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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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Image - The 2014 flu vaccine: explainer
Influenza affects up to 15% of adults and 30% of children each flu season and early indications suggest we could be facing a severe season. The 2014 seasonal influenza vaccination is available from...
Published: 17 March 2014
Image - Calls for immunisation for migrants, refugees
The success of Australia’s multi-million dollar vaccination programs is compromised, with pockets of the population remaining at risk, according to a new report.  The report, entitled Protecting...
Published: 17 March 2014
Max Walker, AM
The shifting global demography and ageing of populations worldwide brings new challenges for health care, and an imperative for healthy ageing and preventive health strategies for adults....
Published: 17 January 2014
Teresa Youl
Australia’s delegates to the Pacific Youth and Sports Conference will be announced at UNSW this week.  Among them are youth leaders, between 15 and 19 years of age, involved in various sport for...
Published: 25 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan devastation Philippines
Since witnessing the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, doctor and public health graduate Allison Gocotano has urged Australians not to become idle in the face of such disastrous events and to remember...
Published: 20 November 2013
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Six Aboriginal women – including three sisters – graduated with postgraduate qualifications in public health from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) this week. The women continued to work full-...
Published: 6 November 2013
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OPINION: Late last week, the world’s leading experts on cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. The agency’s report...
Published: 25 October 2013
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OPINION: Next month, six Aboriginal Medical Service health workers will walk out of the University of New South Wales with public health qualifications. Another 56 Indigenous medical students are...
Published: 22 October 2013
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OPINION: As an Aboriginal woman working in public health, I have always believed that we can break the vicious cycle of disadvantage and empower young indigenous Australians to overcome adversity....
Published: 14 October 2013
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Australia can break the impasse in combating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage by identifying and emulating elements of success, instead of constantly focusing on failures to deliver...
Published: 10 October 2013

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