How yarning is telling the story of healthy Aboriginal ageing

24 June 2021. Talking about the health challenges of ageing can be hard at the best of times. But for many older Aboriginal people, sharing these experiences can be particularly stressful and traumatic.

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Highways over health: is major infrastructure planning neglecting impact on public health?

23 June 2021. From air and noise pollution, to residents’ mental health – what are the real health impacts of major transport projects? And are they getting the scrutiny they deserve? The authors of a new paper published in our journal Public Health Research & Practice are calling for...

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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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Ian Olver honoured with NHMRC award

18 June 2021. The Sax Institute’s Board Chair, Professor Ian Olver AM, is the recipient of this year’s NHMRC Biennial Ethics Award, which was announced earlier this week. This prestigious award recognises people and organisations who have made a significant contribution to supporting the highest ethical standards in Australia...

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Sax Forum: A presentation on the MRFF

11 June 2021. The Sax Forum is a valuable new initiative that allows the Sax Institute to share knowledge among Institute Members and help understand what we can do better together. On Tuesday 8 June, in our latest Sax Forum meeting, and the first in a planned series of...

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Health impacts neglected in major infrastructure planning

Media release: 9 June 2021. Health impacts of major transport projects are too often glossed over during the planning phases, allowing issues such as air and noise pollution, residents’ mental health and impact on children’s health to escape the scrutiny they deserve, according to the authors of a new...

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More than a word: National Reconciliation Week 2021

26 May 2021. Today, on National Sorry Day, The Sax Institute joins Australians around the country in acknowledging the Stolen Generations and recognising the impact this traumatic past has had on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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New research to test ways for supporting mental health of Aboriginal health service workers

24 May 2021. As the pandemic rolls into its second year, health care workers in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) are still at the forefront of managing COVID-19 and its flow-on effects in their communities. Working under such challenging conditions can be stressful for health care workers and...

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Improving the physical health of people with mental illness

24 May 2021. We’ve long known that mental and physical health are inextricably linked. People living with mental illnesses are more likely to have poorer physical health than the general population; they are also more likely to have chronic preventable diseases and tend to die earlier. Yet despite their...

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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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