Dangers of second-hand drinking: teen drinkers at high risk of assault and sexual harassment

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4 December 2019. More than 70% of teenage girls who are risky drinkers report unwanted sexual attention from other drinkers – just one of a multitude of harms young people experience from ‘second-hand drinking’, according to new Australian research.


New evidence shines light on mental health of children and young people

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28 November 2019. Five new Evidence Checks managed by the Sax Institute are informing Beyond Blue’s ‘Be You’ – an online mental health initiative for schools and early learning services.


Sax Awards showcase research that makes a difference

Kylie Gwynne, Amy Peden, and Melissa Kang are standing together and smiling at the camera. The background is the Sax Institute Logo. The picture was taken at the Research Action Awards 2019 ceremony.

27 November 2019. Three inspiring health researchers have been recognised at the Sax Institute’s 2019 Research Action Awards ceremony, held last night in Sydney.


Health researchers recognised for their real-world impact

Kylie Gwynne, Amy Peden, and Melissa Kang are standing together and smiling at the camera. The background is the Sax Institute Logo.

26 November 2019. Three Australian researchers who have achieved real impact in areas as diverse as dental care for Indigenous communities, unintentional river drownings, and young people’s access to healthcare have been honoured in the Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards tonight.


What does the future of osteoporosis look like? Computer modelling might have the answer

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21 November 2019. Researchers at the Sax Institute have used a new ‘what if’ tool to forecast future states of osteoporosis and identify the best interventions for tackling this ‘silent disease.’ 


Why evaluation matters in suicide prevention

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20 November 2019. The Sax Institute is working with the Victorian Government to evaluate its suicide prevention trials and uncover next steps for this crucial program.


Experts gather to discuss health responses to climate change

12 November 2019. The Sax Institute held a roundtable in Sydney this October to discuss the health impacts of climate change and the important work that is already happening across Australia’s healthcare industry for reducing emissions.


Most effective ways to tackle obesity revealed

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6 November 2019. Increasing the price of unhealthy food and improving nutrition education in schools are among the many initiatives that could help address Australia’s obesity epidemic, according to a rapid review organised by the Sax Institute.


‘Putting the community in the driver’s seat’: a way forward for Indigenous preventive health care

4 November 2019 This is part of a series of articles showcasing Sax Institute members, and the diverse range of research that’s informing future health policy and practice.


Speech therapy run by uni students helps children in Broken Hill

PHRP awards: 30 October 2019. Children growing up in rural Australia are starting school without the speech skills they need to read and write, but access to speech pathology services can be thin on the ground due to a shortage of health professionals.