Even light smokers have double risk of early death, Australian-first research reveals

Media release: 11 October 2013. Australian-first research to be presented today shows the damage from even light tobacco smoking is more severe – and associated with a higher risk of premature death – than previously thought. The first ever analysis of long-term Australian smoking data has found that two-thirds...

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New $22m national chronic disease research centre will drive critical change

Logo for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre for chronic disease prevention

Media release: 4 September 2013. A major new $22.6 million partnership research centre launched today will tackle head on, the chronic disease tsunami facing Australia. The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, launched today by Federal Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Tanya Plibersek will identify what works and...

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Push to use research must recognise complexities, conference told

Event wrap: 10 August 2013. Increasing the use of research in policy making and practice involves much more than making evidence available – it must recognise the complexities of devising and rolling out policy, the Sax Institute’s Professor Emily Banks told a research forum in Sydney. In her keynote...

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Prostate cancer treatment inconsistent with guidelines

Latest news: 2 August 2013. Clinical care for men with advanced prostate cancer is in major need of improvement, prompting the rollout of a collaborative research project in NSW, led by the Sax Institute. The most recently available data indicate only 10% of NSW men with high-risk prostate cancer...

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Evidence Check review highlights mental health information vacuum

Latest news: 4 July 2013. Our Evidence Check review conducted for the Mental Health Commission of NSW showed that major gaps exist in our knowledge about what types of programs actually work to help people with mental illness, despite the billions of dollars invested in the sector. The review...

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Will the buck stop with Rudd on fixing the hospital system?

The Conversation

Opinion: 27 June 2013. By Bob Wells, Policy head, Research Assets, Sax Institute and Co-Director, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute One of the key platforms of the first Rudd government was to reform the health and hospital system. The key message from then-prime minister Kevin Rudd was that...

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The Health Wrap archive

Croakey

The Health Wrap is a regular feature on Croakey from the Sax Institute communications team, which covers some of the interesting and important health news from the previous fortnight, including items covered at Croakey and elsewhere. 2017 15 December: The Health Wrap: Australia bans vaginal mesh implants; Meningococcal vaccine;...

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The problem of diagnostic error

The Conversation

Latest news: 17 June 2013. The keynote speaker at our 9th HARC Forum – international expert on diagnostic error Dr Mark Graber – spoke to several media outlets during his stay in Australia. Below is a summary of the coverage. Media reports: The hidden problem of medical misdiagnosis The Conversation Diagnostic...

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Mental health spending takes place in an ‘information vacuum’

Media release: 13 June 2013. Major gaps exist in our knowledge about what types of programs actually work to help people with mental illness, despite the billions of dollars invested in the sector, a new review released today shows. The Sax Institute’s Evidence Check Review, conducted for the Mental...

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HARC Scholarship Program recognises future health leaders

Latest news: 7 June 2013. Three early career researchers will now have the chance to work with leading international experts after winning the most recent round of Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) scholarships. Alison Lee, Bea Brown and Gai Moore are the latest researchers to be awarded under...

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