How gender and diet can affect the risk of frailty

28 April 2021. Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as we age. But many people eat less as they get older, and women in particular are making poorer food choices that could put them at risk of frailty, according to new research based on...

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Rapid surveys explore Australian views on vaccination

28 April 2021. With Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program now well underway, a rapid-response survey conducted by the Sax Institute was rolled out in February to over 40,000 older Australians, providing a snapshot of our country’s attitudes towards vaccination.

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COVID moved participatory modelling online: here’s what we’ve learnt

26 April 2021. Over the past year, we’ve all adapted to remote meetings, remote learning, and even remote pilates. But when it comes to running remote collaborative health research workshops, things can get trickier. We talked to the Sax Institute’s Cindy Peng, Decision Analytics Manager, about her experiences moving...

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Workshop: Accessing cohort data

25 March 2021. We held an online workshop on 25 March for Sax Forum members to hear about a range of datasets available for analysis and researchers’ access to them. The objective of the workshop was to understand the opportunities to improve access and use of cohort data by...

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Indigenous leaders call for an end to racism in the health system

17 March 2021. The Sax Institute’s peer-reviewed journal Public Health Research & Practice has published an important new paper authored by Indigenous leaders about institutional racism in our health system. Deep-seated resistance to addressing the problem is thwarting progress towards improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres...

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What is co-production and why does it matter?

17 March 2021. The past few years have seen a growing interest across the research and policy worlds in the concept of co-production. This is a model of research in which researchers and key stakeholders collaborate, bringing different expertise to address shared problems. Key stakeholders can be patients, the...

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Prostate cancer: are men making informed choices about their treatment?

16 March 2021. Older Australians with prostate cancer are twice as likely to receive surgery over radiotherapy, despite similar survival rates, according to new research from our 45 and Up Study.

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The impact of COVID-19: new insights from the 45 and Up Study

16 March 2021. There are many moving parts in a government’s response to a highly infectious disease such as COVID-19. In the acute phase, the focus is rightly on public health strategies to contain the pandemic. But over the longer term, it is critically important for policymakers to understand...

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Indigenous leaders call for an end to racism in the health system

Media release: 10 March 2021. Deep-seated resistance to addressing institutional and systemic racism in our health system is thwarting progress towards improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, say Indigenous leaders in an important paper published today. The authors of the Perspective, published in...

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How can researchers use the 45 and Up Study?

24 March 2021. 45 and Up data is ready and available to Australia’s researchers, and there’s more to the data than meets the eye. We sat down with Dr Kerrin Bleicher, Director of the Sax Institute’s Research Assets Division, to talk about what the Study can offer the research...

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