Prostate cancer: are men making informed choices about their treatment?

16 March 2021. Older Australians with prostate cancer are twice as likely to receive surgery over radiotherapy, despite similar survival rates, according to new research from our 45 and Up Study.

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The impact of COVID-19: new insights from the 45 and Up Study

16 March 2021. There are many moving parts in a government’s response to a highly infectious disease such as COVID-19. In the acute phase, the focus is rightly on public health strategies to contain the pandemic. But over the longer term, it is critically important for policymakers to understand...

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Indigenous leaders call for an end to racism in the health system

Media release: 10 March 2021. Deep-seated resistance to addressing institutional and systemic racism in our health system is thwarting progress towards improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, say Indigenous leaders in an important paper published today. The authors of the Perspective, published in...

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How can researchers use the 45 and Up Study?

24 March 2021. 45 and Up data is ready and available to Australia’s researchers, and there’s more to the data than meets the eye. We sat down with Dr Kerrin Bleicher, Director of the Sax Institute’s Research Assets Division, to talk about what the Study can offer the research...

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How do researchers build successful partnerships?

16 February 2021. Forming partnerships can lead to truly rewarding research that directly responds to policy needs and can make a positive impact on our health system. But how do early career researchers build these relationships…and keep them? This is the topic of the Sax Institute’s training course on...

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Why epidemiology matters – an interview with Emily Banks

9 February 2021. Public health research received some well-deserved recognition in this year’s Australia Day honours list with the appointment of epidemiologist Professor Emily Banks as a Member of the Order of Australia. Professor Banks, a Senior Adviser at the Sax Institute and head of the National Centre for...

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A healthy home life could help Aboriginal teens stay smoke-free

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8 February 2021. For Aboriginal teens, strong social connections and good mental health could be the key to staying smoke-free, according to new research based on the SEARCH study.

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Socially-connected neighbourhoods linked to better mental health for immigrants

neighbours taking part in a neighbourhood clean up

3 February 2021. Helping immigrants settle into well-integrated neighbourhoods may decrease mental health issues, according to new research from our 45 and Up Study.

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Smoking causes half of all deaths in older Indigenous Australians, study finds

25 January 2021. Important new research using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study has revealed the devastating impact of smoking on the mortality rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Introducing the Sax Forum

15 December 2020. The Sax Institute is a membership-based organisation – we work with our 58 Members in many different ways, including collaborations on our 45 & Up Study, on our SURE platform, in commissioned work, in training and with our Research Action Awards. Our Members are leaders in...

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