The Sax Institute produces a range of publications, including: published research in peer-reviewed journals; Evidence Check Reviews, evidence summaries designed to answer specific policy questions; and a peer-reviewed public health journal Public Health Research & Practice.

International food service initiatives

October 2017. Carins J, Pang B, Knox K, Wilmott T, Storr R, Robertson D, Rundle-Thiele S and Pettigrew S. This Evidence Check rapid review was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and brokered by the Sax Institute for The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to better understand the evidence...

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Evidence Matters Issue 23

Evidence Matters September 2017

September 2017. In the latest issue of Evidence Matters we share news about how a ‘game-changing’ grant from the NSW Government will enable Australian researchers to use whole genome sequencing of samples from 45 and Up Study participants to improve understanding of the genetics of bipolar disorder. We also look...

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Inpatient care for children and adolescents with mental disorders

Evidence Check

September 2017. Indig D, Gear C, York A. This review examined evidence about when inpatient care is the most effective and appropriate form of care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe mental disorders. The evidence is limited and synthesis is difficult given the small sample sizes and...

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Evidence Matters Issue 22

August 2017. In the latest issue of Evidence Matters we share news from the 2017 Annual SEARCH Forum in which the Federal Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, met with SEARCH families to highlight the importance of the Study. We also share new research from the 45 and Up Study that highlights...

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Data Crunch August 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of Data Crunch, our newsletter for researchers, policy makers and others with a professional interest in Australia’s largest cohort study. This issue brings you all the latest Study news, including new opportunities to use geocoded data and undertake research using biospecimens from Study participants. Thanks...

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depression and Schizophrenia

August 2017. Ma N, Atukorale Y, Marlow N, Duncan J, Cameron A This review examines the current evidence for the clinical efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression and/or schizophrenia. It also looks at evidence for its use within particular patient sub...

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Effectiveness of alcohol and other drug interventions in at-risk Aboriginal youth

June 2017. Doran CM, Kinchin I, Bainbridge R, McCalman J and Shakeshaft A.  This review was conducted to identify the most effective interventions to reduce the risk of alcohol and other drug (AOD) related harm among at-risk Aboriginal youth. Fifty-two studies from across four countries were included in the...

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Tools to aid the clinical identification of end of life

March 2017. Health Policy Analysis. This review examines the current evidence base for clinical assessment tools that can indicate or predict the likely death of people within one year. For each tool identified, a description of the populations with whom, and the settings within which, the tool could be...

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Evidence Matters Issue 21

July 2017. This issue of Evidence Matters calls on researchers whose work has made a real-world impact to apply for our 2017 Research Action Awards. We also share the latest evidence on the best diets shown to reduce CVD risk and we show how SURE is opening the door to a...

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Dietary patterns and cardiovascular disease outcomes

April 2017. Collins C, Burrows T, Rollo M. This review analysed evidence from systematic reviews to assess the role of dietary patterns in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Based on the included reviews, the DASH diet was found to be the most beneficial in addressing...

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