Health

Covid-19 research

UNSW Sydney researchers have received funding from the Australian Government for COVID-19 projects, including the development of new antibody drugs and to repurpose medications.

Rachael and Jonathan Mackenzie

The Mackenzie’s Mission study has commenced recruitment of thousands of couples to determine their likelihood of having a child with a severe genetic condition.

Two people sitting on a bench, social distancing and wearing masks

A UNSW biosecurity expert has featured in a commentary piece in prestigious journal The Lancet, analysing important new WHO-commissioned research.

a bottle of hydroxychloroquine

People taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus may be more likely to die, according to new research. But that doesn't mean the drug is killing them.

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.

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