The surprising way chronic conditions impact older people with fractures

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People with multiple chronic conditions who are also at risk of bone fracture are not likely to be investigated or treated for osteoporosis, according to a new study from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research using 45 and Up Study data. The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, found that the more chronic conditions … Read more

Ground-breaking dementia research harnesses power of genomics

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Participants from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study have signed up for a genomics project that will investigate how a person’s genes affect their attempts to prevent cognitive decline. The project is part of the Maintain Your Brain trial, which is testing whether healthy lifestyle behaviours can slow cognitive decline and, in the longer … Read more

Best ways to improve hepatitis B diagnosis and care revealed

There are around 220,000 Australians living with hepatitis B, which can lead to life-threatening liver conditions if not properly managed. However, one-quarter of Australians with the virus don’t know they have it, and only 23% are receiving regular clinical care, according to the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine.  The Sax … Read more

What the 45 and Up Study showed us in 2022

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From the cost of chronic conditions to risk of getting prostate cancer, researchers have used the 45 and Up Study’s data to investigate important health issues this year. Here are some of the highlights from 2022: Heart attack survivors fall through the medicine cracks Less than one-third of people who survive a heart attack are … Read more

Research translation celebrated at Sydney Showcase

Some of Australia’s leaders in research translation have come together at Sydney Showcase, an event co-hosted by the Sax Institute as part of the NHMRC Research Translation Long Weekend. Held on November 17 at Sydney University and jointly hosted by the Sax Institute along with Sydney Health Partners and Maridulu Budyari Gumal (SPHERE), the in-person … Read more

Teens forgotten in obesity prevention, as a virtual world poses increasing risk

Obesity prevention strategies that target adolescence – a crucial period for developing healthy behaviours – are disjointed, piecemeal and underfunded, and are failing to respond to the added challenges posed by today’s technology-fixated culture, leading adolescent obesity experts warn. In a paper published today in Public Health Research & Practice, a peer-reviewed journal of the … Read more