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Indigenous Australians’ vaccination rates too low and not improving

17 October 2019
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Caroline Tang
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We need urgent action to reverse declining targeted flu and pneumococcal vaccination rates among adult Indigenous Australians, according to a new UNSW study.

The study – published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health – found that adult Indigenous Australians’ vaccination coverage for the flu and invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) remained “unacceptably low” between 2004–05 and 2012–13.

Almost half of people who regularly consume ecstasy have tested their drugs: NDARC report

15 November 2019
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More than four in 10 people who regularly use ecstasy and one in 10 people who regularly inject drugs have ever tested their drugs, mostly by using personal testing kits, according to a

UNSW researchers elected to Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

10 October 2019
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Lucy Carroll
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Eight UNSW Sydney and UNSW-affiliated researchers have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

The researchers were among 40 new Fellows, including 19 women, announced today at the Academy’s fifth annual meeting in Perth.

Overcoming stigma on World Mental Health Day

10 October 2019
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World Mental Health Day, held annually on 10 October, is an opportunity to bring conversations about mental health to the foreground.

It’s also a chance to highlight the work and achievements of those working to improve community mental health, whether it be through improving access to professional support, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, or researching implications of poor mental health.

Here are some of the many mental health research highlights involving UNSW Sydney academics and students.

Engineering antibodies for diagnosis and immunotherapy

15 November 2019
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The use of antibodies in cancer therapeutics has gone in and out of favour in the 25-odd years since scientists started investigating them. But according to Professor John Whitelock, from the UNSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, there has been a monumental resurgence in interest, and this time it’s here to stay.

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