Fiji's attitude to sex work could be exposing the Pacific nation to a rapid spread of HIV/AIDS, with devastating consequences, a new AusAID-funded study has found.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Mark Butler, will open the 11th Social Research Conference on HIV, hepatitis C and related diseases at the University of New South Wales this week (8-9 April).
Australia's first research group dedicated to tackling the rising incidence of brain tumours has been established at UNSW, following a $2.3 million donation by the Cure for Life Foundation.
The number of Australians seeking hospital treatment for cannabis-related problems has jumped 30 per cent since 2002, with older users most affected, according to a UNSW study.
Many nations are failing to roll out prevention strategies required to contain the spread of HIV among injecting drug users, a landmark Australian study has found.
UNSW researchers have received $5.1 million from the federal government to continue groundbreaking work to improve assessments and outcomes for people with dementia.
Sufferers of heart disease could soon benefit from a world-first breakthrough by UNSW medical researchers that dramatically increases the success rate of coronary artery bypass grafts.
Young women who buy into society's expectations are more likely than non-conformists to have a negative body image and eating disorders, a new study suggests.
People who want to quit using cannabis can for the first time take part in a new online treatment designed by and for Australians.
A behind-the-curtain look at Australian hospital emergency rooms by UNSW researchers shows an entrenched culture of patient "packaging and selling".