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Doctors lag behind nurses in hand hygiene in hospitals, despite widespread evidence that alcohol-based hand rub is the cheapest and most effective way to prevent infection, according to a new study....
Published: 23 August 2013
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For middle-aged people with narrowed arteries, a new study finds the flu vaccine could lower the risk of a heart attack by 45%. “We found influenza vaccination protected significantly against heart...
Published: 22 August 2013
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EXPLAINER: Nausea, vomiting, tummy pain and cramps, watery diarrhoea … We’ve all had acute gastroenteritis at some stage. As a general practitioner, my patients usually refer to their condition in...
Published: 21 August 2013
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The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Immunisation led by UNSW academic, Prof Raina MacIntyre convened a national stakeholder workshop at UNSW on August 9 which brought together leading...
Published: 15 August 2013
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The human papillomavirus (HPV) triples the risk of people developing yet another cancer, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), according to research led by UNSW academics. In addition to...
Published: 25 July 2013
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Manchester United stars and staff have held a football coaching clinic with young refugees who are part of UNSW’s Football United. The event, with Brazilian twins Fabio and Rafael da Silva and former...
Published: 22 July 2013
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The government awarded a Friendship Medal to Professor Arie Rotem from Australia yesterday in recognition of his contributions to the Lao health sector since 2008. Prof. Rotem is a health expert...
Published: 2 July 2013
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Tackling premature death in Pacific Islanders caused by conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease is the focus of a project funded by AusAID. UNSW received two of the five grants awarded...
Published: 16 May 2013
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UNSW has launched a workplace-based professional doctorate aimed at emerging leaders in public health. The three-year Professional Doctorate in Applied Public Health (DrPH) is offered by UNSW’s...
Published: 25 March 2013
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Health care workers who consistently wear special fitted face masks while on duty are much less likely to get clinical respiratory and bacterial infections, according to new research led by...
Published: 21 February 2013
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A soccer program created by UNSW researchers that helps young refugees feel a greater sense of belonging is now part of an after-school care program in Canberra. Young refugees who participate in the...
Published: 28 November 2012
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A study into use of the federal government’s healthdirect telephone advice line raises questions over whether the line is the best use of finite health dollars, says UNSW Associate Professor (...
Published: 28 November 2012
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David Gonski AC Chancellor of UNSW launched world’s first-of-its-kind research report outlining the benefits of SPHCM’s Football United® program – an innovative soccer program for refugee youth to...
Published: 19 October 2012

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