Health

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A new study by UNSW researchers shines a light on how survivors of sexual assault can be silenced – and mentally harmed – if they are ignored, not believed, or threatened.

2019 Tall Poppy awards

Leading UNSW academics have won 2019 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for their work in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Children and adolescents with mental illness facing hospitalisation

UNSW Sydney contributes to guidelines which indicate when children and adolescents should be treated in psychiatric hospitals.

MRC

The Microbiome Research Centre, a comprehensive world-class facility dedicated to studying the microbiota in health and disease, has opened at UNSW's St George & Sutherland Clinical School.

Sallie Pearson and Louisa Jorm

Two of UNSW's top health data experts, Professor Sallie Pearson and Professor Louisa Jorm, have been appointed to national committees to support the government on how big data is managed and shared. 

heart attack

It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.

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Weight training should be a recommended alternative treatment approach for peripheral artery disease, a form of cardiovascular disease that affects about 1 in 6 Australians.

Couple holding hands

A Centre for Social Research in Health report says stigma towards hepatitis C is a big barrier to prevention and treatment. 

Vaccine injection

Four in five parents support the Australian Government’s controversial ‘No Jab, No Pay’ vaccination policy, but the policy may be disproportionately impacting low-income families.

Dr Ashish Diwan and Dr Kyle Sheldrick.

A new MRI scanning technique for analysing degenerated spinal discs improves accuracy from 70% using current methods to 97%, raising hope of better diagnoses of back pain.

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