Cancer risk increases with every cigarette, even for light smokers

22 June 2021. While we all know the dangers of heavy smoking, there is less evidence globally on the impact of light smoking. Now an Australian first study conducted by The Daffodil Centre has revealed what kind of cancer risks are at stake for even the most casual of...

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Gender makes a difference in preventive treatment after heart attack

28 April 2021. New research from our 45 and Up Study has revealed a gender gap in the use of medication after a heart attack or stroke, with women much less likely to be taking the preventive medication that could benefit their health. What’s going on?

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How gender and diet can affect the risk of frailty

28 April 2021. Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as we age. But many people eat less as they get older, and women in particular are making poorer food choices that could put them at risk of frailty, according to new research based on...

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Rapid surveys explore Australian views on vaccination

28 April 2021. With Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program now well underway, a rapid-response survey conducted by the Sax Institute was rolled out in February to over 40,000 older Australians, providing a snapshot of our country’s attitudes towards vaccination.

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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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