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Image - Nicotine for vaping should be legalised in Australia: 40 international and Australian experts
OPINION: Forty leading international and Australian academics and researchers including myself have written to the Therapeutics Goods Administration in support of an application to make low...
Published: 7 September 2016
Image - Health Check: what can you eat to help ease ‘morning’ sickness in pregnancy?
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is mistakenly known as “morning” sickness. Mistakenly, because it doesn’t occur only in the morning. One Canadian study reported 80% of its sample of pregnant women...
Published: 29 August 2016
Peter Baume Hall of Fame 2016
Congratulations to Professor Peter Baume, AO who has been presented with the 2016 Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his outstanding and ongoing contribution to...
Published: 19 August 2016
Image - Nicotine vaping should be legal
OPINION: This month, the New Zealand government agreed in principle to allowing the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes as a consumer product. Evidence for the safety and effectiveness of nicotine e-...
Published: 16 August 2016
Image - Travelling overseas? Get immunised to prevent measles outbreaks in Australia
Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new research by the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The...
Published: 3 August 2016
Image - Is the end of Zika nigh? How populations develop immunity
OPINION: The Zika outbreak, arriving on the heels of Ebola and just in time for the Rio Olympics, has challenged global health agencies to respond rapidly and effectively. Determining the appropriate...
Published: 25 July 2016
Image - Study finds HPV vaccine protects children with vulnerable immune systems
While the protective benefits of the HPV vaccine in the general population are well known, new research shows it may also benefit children with weakened immune systems who are at higher risk of...
Published: 20 July 2016
ISER consultation workshop
The ISER Academy is the central pillar of the new NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence “Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response” (ISER) which has a remit to improve our response capability to...
Published: 22 June 2016
Image - Building peace in Myanmar through the World Game
UNSW’s Football United is using the World Game to help heal social wounds in Myanmar, which is slowly recovering from six decades of conflict. The group will this week launch one of the country’s...
Published: 21 June 2016
Image - Should we still be choosing fat-free over full-fat products?
OPINION: Light or “lite”, 99% fat-free, reduced fat, low fat, less fat, reduced calorie, low calorie, lean, extra lean – are products with these labels always healthier? First, let’s talk about fat...
Published: 14 June 2016
Researchers at UNSW Australia are seeking volunteers who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online...
Published: 8 June 2016
Image - Are there bad foods or just bad diets? The humble spud in the spotlight
UNSW experts have questioned new research that found potatoes increase your risk of high blood pressure, saying it is important to look at the whole diet and not just individual foods. The study,...
Published: 18 May 2016
Image - Thinking about getting the 2016 flu vaccine? Here’s what you need to know
OPINION: Up to one in ten adults and three in ten children are infected with influenza each year. The vaccine we have used for decades, the trivalent vaccine (TIV), protects against three strains of...
Published: 15 April 2016
Image - Address other life problems to get at-risk young people off methamphetamines
OPINION: While the level of methamphetamine use (including ice) has remained stable in population studies of young people at 2%, new research has found use of methamphetamines has increased...
Published: 7 March 2016
Image - Number of at-risk adolescents using methamphetamines doubles in five years
The number of at-risk adolescents in drug and alcohol treatment programs who reported taking methamphetamines doubled in the five years to 2014, new research shows. Almost 60% of young people...
Published: 7 March 2016
Image - Is that muesli bar you put in your child’s lunchbox actually healthy?
OPINION: There are rows upon rows of packaged snack foods in supermarkets, including snack bars made from muesli, cereal, nuts, seeds and fruit. Many of the labels on the packages shout out words...
Published: 29 February 2016
Image - Should we eat red meat? The nutrition and the ethics
OPINION: Many types of red meat and red meat products are available, from farmers' markets, to supermarkets, to restaurants. The impacts of their production and consumption on human health, animal...
Published: 26 February 2016
Image - Fiji cyclone: Vision crucial to avert long term health crisis – UNSW expert
A UNSW public health expert says shelter, water and sanitation are the immediate priorities for Fijians in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, but longer term issues must also be addressed to avert a...
Published: 24 February 2016
Applications are now open for ‘The 2016 Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology’ and it will be closed on 29thApril 2016. The Aileen Prize Memorial Prize is awarded annually...
Published: 17 February 2016
Image - How do we halt the spread of Zika virus?
OPINION: With the World Health Organisation declaring a public health emergency following the discovery of clusters of neurologic disorders in areas affected by Zika virus, key questions must be...
Published: 2 February 2016

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