Health

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Four UNSW academics are among a group of esteemed health and medical researchers – including Nobel laureates and former Australians of the Year – recognised as making a significant difference to the lives of people worldwide.

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We’ve all felt sad, anxious or down at one time or another, but where does the normal experience of emotion end and the clinical picture of a mood or anxiety disorder begin, asks Gordon Parker.

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Medical researchers have found a cause of ageing in animals that can be reversed, possibly paving the way for new treatments for age-related diseases including cancer and type 2 diabetes.

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Come face-to-face with some of the goriest disease specimens at the Musuem of Human Disease's 'Zombie Apocalypse' school holidays workshop this January. 

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Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on cognitive ability with impaired memory and brain inflammation after just a week, UNSW reseach finds. 

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It's easy to feel disheartened by the bombardment of negative statistics about Indigenous health, but we shouldn't ignore the many successes, writes Lisa Jackson Pulver.

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More accustomed to working in labs, UNSW’s top early career researchers received the red carpet treatment at the Postdoctoral Academy Awards.

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The first Indigenous medical student to graduate from UNSW on a Balnaves Foundation Scholarship says the unique program played a key role in his success.  

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For many people in Australia, the annual observance of World AIDS Day may be the only regular reminder of the HIV epidemic, writes Professor John Kaldor from UNSW's Kirby Institute. 

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ABC TV's documentary on labiaplasty shines a light on the increasing number of women choosing to go under the knife to have their labia reduced, writes Rebecca Deans.   

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