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alzheimers

Living with Alzheimer’s disease – a global challenge

Diagnoses of dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form, are becoming increasingly common. At Monash University, clinical trials involving a non-invasive form of treatment is showing some promising signs.

Medicine & health

Australia’s highest ranking Pharmacy Faculty flings open its doors for Open Day

Discover why Monash University is ranked second best in the world to study Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and number one in Australia, at our Monash Parkville campus Open Day on Sunday 20 August.

University news
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Monash researchers awarded more than $3.65 million for dementia research

Three research teams from the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have been awarded a total of over $3.65 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Medicine & health
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Conservatives no longer a shoo-in as UK voters head to the polls

Beneath the sudden, heightened security of the campaign due to terrorist attacks in London and Manchester, the UK general election is a tale of difference: different leaders, different campaigns, different classes and different nations.

Politics
staree trial

1000th volunteer enters world-first trial to determine whether cholesterol lowering drugs improve health

A Monash University trial is investigating whether cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) can lead to a healthier life, with greater independence and lower disability. Targeting people aged 70 years and above, the trial has reached an important

Medicine & health
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How old is too old for cholesterol lowering medications?

Now the debate has reignited with the publication of a new analysis that casts doubt on their benefit for people over the age of 65, and raised concern of the potential for harm in people aged over 75.

Medicine & health
Physical restraint use: study

Physical restraint use in nursing homes’ study reveals extent of resulting deaths

A 13-year Monash University study has examined deaths due to the physical restraint of people living in nursing homes, in Australia. The study reveals that while the number of deaths is small, at five, the true figure is likely to be greater because

Law
Locals sought for statin trial

Locals sought for world-first medical trial

East and South Gippsland residents are being asked to contribute to a world-first medical trial into whether a widely used anti-cholesterol drug could hold the key to prevent heart attacks, strokes and even dementia in the older population.

Medicine & health