Two in three Australians will develop common skin cancers as incidence rises, new research shows

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Media release: 10 March 2022. More than two thirds of Australians will be treated for the most common skin cancers in their lifetime, with rates increasing by up to 6% a year over the past three decades, according to new research published today. The paper, which presents the latest...


2021 in review: what we learnt about Aboriginal health

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27 January 2022. From chronic disease risk in children, to healthy home lives for teenagers, researchers used the wealth of data in SEARCH – the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health – to explore Aboriginal health this past year.  SEARCH is Australia’s largest long-term study of the...


Summer alert: experts urge investment in skin cancer prevention to save lives and dollars

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Media release: 22 December 2021. Investing in skin cancer prevention programs could not only save lives but also significantly cut treatment costs, currently running at close to $2 billion dollars a year, say experts in a new health economics paper published today. The paper, which provides an overview of...


Sax Institute welcomes new members

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16 December 2021. The Sax Institute has welcomed two new members: the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE); and the University of Sydney’s Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use.


2021 PHRP Award winners revealed

16 December 2021. Two research teams have been honoured for their outstanding work in health literacy and communicating COVID-19 health information, in this year’s Public Health Research & Practice Excellence Awards.


PHRP Awards recognise exceptional public health research with real impact

Media release: 16 December 2021. Two COVID-themed papers – one on the gaps in Australia’s health literacy during the early days of the pandemic, and another on communicating COVID information to culturally and linguistically diverse communities – have been honoured in this year’s PHRP Excellence Awards.


Sax Institute welcomes National Preventive Health Strategy

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14 December 2021. Australia has committed to powerful preventive health action that will improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by 2030, with this week’s release of the National Preventive Health Strategy.


Sax Institute recognises public health research that makes a difference

9 December 2021. Two public health researchers whose inspiring work has had a major impact in areas as diverse as HIV prevention and early learning were honoured yesterday at the Sax Institute’s 2021 Research Action Awards, held this year as an online event due to COVID social distancing restrictions....


New COVID survey data for researchers: coming soon

9 December 2021. Over the past 12 months, the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has conducted rapid online surveys to understand how the pandemic has impacted the health of older Australians. This valuable data will be made available to researchers in 2022.


45 and Up Study: a rich source of mental health data for researchers

9 December 2021. Since 2005, the 45 and Up Study has collected detailed surveys on the mental health and wellbeing of Australians, including recent insights into how people have coped with the pandemic. This valuable data is now available for researchers.