University of New South Wales

Obstetrics & gynaecology

IVF births at highest number ever, says report

In 2016/17, 15,198 IVF babies were born in Australia and New Zealand as a result of cycles undertaken in 2016 – the highest number ever in IVF's 40-year history, a UNSW report released today shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture patients leaving hospital need osteoporosis plan

Patients leaving hospital after a hip fracture should be given an osteoporosis plan as a priority, says the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry, based at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

Health

Dying elderly need comforting, not rescuing, according to study

UNSW medical researchers are calling for restraint on the use of aggressive life-saving treatments for frail elderly patients at the end of their lives, saying the focus should instead be placed on making patients' last days ...

Overweight & Obesity

A new way to target high rates of obesity

A novel drug is being touted as a major step forward in the battle against Australia's escalating rates of obesity and associated metabolic diseases. As it stands, 2 in 3 adults in Australia are classified as being overweight ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressant efficacy is the new fake news

Are antidepressants an effective treatment for major depression? According to Professor Gordon Parker AO, a professor of psychiatry at UNSW and the founder of the Black Dog Institute, the answer is irrelevant—because we're ...

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