AI-driven antimicrobial resistance project breaks new ground

The Sax Institute is involved in a major new initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance and predict outbreaks using artificial intelligence.

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New Evidence Checks on mental health

Online programs and apps can be very effective for treating mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults, according to one of four new Evidence Check reviews recently added to the Institute’s Evidence Check Library.

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A window into the world of out-of-home care

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study

A unique longitudinal study in NSW is building a gold standard data asset about children in out-of-home care. Ten grants, worth up to $30,000 each, are available for policy-relevant research projects using the dataset.

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How researchers and policy makers can work better together

Dr Anna Williamson

The past decade has seen an upsurge of interest in the ways that researchers can partner with policy agencies to help them craft more effective public health policies.

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Can physical activity offset the health risks of too much sitting?

Office worker sitting at desk

Media Release: 23 April 2019. In findings that could relieve desk-bound office workers, a weekly dose of at least 150 minutes of physical activity could substantially reduce or offset the mortality risks in ‘high sitters’, according to new research using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.

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Pilot study tests new way to study healthcare

Media Release: 12 April 2019. The Sax Institute has launched a Pilot Study to test the feasibility of collecting health information from people who receive healthcare services across the public and private sectors.

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Healthy food scorecard shows more progress needed

New South Wales has made significant inroads into improving the healthiness of foods available in schools and hospitals but other states lag behind, according to a new report on Australia’s efforts to address rising rates of obesity.

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PHRP tackles childhood obesity

Overweight and obesity in children have developed into a major public health issue in recent decades.

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How do doctors price their consults?

Do doctors charge what they think their service is worth? Or do they sometimes take an opportunity to charge what they think they can get? It’s a critical question for Australia’s health policy makers, given that doctors’ fees are not capped in this country, and yet a portion is...

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Study links breastfeeding with lower risk of heart disease in Australian mums

Media release: 19 March 2019. Mothers who breastfed are 34 percent less likely to die of heart disease Mothers who breastfeed their babies have a lower risk of developing or dying from heart disease than those who don’t breastfeed, finds new research from the University of Sydney.

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