Size does matter: why large-scale research is a must for public health

The Conversation

Opinion: 27 March 2012. By Professor Emily Banks, Scientific Director, 45 and Up Study. Researchers are becoming increasingly intrigued by the idea that too much sitting is bad news for health, and a landmark Australian paper published today in Archives of Internal Medicine has dealt yet another body blow...

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Stand up: your life could depend on it

Media release: 27 March 2012. Standing up more often may reduce your chances of dying within three years, even if you are already physically active, a study of more than 200,000 people published in Archives of Internal Medicine today shows. The study found that adults who sat 11 or...

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Sitting time research gets international attention

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Research using the 45 and Up Study to investigate the link between sitting time and increased mortality risk attracted widespread attention. The study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that adults who sat 11 or more hours a day had a 40% increased...

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Ensuring research makes a difference

Croakey

Latest news: 26 March 2012. When the worlds of policy and research collide, great things can happen in public health. The trouble is, such productive collisions don’t happen nearly enough. Abby Haynes, CIPHER Research Officer, writes for Croakey. Read Ensuring that research makes a difference: some practical advice

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Move over Dr Google, the future of healthcare is social

The Conversation

Opinion: 14 November 2011. By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. Pretty soon, not being involved in social media will be just as implausible as not having a telephone. If my 80-year-old dad is on Facebook and women over 55 are the fastest growing demographic on...

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Expert urges health community to join social media revolution

Media release: 9 November 2011. Social media has unparalleled potential to improve patients’ health and the healthcare community needs to harness its power, according to a US social media expert visiting Australia this week. Lee Aase, Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, says patients will be...

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Bringing the social media revolution to healthcare

Latest news: 20 November 2012. Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Lee Aase spoke to several media outlets on a visit to Australia in November 2011. Lee was in Australia as a guest of the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) and discussed the burgeoning power...

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The side effect of sitting down: a greater risk of dying

Media release: 29 September 2011. Sitting down for long periods of time may increase your risk of dying, regardless of how physically active you are, according to a study of more than 200,000 NSW men and women. New research to emerge from the 45 and Up Study, the largest...

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45 and Up Study fact sheet

The Study at a glance: Download 45 and Up Study fact sheet (PDF 106KB). For more detailed information on the Study visit the 45 and Up section of our website.

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SURE brochure for data custodians

SURE – The Secure Unified Research Environment – is an Australian-first technology initiative established by the Sax Institute to promote efficient research of major health issues such as population ageing and chronic disease. Learn how, as a data custodian, you can use SURE to securely make your data available...

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