Researchers honoured for making a real-world difference

30 November 2018. Three Australian health researchers whose inspiring work has had a major impact in areas as diverse as childhood trauma, stroke prevention and homelessness were recognised at the Sax Institute’s 2018 Research Action Awards on Wednesday evening. Braving the wettest November conditions Sydney has seen in decades,...

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Celebrating research that makes a real-world difference

Media release: 28 November 2018. Three Australian researchers whose work has had a significant impact on healthcare policy and delivery have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s 2018 Research Action Awards. This year’s award winners have made a tangible difference in areas as diverse as the prevention and care...

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Managing the conversation around naturally occurring asbestos

13 November 2018. Asbestos is a word that strikes fear in the general public – and rightly so, as its use in mining and construction has led to thousands of deaths from lung disease and counts as one of the great public health disasters of the modern era. Not...

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The good news about Indigenous health

8 November 2018. The urgent need to close the gap across a range of health markers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can sometimes obscure the real progress already being made in specific areas. This is the case with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates, argue the...

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New awards honour health research with real-world impact

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Media release: 7 November 2018. Research that is likely to have a real impact on health policy and practice is being celebrated in the inaugural Public Health Research & Practice Excellence Awards. “I’m delighted to present these awards, which recognise scientific excellence combined with real-world impact in papers published...

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New database will drive research into the genetics of healthy ageing

25 October 2018. What are the genetic factors that make healthy, active ageing more or less likely? Researchers are hoping a groundbreaking new genetic database using blood samples from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study will help unearth some of the answers. Now nearing completion, the Medical Genome...

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Australians ignore risks of mixing alcohol with energy drinks

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Media release: 27 September 2018. Many thousands of young Australians are mixing alcohol with caffeine-laden energy drinks with little regard for the potential dangers, according to newly published research. Around 40% of young current drinkers reported drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) in the previous year, despite evidence...

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New video promotes the important work of SEARCH

20 July 2018. Until recently, very little was known about the health of Aboriginal people who live in urban and large regional centres, who make up the majority of Aboriginal people in NSW. Closing the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians is an urgent national...

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Knowledge Mobilisation 2018 conference

19 July 2018. Sax Institute hosts Knowledge Mobilisation conference as field moves “beyond the rhetoric” National and international experts gathered to share their research and experiences in the emerging knowledge mobilisation field at the Sax Institute’s inaugural conference earlier this month. The two-day Knowledge Mobilisation conference, held in Sydney,...

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Getting the ‘public’ back in public health research

4 July 2018. Greater transparency and clearer communication are needed when involving the public in health research, according to a new paper in the latest edition of the Sax Institute’s journal Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP). The paper describes consultations with patient and carer representatives from health consumer...

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