Health

RPA hospital emergency department in New South Wales

One in four young people who present to the emergency department will return within one year. How do we reduce this number? 

Woman holding fertility stick

The fertility treatment developed by UNSW Sydney’s Professor Robert Gilchrist in conjunction with Belgian researchers offers a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF.

Supercharged cells infected by Delta and Omicron

Researchers from the Kirby Institute have developed a world-first method for rapid isolation and characterisation of COVID-19 variants.

A person infected with monkeypox with welts on their hand and leg

Two cases of monkeypox have been reported in Australia. Resurgence of this virus could be due to the ending of smallpox vaccination.

Professor Gail Matthews from the Kirby Institute talks about long covid

It’s estimated one in 10 people infected with SARS-CoV-2 will have lingering symptoms, but most people will improve over time.  

Medical lab

Projects testing the cost-effectiveness of vaporised nicotine products to quit smoking and understanding the health factors influencing dementia are among those to receive NHMRC funding.

Health research

NSW Health’s Round Six of the Prevention Research Support Program will fund research on infectious diseases, drug and alcohol use and primary health care.

Middle age woman sitting on bed clutches at back in apparent pain

Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.

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A significant cryptocurrency donation to UNSW Sydney will support an open-source tool providing early warning of emerging pandemics.

Dumb bells on the floor of an old-school gym

Powerlifting is just as effective as bodyweight exercise for chronic low back pain, new study reveals. 

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