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Indigenous Australians achieve major progress in reducing smoking, but tobacco’s lethal legacy remains
Media release: 11 October 2017. The number of smoking-related deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is predicted to continue to increase, and to peak over the next decade, resulting in thousands of premature deaths that are largely preventable. In a paper in the latest edition of the...
45 and Up Study opens door to genetic answers on bipolar disorder with new $2.46m project
Media release: 5 September 2017. An innovative research project using the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has been awarded a $2.46 million genomics funding grant by the NSW Government to improve understanding of the genetics of bipolar disorder in order to drive better future treatments for patients. Researchers from...
Balance urged in cancer screening to avoid health pitfalls of ‘one size fits all’ approach
Media release: 26 July 2017. Experts have called for a rethink of cancer screening in the light of improved understanding of the complications and consequent poorer outcomes that can result from overdiagnosis of some cancers. In a series of articles published today in the Sax Institute’s Public Health Research &...
Chronic disease prevention research receives significant budget funding boost
Media release: 9 May 2017 Australia’s efforts to prevent chronic disease have received a significant boost tonight with the Federal Government’s Budget announcement of a $10 million investment in The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre based at the Sax Institute. “We welcome the Federal Government’s significant commitment through the Medical...
Dysfunctional mental health system urgently needs much more than money: Ian Hickie
Media release: 27 March 2017. One of Australia’s leading authorities on mental health has challenged the sector to reform what he says is a dysfunctional system instead of just seeking additional funding to “paper over the cracks and support ineffective programs”. In an editorial in the latest edition of...
Most overweight and obese children can’t access weight management services
Media release: 5 March 2017. Overweight and obese children in every part of Australia should have access to weight management services under a unified, national approach to managing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, according to new research presented today at the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne....
Some veggies each day keeps the stress blues away: new research
Media release: 16 March 2017. Women who eat their veggies at lower risk of psychological stress Eating three to four serves of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress, new research by University of Sydney scholars reveals. Published today in the British Medical Journal Open,...
Landmark report sets out roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets
Media release: 20 February 2017. A landmark Australian Prevention Partnership Centre study involving more than 100 nutrition and policy experts from 53 organisations across the country has identified critical action areas for Australian governments to tackle the rise of obesity through unhealthy diets – now one of the leading...
Communicating health risks in a post-truth world
Media release: 15 February 2017 Public officials faced with the tough task of communicating risk on contentious issues like vaccination or fluoridation – where the actual risk is low but public concern remains high – need to show that they care, demonstrate that they are taking action and strategically...
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