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Image - HPV vaccine could help 'close the gap'
In the most comprehensive assesment of its type, UNSW-led research has found that in just four years, the HPV vaccine has resulted in a dramatic drop in genital warts in young Australians from a...
Published: 13 August 2014
Image - Could MERS Coronavirus be bioterrorism? New study shows why this could be one of the explanations for the paradoxes of this virus
The MERS Coronavirus (MERS Co-V) emerged in 2012 and continues to cause illness and death more than 2 years later.  It has been compared to SARS, which caused a pandemic more than 10 years ago, and...
Published: 25 July 2014
Image - It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control
OPINION: When AIDS first emerged in the early 1980s, HIV infection was a death sentence. But a global effort has ensured this is no longer the case for a growing number of people. The good news today...
Published: 24 July 2014
Image - Jubilant if not victorious
UNSW’s Football United team has returned from the World Cup in Rio, jubilant if not victorious. They ran second in their group – locked out of the quarter finals by a team from France – and scored...
Published: 18 July 2014
Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents
A team of researchers at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine together with the Ted Noffs Foundation and academics from the Centre for Social Research in Health and the School of Social...
Published: 18 July 2014
Mark Harris, Aunty Ali Golding, Lisa Jackson Pulver
As the first Australian university to exceed parity in its enrolments of Aboriginal medical students, UNSW Medicine has taken a critical step towards closing the health gap between Indigenous and non...
Published: 11 July 2014
Image - Chasing gold in Glasgow
UNSW Masters student Madeline Heiner is limbering up for the 3000m steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The 27-year-old is returning to athletics after an eight-year break...
Published: 1 July 2014
Image - Public health experts stand by for disaster
A flying squad of Australian public health specialists has been officially launched, bringing together for the first time leading public health experts who can rush to emergencies to stop the spread...
Published: 23 June 2014
Prof Raina MacIntyre receiving National Immunisation Achievement Award
The Public Health Association of Australia has awarded Professor Raina MacIntyre the 2014 National Immunisation Achievement Award to honour and recognise her outstanding research in the field of...
Published: 19 June 2014
Image - Vaccination isn’t just for kids – a guide for over-65s
OPINION: We live in an ageing society, with the global median age rising steadily. Australia’s economic viability will increasingly rely on retaining older people in the workforce for longer. This,...
Published: 18 June 2014
Dr Bette Liu
Dr Bette Liu has been awarded one of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) top prizes for excellence for having the highest ranked Career Development Fellowship (Population...
Published: 13 June 2014
Image - The other Australian team at the World Cup
As the Socceroos brace for their first test in the so-called Pool of Death, a group of teenagers is preparing to jet off for Brazil in what may well be Australia’s best World Cup hope. UNSW’s...
Published: 11 June 2014
Image - Four UNSW researchers win top NHMRC Excellence awards
UNSW has won four of 20 prestigious awards given to the country’s top health and medical researchers. The haul includes a particularly strong performance by female researchers. The National Health...
Published: 10 June 2014
Image - Not so cheap: Australia needs to acknowledge the real cost of coal
OPINION: US President Barack Obama’s latest plan to reduce carbon emissions is a welcome one, and not just because it addresses climate change. In publicising the plan to cut emissions from old coal...
Published: 10 June 2014
Image - Fears about speaking out on asylum seekers’ health
One of the doctors who worked at the Christmas Island detention centre has spoken at UNSW for the first time since co-authoring a 92-page letter of concern about asylum seekers' health, saying he...
Published: 30 May 2014
Image - Children suffer impacts of detention: first-hand accounts
Children in detention are showing physical and developmental problems, according to a paediatrician who has recently returned from the detention centre on Christmas Island. UNSW Conjoint Associate...
Published: 27 May 2014
Image - Doctors from Christmas Island speak on refugee health
Two medical doctors who have visited and worked at the detention centre on Christmas Island will speak publicly for the first time about their experiences at a symposium hosted at UNSW next week (...
Published: 19 May 2014
Image - Health Check: can you treat the common cold?
OPINION: With symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, cough, headaches and fever, the common cold can leave you feeling rotten for up to two weeks. As the name suggests, they’re...
Published: 5 May 2014
Image - Fresh hope for preventing pneumonia in the elderly this winter
There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older...
Published: 23 April 2014
Dean of UNSW Medicine, Professor Peter Smith, receives his flu vaccine
Influenza is a viral infection which peaks in winter. It varies in severity from season to season, but during a severe season can infect up to 15% of adults and 30% of children.  Influenza causes...
Published: 28 March 2014

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