Evidence into action: policy makers, researchers talk tactics

Event wrap: 2 April 2013. ‘Going local’ may be a major key to tackling the overwhelming nature of the obesity crisis, according to Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) CEO Louise Sylvan. Addressing the recent “Evidence for Change Roundtable”, jointly hosted by the Sax Institute and Bupa Health Foundation,...

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Australia Day honours

Latest news: 19 March 2013. Sax Institute Chief Executive Officer  Professor Sally Redman has been recognised in the 2013 Australia Day honours. Professor Redman was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her “distinguished service to public health through leadership in the care...

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Erection problems a red flag for ‘silent’ heart disease and early death

Media release: 30 January 2013. Men with erection problems now have an extra reason to see their doctor: even relatively minor erectile difficulties could signal ‘silent’ heart disease and may indicate an increased risk of dying early from any cause, a major new study shows. An Australian study –...

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Widespread interest in erectile dysfunction study

Latest news: 14 February 2013. National and international interest in new 45 and Up Study findings on erectile dysfunction saw more than 300 media outlets cover this story. The findings, published in international journal PLOS Medicine, showed even relatively minor erectile difficulties could signal ‘silent’ heart disease and may...

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Australian-first study: inequality in access to clinically effective weight-loss surgery

Media release: 10 December 2012. An Australian-first study published in the Medical Journal of Australia today has found significant inequalities in patient access to clinically effective weight loss surgery. New research to emerge from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study shows bariatric surgery is largely available only to...

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Your country needs you: 250,000 people called to action on healthy ageing study

Media release: 26 October 2012. More than a quarter of a million ‘national treasures’ are being called on to assist their country once again by volunteering their health information in the national interest. Australia’s largest ever long-term study of ageing – the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study –...

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45 and Up Study reaches first major milestone

Latest news: 20 November 2012. The 45 and Up Study has hit a major milestone: launching the first five-year check-up of its 250,000 participants since they signed up to the Study. The follow-up to the Study will be the first of many and is designed to determine what has...

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45 and Up Study participants in the spotlight

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Six participants aged 52 to 88 fronted the media in October 2012 to explain their participation in the 45 and Up Study as it hit its first major milestone – the follow-up of the 250,000 people taking part to see how their health is...

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Sax Institute launches SURE, an Australian-first technology initiative

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Faster, more comprehensive answers to Australia’s most pressing health questions are now within the grasp of researchers following the launch of SURE, the Secure Unified Research Environment. SURE is a secure computing environment designed specifically for health researchers to access, store and rapidly analyse...

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Australian-first technology initiative a shot in the arm for health research

Media release: 5 July 2012. Faster, more comprehensive answers to Australia’s most pressing health questions are now within the grasp of researchers following the launch of an innovative $4million public-good technology initiative in Sydney today. SURE – the Secure Unified Research Environment – is Australia’s first high-performance “virtual computing...

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