Why should we work up a sweat? TEDx talk outlines 45 and Up Study findings

Latest news: 10 March 2016. Moderate physical activity is great and adding some vigorous activity is even better for avoiding an early death, a large Australian study of middle-aged and older adults has found. The public health message about the benefits of working up a sweat is being spread...

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Study sheds light on end-of-life healthcare costs

Latest news: 29 February 2016. Greater use of GP services in the final years of life is not linked to lower hospital costs in the six-month end-of-life period, according to a study drawing on data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The findings suggested that if GPs...

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Lack of sleep and lack of exercise a risky combination

Latest news: 11 December 2015. Research findings from the 45 and Up Study published in the journal PLOS Medicine show that sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise. The...

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Are we making the best use of data to improve healthcare?

Opinion: 10 December 2015. This article was published via the Croakey Conference News Service which was enlisted by the Health Services Research Association Australia New Zealand (HSRAANZ) Croakey’s Jennifer Doggett reports: Whether it’s big or small, linked or discrete, qualitative or quantitative – data is at the centre of...

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Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave: 45 and Up Study

Media release: 9 December 2015. Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new findings to emerge from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The findings, published...

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45 and Up Study showcases its record achievements

Event wrap: 26 November 2016. An average of one new piece of research made possible by the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is now published each week in a peer-reviewed journal, furthering knowledge about the health of our ageing population, the Study’s annual meeting has been told. The...

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Retirement a window to a healthier lifestyle, study reveals

Latest news: 26 November 2015. Upon his retirement, Allan Wareham hit the ground running ‒ marathon running that is. The 76-year-old, who is one of 267,000 participants of the 45 and Up Study, retired in 1996 and decided it was the ideal time to take his fitness seriously. A...

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Sequencing the genomes of the “wellderly”

Latest news: 26 November 2015. What does the genome of a healthy older Australian look like? This is the question that a new collaboration between the 45 and Up Study and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research is hoping to answer through a project to sequence the genomes of...

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Australia reaping Big Data benefits from 45 and Up Study

Event wrap: 26 November 2015. The Sax institute’s 45 and Up Study is growing as a significant Big Data resource, with novel data linkages allowing researchers to embark on wide-ranging projects such as predictive modelling of disease and the using pathology records to identify chronic disease treatment gaps. Other...

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INSIGHTS | Professor Emily Banks

Video: 18 November 2015. In our video series, INSIGHTS, we interview public health leaders to glean some pearls of wisdom about what important developments they have witnessed over the course of their careers. In this video, Professor Emily Banks explains how she became hooked on epidemiology and shares insights on the...

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