Lack of sleep and lack of exercise a risky combination

Latest news: 11 December 2015. Research findings from the 45 and Up Study published in the journal PLOS Medicine show that sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise. The...

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Are we making the best use of data to improve healthcare?

Opinion: 10 December 2015. This article was published via the Croakey Conference News Service which was enlisted by the Health Services Research Association Australia New Zealand (HSRAANZ) Croakey’s Jennifer Doggett reports: Whether it’s big or small, linked or discrete, qualitative or quantitative – data is at the centre of...

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Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave: 45 and Up Study

Media release: 9 December 2015. Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new findings to emerge from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The findings, published...

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45 and Up Study showcases its record achievements

Event wrap: 26 November 2016. An average of one new piece of research made possible by the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study is now published each week in a peer-reviewed journal, furthering knowledge about the health of our ageing population, the Study’s annual meeting has been told. The...

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Retirement a window to a healthier lifestyle, study reveals

Latest news: 26 November 2015. Upon his retirement, Allan Wareham hit the ground running ‒ marathon running that is. The 76-year-old, who is one of 267,000 participants of the 45 and Up Study, retired in 1996 and decided it was the ideal time to take his fitness seriously. A...

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Sequencing the genomes of the “wellderly”

Latest news: 26 November 2015. What does the genome of a healthy older Australian look like? This is the question that a new collaboration between the 45 and Up Study and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research is hoping to answer through a project to sequence the genomes of...

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How can international health systems learn best from each other?

Opinion: 26 November 2015. Kings Fund CEO Professor Chris Ham shares insights from a recent trip to Australia. Cross national comparisons of health care systems are fraught with difficulty, as the WHO discovered in its ill-fated attempt in 2000 to rank the performance of 191 health care systems around...

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Australia reaping Big Data benefits from 45 and Up Study

Event wrap: 26 November 2015. The Sax institute’s 45 and Up Study is growing as a significant Big Data resource, with novel data linkages allowing researchers to embark on wide-ranging projects such as predictive modelling of disease and the using pathology records to identify chronic disease treatment gaps. Other...

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In conversation with Professor Chris Ham on integrated care

Video: 26 November 2015. Professor Chris Ham is chief executive of The King’s Fund, an independent foundation based in London involved healthcare research and analysis. In this video Professor Ham highlights the obstacles and some of the successes for integrated care and why it is important that innovation is...

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Research translation the key to better patient care, symposium told

Event wrap: 26 November 2015. Strong connections between researchers and policy makers are a key to ensuring findings are translated into better patient care, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner told a recent symposium in Sydney. Opening the NHMRC Symposium Research Translation, held jointly with CIPHER (The Centre for Informing...

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