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.

coronavirus in Australia graphic

Experts are currently debating whether Australia should pursue its current suppression strategy, or switch to an elimination strategy instead. But how different are the two?

Young boy eating an apple

Fussy eating and taste changes are common side effects of cancer treatment – now, a healthy eating program designed by UNSW medical researchers is helping parents get their child’s diet back on track.

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