Video: Co-creation in Aboriginal health research

5 February 2020. Aboriginal communities have long called for research methods that embrace Aboriginal leadership and expertise, and challenge traditional researcher-driven approaches. But how do we get it right?


After suicide: how can we help the bereaved?

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3 February 2020. Two new Sax Institute Evidence Checks have found encouraging results for improving post-suicide services and support.


Kicking goals in men’s health

30 January 2020. The figures are stark and sobering: Australian men have a shorter life expectancy than women and die from heart disease at nearly twice the rate – statistically men seek medical advice much later in the course of their illness.


Mapping the genetics of healthy ageing

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24 January 2020. Why do some people lead healthy lives into their 70s and beyond, while others develop debilitating conditions such as cancer, heart disease or dementia? The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is involved in a groundbreaking initiative that may go some way towards answering the genetic...


What the 45 and Up Study showed us in 2019

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22 January 2020. Over the past 12 months, researchers from around the world have been using the 45 and Up Study to make new discoveries into healthy ageing and what we can all do to live longer, happier, healthier lives.


For older women with heart disease, depression is a barrier to better health

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19 December 2019. Depression is preventing middle-aged women with hypertension or heart disease from taking up healthier lifestyles, according to new research based on data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.


A long-term vision for Australian cognitive health research

11 December 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. Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director of the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration, and the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, is moving cognitive health research...


PHRP journal celebrates five years of outstanding health research

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11 December 2019. The Sax Institute’s journal Public Health Research & Practice (PHRP) is turning five – and what a half decade it’s been, publishing peer-reviewed papers that have a real-world impact.


Why we need to rethink Aboriginal childhood obesity: Q&A with Simone Sherriff

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4 December 2019. Rates of obesity are high among Aboriginal children, but there’s a lack of policies, guidelines and programs to tackle the issue. Now a new paper published today in the December issue of Public Health Research & Practice is calling for more meaningful engagement with Aboriginal communities...


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.