Be brave, make change: National Reconciliation Week 2022

26 May 2022. Reconciliation Australia asks that we all take the time to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land that we are on, wherever we are. This year’s National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures and achievements and...


Why women with lung cancer live longer than men

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24 May 2022 New research based on data from the 45 and Up Study shows men have a 43% greater risk of dying from lung cancer than women, with cancer treatment being the most influential factor in this difference.  The study from the Daffodil Centre, a joint venture between...


Sax Institute welcomes new Members

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23 May 2022. The Sax Institute has welcomed four new Members: Burnet Institute, The Daffodil Centre, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) and Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT). Burnet Institute links medical research with practical action to help solve global health...


Helping primary care support victim-survivors of family and domestic violence

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28 April 2022. Domestic and family violence is a huge public health issue that can have a profound and long-term effect on the health and wellbeing of families, communities and society. GPs play a critical role in helping victim-survivors of family and domestic violence, as they are often the...


Using cohort data for environmental health research

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16 April 2022. The Sax Forum is an initiative that brings together our membership with the aim of sharing knowledge and working out what we can do better together. It involves regular meetings with people from our member organisations to explore a particular issue in public health.  At our...


Out-of-pocket costs hurt those with chronic conditions

22 April 2022. A series of research papers using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study shows how out-of-pocket costs can quickly mount up for Australians with chronic conditions. Crunching the data, researchers found older Australians are paying up to $670 per year out of their own...


Sax Forum EMCR Workshop: Using cohort datasets for environmental health research

11 April 2022. The third in a series of Sax Forum sessions designed to give Early- and Mid-Career Researchers an understanding of the potential of cohort datasets for health research was held on 30 March 2022. The topic of the workshop was ‘Using cohort datasets for environmental health research’....


Why we need school nurses more than ever

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11 April 2022. As children get back into classrooms after two years of COVID-related disruption, there is a huge focus on their wellbeing. With a quarter of young Australians now experiencing psychological distress, support for mental as well as physical health at school is paramount. But there is help...


Working collaboratively in Aboriginal health research

A Sax Forum workshop on the topic, Working collaboratively in Aboriginal health research, was held on 2 March 2022. The workshop addressed community driven research and working with Aboriginal communities. Presentations were delivered by: Christine Corby OAM, Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Kim Morey, SAHMRI Jamie Newman, Orange Aboriginal Medical...


Experts warn of injury risks due to cosmetic radiation procedures

30 March 2022 The use of radiation for common cosmetic procedures such as hair removal and skin rejuvenation is growing in popularity, but consumers are at risk of injuries such as burns, blistering, scarring and eye damage, experts warn in a paper published today. The article, published in Public...