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Image - Want to boost vaccination? Don’t punish parents, build their trust
OPINION: Vaccination is one of the greatest public health success stories in history, shifting infectious diseases from the leading cause of childhood death and disease to a relatively rare cause of...
Published: 15 April 2015
Image - Clinton Foundation internship highlights public health initiatives
Packing food for disadvantaged families at three o'clock on a chilly winter morning with Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton, gave UNSW Masters student Rachel Wilkins a practical...
Published: 14 April 2015
Image - Taking the big stick to vaccine conscientious objectors might backfire
OPINION: The Federal Government has announced that it will end the conscientious objector exemption on children’s vaccination for access to childcare benefits or family payments from 1 January 2016...
Published: 13 April 2015
Image - Nobel laureate urges young Australians to use creativity to solve world’s pressing social problems
Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has launched the UNSW Yunus Social Business Health Hub (YSBHH) in a video address today and urged young Australians to use their creativity to solve the...
Published: 20 March 2015
Image - Quit sugar, go paleo, embrace ‘clean food’: the power of celebrity nutrition
OPINION: Celebrities of nutrition evoke feelings of awe, envy and adulation in many of us. While the Gwyneth Paltrows of the group first achieve celebrity status in other fields, others first make a...
Published: 18 March 2015
Professor Mohammad Yunus Nobel Peace Laureate
Professor Mohammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Laureate from Bangladesh, created the idea of ‘Social Business’ to solve the global social problems in health, education and poverty. The Yunus Social...
Published: 11 March 2015
Applications are now open for ‘The 2015 Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology’ and it will be closed on 30thApril 2015. The Aileen Prize Memorial Prize is awarded annually...
Published: 10 February 2015
Image - When talking about cancer screening, survival rates mislead
OPINION: Cancer screening is beneficial when it’s able to prevent people dying from cancer. And it should clearly be adopted where there’s evidence showing this. But using cancer survival rates to...
Published: 28 January 2015
Image - African students lead Ebola fight from afar
As West Africa’s Ebola outbreak continues to claim lives, two UNSW public health students have found a way to provide much needed practical support from Australia. Walton Beckley, 32, and Mohammed...
Published: 2 January 2015
Image - India’s clinicians to benefit from UNSW infectious diseases expertise
Much has been made of the recent G20 trade talks between Australia and India. UNSW Medicine, however, is ahead of the game. Last year, it turned trade talk into action with a deal to share some of...
Published: 20 November 2014
Image - Australians having less sex than a decade ago
A major study into the sexual health and well-being of Australians – Sex in Australia 2 – reveals that sex in relationships occurs 1.4 times a week, down from the 1.8 times a week reported by more...
Published: 7 November 2014
Image - UNSW students and staff unite against Ebola
Every time one of her four-year-old twins develops a fever in Ebola-hit northern Liberia, UNSW postgraduate health student Samretta Caldwell fears the worst. The registered nurse arrived in Australia...
Published: 22 October 2014
Image - How are nurses becoming infected with Ebola?
OPINION: American nurse Nina Pham is the second health worker to contract Ebola outside of West Africa while caring for patients with the virus, despite using personal protective equipment....
Published: 15 October 2014
Image - UNSW signs agreement with Nobel Peace laureate
Transforming poor and marginalised communities through research into social business and health is the aim of a new agreement between UNSW and Nobel peace laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Professor...
Published: 13 October 2014
Image - Cyclists break road rules to stay safe
Most cyclists who use bicycles as a form of transport admit to breaking road rules at some time while riding but they do it mostly to guard their own safety on the roads, UNSW research has found. ...
Published: 8 October 2014
Image - Health Check: what do my blood pressure numbers mean?
OPINION: If you’re an adult and have ever visited a doctor, you’ve probably had your blood pressure measured. General practitioners tend to obsess over blood pressure. But with good reason: ...
Published: 30 September 2014
Image - Should doctors refuse to work in immigration detention centres?
The Australian medical community has been asked to consider a boycott on providing health care in immigration detention centres until conditions are improved.  In a perspective article published...
Published: 11 September 2014
Image - Lives at risk under global Ebola guidelines - experts
Public health experts are concerned guidelines that suggest health workers need only wear surgical masks rather than higher-level protective equipment, such as respirators, when treating Ebola...
Published: 9 September 2014
Army technician sets up an assay Ebola within containment laboratory. Photo by Dr. Randal J. Schoepp. Flickr Creative Commons. Attribution license
Sydney, 9 September 2014 – Public health experts have raised concerns about guidelines that suggest health workers need only wear surgical masks rather than higher-level protective equipment, such as...
Published: 9 September 2014
Image - Indigenous academic is Scientist in Residence with NITV
UNSW Professor of Public Health Lisa Jackson-Pulver has started as Scientist in Residence with NITV, SBS’s dedicated indigenous news channel. The residency program is run by the Australian Science...
Published: 4 September 2014

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