Work is underway to discover if human tears can play a role in the early diagnosis of breast and prostate cancer.
Ketamine is being trialled in people with severe depression and is providing almost instant relief from symptoms, offering fresh hope of a quick new way to manage the illness at its worst.
Thirty years of work developing 3D brain maps has won UNSW Professor George Paxinos an international Pioneer in Medicine award.
Australian illicit drug users are turning to the internet for drug education, but not to buy drugs, a national survey has found.
Australian researchers have uncovered a potential new way to regulate the body’s natural immune response, offering hope of a simple and effective treatment for auto-immune diseases.
There is emerging evidence that internet pornography is strongly associated with risky sexual behaviour among adolescents, according to a review from UNSW's Kirby Institute.
Australia is ill-prepared for a fast-moving public health emergency, writes Tony Adams.
New research has found that keeping physically active can make a positive contribution to increasing quality of life for patients with multiple sclerosis.
Australia may be ill-equipped to protect its citizens in a pandemic or similar public health emergency, according to one of Australia’s most experienced public health experts.
Open sharing of medical clinical trial data would lead to faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing health problems, write Adam Dunn and Enrico Coiera.