal cords

Researchers at UNSW Sydney and NeuRA are using virtual reality and electrical stimulation to restore feeling, movement and function for people with spinal cord injuries.

a woman on an operating having a mask placed on her face

Like Morpheus, the Greek god of sleep, anaesthetists navigate the shadowy worlds between consciousness and oblivion.

Sydney Opera House deserted

With COVID-19 spreading in Sydney's southwest, can New South Wales avoid a return to lockdown and a similar scenario to Victoria's second wave? The answer depends on whether there is community spread.

ambulance

Proposals in NSW to force someone who spits at or bites a frontline worker to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses are a real problem - for workers and the public.

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