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  • Image - MERS research highlights travel as a risk factor for emerging infections

    MERS research highlights travel as a risk factor for emerging infections

    Friday, 16 June 2017

    The need for emergency departments to quickly isolate sick travellers returning from the Middle East until a diagnosis is established is highlighted in research comparing the MERS coronavirus epidemic in Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)...

  • Image - Ovarian tumour research among studies funded by NSW Health scholarships

    Ovarian tumour research among studies funded by NSW Health scholarships

    Friday, 16 June 2017

    An analysis of mucinous ovarian cancers is among the successful studies awarded in the inaugural round of the NSW Health PhD Scholarships Program. Four UNSW PhD candidates won funding for the scholarships announced by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard, matched by the host universities or partner...

  • Image - UNSW celebrates its star graduates

    UNSW celebrates its star graduates

    Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    An Indigenous art champion, a doctor undertaking world-renowned work in leprosy, and the founder of a not-for-profit organisation combating sexual violence in India are among ten inspiring graduates honoured in the 2017 UNSW Alumni Awards. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of ten of the...

  • Image - Indigenous student a shining example of the power of a mentor

    Indigenous student a shining example of the power of a mentor

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Twenty-year-old Wiradjuri woman Ashley Towney is a shining example of the transformative power of education and what can result when a child is galvanised with self-belief. Growing up in the rural NSW town of Wellington, with few role models, Towney didn’t feel like she was capable of achieving...

  • Image - Destiny in their hands: Indigenous students follow their dream to study medicine

    Destiny in their hands: Indigenous students follow their dream to study medicine

    Thursday, 15 December 2016

    Growing up in Yarrabah, a remote Indigenous community in far-north Queensland, 21-year-old Destiny Kynuna witnessed the scourge of alcohol and drug addiction and their effects on the health of those around her.  Emboldened by her parents, Destiny decided she could make a difference in her...

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    The global challenge of mental health

    Monday, 12 December 2016

    OPINION: Mental illnesses, such as major depression and anxiety disorders, are one of the leading global causes of disability and are responsible for nearly 20 percent of the total years lived with disability (YLD) worldwide. In addition to the disabling effects of mental illness, people with major...