Health

mental health

We found refugees with insecure visas had poorer mental health than refugees with secure visas. But social interaction with the wider community seems to help.

Refugees with insecure visas experience more trauma, depression and PTSD

A new study has revealed the association between refugees’ visas and their mental health.

Woman lifting barbell

It’s not necessarily the type of exercise that has the biggest impact on women’s strength gains, but how often they do it, a UNSW Sydney-led study has found. 

Matthew Lennon, Scott Morrison, Michael McCormack, Judy Brewer

Dr Matthew Lennon, a graduate from UNSW Sydney, will utilise the Tim Fischer Monash scholarship to further his studies in dementia research.

Mindgardens

$7 million in Commonwealth Government funding will underpin the launch of a unique service providing expert support for people with mental health, neurological and alcohol and drug disorders.

alcohol minimum price unit

A UNSW study debunks the myth that an imposed floor on alcohol prices would drive less-wealthy, heavy drinkers to drink even more.

ageing

Emerging evidence suggests that prolonged stress exposure can accelerate the ticking rate of an internal cellular clock. By doing so, stress can contribute to faster ageing and body deterioration.

Analysis of distractions leading to child drowning fatalities in Australia

New UNSW research is a timely reminder this summer that housework, socialising and miscommunication can become deadly distractions when young children are left alone in or near water.

David Mizrahi

Dr David Mizrahi speaks about his research into the role of exercise during and after chemotherapy for sufferers of paediatric and ovarian cancers.

Boy flexing

Just one exercise physiology consultation is enough to improve motivation and exercise levels among most child cancer survivors, a UNSW Sydney study has found. 

Pages