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Image - High blood pressure rates: 1.2 billion people now living with hypertension
A major new study involving UNSW academics, published today in The Lancet, has analysed blood pressure measurements from more than 100 million people taken over three decades in 184 countries. It’s...
Published: 25 August 2021
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Associate Professor Faye McMillian AM from UNSW School of Population Health reflects on how the luxury of time is both a blessing and a curse as it highlights the racism that is across every facet of...
Published: 17 August 2021
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Dr Tony Penna, Executive Director of NSW Office for Health and Medical Research shared his insights and tips for researchers on creating health research programs with real-world impact during a zoom...
Published: 17 August 2021
Image - New report: COVID-19 widens Australia's stark health income gap
UNSW Sydney and the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) have released the Work, income and health inequity report, published by their Poverty and Inequality Partnership Project. It was...
Published: 12 August 2021
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UNSW School of Population Health welcomes Associate Professor Huong Le-Dao as Director Short Courses for the Faculty of Medicine and Health.  Associate Professor Le-Dao will also be teaching courses...
Published: 12 August 2021
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  Former Head of UNSW School of Population Health and previously Senator for New South Wales, Emeritus Professor Peter Baume AC writes how the dilemma faced by governments around the world is not a...
Published: 11 August 2021
Image - We can’t rely solely on arbitrary vaccination levels to end lockdowns. Here are 7 ways to fix Sydney’s outbreak
On July 15, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Sydney’s COVID lockdown wouldn’t end until the number of new cases not in full isolation was zero or as close to zero as possible. But by...
Published: 9 August 2021
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  Pippa McDermid, Master in Health Leadership and Management/Infectious Diseases Intelligence student, writes about her experience being stuck overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic and how she used...
Published: 5 August 2021
Covid passport
  From limited access to the COVID-19 vaccines in low-income countries to the debate around the very notion of a vaccine passport, Dr Augustine Asante, Director of the Global Health research program...
Published: 4 August 2021
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Malnutrition is one of world’s major public health and development concerns. In Nigeria, the situation is dire. Currently, UNICEF says 5 in 10 children under five years old suffer from the effects of...
Published: 3 August 2021
Image - When will we reach herd immunity? Here are three reasons that’s a hard question to answer
As we try to control COVID-19, many people are keen to know what proportion of the population will need to be vaccinated in order to reach “herd immunity”. It’s a reasonable question. People are...
Published: 27 July 2021
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  Written by Dr Amy Peden from UNSW School of Population Health and Professor Richard Franklin from the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University. Dr Peden and...
Published: 26 July 2021
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Introduction by Croakey: The Australian Medical Association has called on the NSW Government to implement a lockdown that it is “more Victorian style”, saying it is “absolutely ridiculous” that...
Published: 20 July 2021
Image - COVID-19 vaccination glossary to help non-English speakers
A COVID-19 vaccination glossary will be distributed across Australia in 31 languages after being developed by UNSW Associate Professor Holly Seale in partnership with NSW Health. The COVID-19...
Published: 19 July 2021
Image - We’ve become used to wearing masks during COVID. But does that mean the habit will stick?
Mask mandates are in place in Victoria and New South Wales as these states continue to see COVID cases in the community. And public health experts have argued face masks will continue to be an...
Published: 19 July 2021
Image - Do the public need clearer guidance when it comes to vaccine messaging?
With the Greater Sydney lockdown entering its third week and community spread in Sydney’s south-west concerning officials, the federal government is asking people over the age of 60 in outbreak zones...
Published: 9 July 2021
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Could the implementation of hospital-based immunisation services increase vaccination numbers for middle and older aged Australians?  Katie McFadden undertook research to answer this question while...
Published: 8 July 2021
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New research published in Lancet Public Health outlines the health research priorities of people in prison according to people in prison themselves, with mental health ranked the most pressing. ...
Published: 2 July 2021
Image - One in 20 COVID-19 cases report long-term symptoms
Five per cent of people diagnosed with COVID-19 during NSW’s ‘first wave’ were still experiencing symptoms three months later, according to the largest study of COVID-19 recovery time ever undertaken...
Published: 25 June 2021
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Congratulations to the following UNSW School of Population Health experts for being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List and appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM):  ...
Published: 16 June 2021

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