Prostate cancer: are men making informed choices about their treatment?

16 March 2021. Older Australians with prostate cancer are twice as likely to receive surgery over radiotherapy, despite similar survival rates, according to new research from our 45 and Up Study.

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The impact of COVID-19: new insights from the 45 and Up Study

16 March 2021. There are many moving parts in a government’s response to a highly infectious disease such as COVID-19. In the acute phase, the focus is rightly on public health strategies to contain the pandemic. But over the longer term, it is critically important for policymakers to understand...

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Socially-connected neighbourhoods linked to better mental health for immigrants

neighbours taking part in a neighbourhood clean up

3 February 2021. Helping immigrants settle into well-integrated neighbourhoods may decrease mental health issues, according to new research from our 45 and Up Study.

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Smoking causes half of all deaths in older Indigenous Australians, study finds

25 January 2021. Important new research using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has revealed the devastating impact of smoking on the mortality rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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For many cancer survivors, life after treatment can be just as good

10 December 2020. With improved detection and treatment, many cancer survivors are living well, according to new research based on data from the 45 and Up Study.

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What the 45 and Up Study showed us in 2020

2 December 2020. From new links between alcohol and cancer, to foods that combat memory loss, researchers from all over the world have been using the 45 and Up Study this year to make important discoveries into healthy ageing. Here’s what the Study showed us in 2020:

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A drink a day won’t keep cancer at bay

Young woman refuses alcohol

16 November 2020. The link between alcohol and cancer is the subject of an important new research paper using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study – and the findings are disturbing to say the least. The authors found not only that regular alcohol consumption confers a...

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Loneliness: the other pandemic of our times

17 August 2020. As Melburnians struggle through their second round of lockdown, the mental health consequences of the tough measures needed to curb the COVID-19 virus are becoming ever clearer. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that loneliness has been the most common stressor during the COVID-19...

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Older Australians paying more to treat high blood pressure

22 July 2020. Ageing Australians with hypertension are bearing significant out-of-pocket expenses for treating their condition, according to new research based on longitudinal data from our 45 and Up Study.

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45 and Up Study surveys set to boost COVID-19 research

Latest news 20 July 2020. Australia’s largest longitudinal study is rolling out a series of surveys to help answer some of the most pressing questions about the impact of COVID-19, funded by a NSW Ministry of Health grant.

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