Key cardiovascular risk factors for Chinese Australians uncovered

Melody Ding presents 45 and Up Study findings on CVD risk

Media release: 16 January 2017. Diabetes, smoking and physical inactivity have been uncovered as the key cardiovascular disease risk factors for Chinese Australians according to important new research from the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in Australia, the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. Researchers from the School...

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Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalisation

Media release: 12 January 2017. New research has found a link between popular heartburn drugs and an increase in the risk of infectious gastroenteritis — an illness that results in 13.1 million lost days of work in Australia a year. The study led by The Australian National University (ANU)...

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45 and Up Study researcher takes data learnings to China

Latest news: 3 January 2017. Chinese researchers gained insights into Australia’s largest cohort study on healthy ageing, the 45 and Up Study, when Dr Joanna Wang presented her new research into survey non-responders at Peking University in Beijing late last year. Dr Wang, a Research Fellow in Biostatistics with the...

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Grants open door to new genomic research using 45 and Up Study

Latest news: 20 December 2016 Researchers can now apply for $2.46 million in grants from the NSW Genomics Collaborative Grants Program to undertake ground-breaking human genomic medicine research using biospecimens from the 45 and Up Study. About 2000 blood samples from healthy 45 and Up Study participants are being sequenced...

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45 and Up Study impacts tobacco, chronic disease policy and practice

Latest news: 24  November 2016. Growing evidence is emerging of the real-world impact of research using the 45 and Up Study, with findings influencing tobacco legislation, helping to fill evidence gaps on chronic disease management, and being cited as central to driving greater use of linked data research. Tackling...

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Co-production for better public policy: uncovering the smoking gun research

Opinion: 10 November 2016. It’s no longer enough for researchers to simply publish their findings. To have a real world impact on an issue like tobacco control, researchers need to work in partnership with policy makers, experts and the community, says 45 and Up Study Director Professor Emily Banks....

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Study could give valuable insight into health of defence personnel

Soldier in the Australian Defence Force

Latest news: 4 November 2016. The long-term health and wellbeing of frontline emergency and defence force personnel is an area into which Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study could offer rich insights, according to Study Director Margo Barr. Ms Barr was speaking at the recent  2016 Australasian Services Care...

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45 and Up Study leader named one of Australia’s 100 most influential women

Latest news: 10 October 2016. Having followed in the footsteps of her suffragette great-grandmother in working to improve women’s health and wellbeing, Professor Emily Banks has been honoured as one of Australia’s 100 most influential women for two decades of work using research to inform health policy and practice. Professor Banks,...

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Highlights video: 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting

More than 160 people attended the 2016 45 and Up Study Collaborators’ Meeting, held Tuesday 6 September. The theme was Data, evidence and decision making: innovation for a better future. View the highlights from the meeting.

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45 and Up Study a source of “cohort envy”, says Minister

Latest News: 19 September 2016. The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has proven to be a “truly valuable tool” to help address health priorities in NSW and nationally, prompting “cohort envy” from other states,  NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner says. Opening the Study’s 13th annual Collaborator’s Meeting in Sydney...

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