The NSW Health Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Grants Program is now open

18 July 2022. Note: applications are now closed. The NSW Health Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Grants Program is now open, offering up to $1.2 million for research into severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarum is the main cause of hospitalisation for women in the first half of pregnancy....

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SURE is now faster and more flexible

5 July 2022. The Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) is Australia’s leading health research platform and has recently undergone a range of new upgrades. Here’s how SURE can help you: More powerful virtual machines With increasing volumes of heath data available, researchers are applying advanced analytic and artificial intelligence techniques.  SURE...

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Working collaboratively in Aboriginal health research

4 July 2022. The second of two workshops on Aboriginal health research was held on 29 June 2022. The first workshop, held on 2 March 2022, focused on study design and working with Aboriginal communities. A recording of that session can be viewed here. The second workshop on 29...

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NAIDOC Week 2022

1 July 2022. The Sax Institute is proud to join the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022, and expresses solidarity with its aim to achieve a just and healthy future for all Aboriginal people. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week, which runs from...

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Why dementia researchers are excited about the 45 and Up Study

23 June 2022. Our understanding of dementia in Australia is taking a step forward with the help of the 45 and Up Study. For the first time, the Study is being used to investigate the incidence of dementia in Australia, as well as the proportion of dementia that is...

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Sax Forum: knowledge mobilisation

22 June 2022. The second symposium in our series on knowledge mobilisation, being organised by the Sax Institute with the NSW Ministry of Health, was held on 22 June 2022. Professor John Lavis, Conjoint Associate Professor Sarah Thackway and Professor Jonathan Craig addressed evidence-support systems from global, state and...

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Vasectomy and obesity linked to advanced prostate cancer

20 June 2022. New research based on data from the 45 and Up Study shows that having a vasectomy or being obese are both linked to an increased risk of advanced prostate cancer. The study from The Daffodil Centre involved 107,000 men from the 45 and Up Study and...

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More than a slogan: the opportunities and challenges of co-production in public health research

Media release: 15 June 2022. Co-production – a collaborative model of research that involves stakeholders at each stage of the research process – cannot simply be a slogan and must be backed by resources and capacity development, experts argue in an editorial published today. The editorial accompanies a special...

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Managing fatigue in stroke survivors could be the key to a healthier life with less risk of secondary stroke

9 June 2022. New research on stroke survivors, using data from the 45 and Up Study, has revealed that fatigue is closely tied to depression and a lower quality of life, as well as a person’s chance of another stroke. The research comes from two studies from the University...

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Aboriginal families strongly impacted by food insecurity, study finds

Closeup of Aboriginal flag in Port Douglas, Australia. stock photo

Media release: 2 June 2022. A new study has found Aboriginal families in urban and regional New South Wales regularly experience food insecurity and has identified five key contributing factors that need to be addressed. The research – led by Aboriginal Doctoral researcher Simone Sherriff and senior researcher Sumithra...

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