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More health support needed for Australia’s truck drivers

A new study released by Monash University shows that following work-related injury or disease, Australian truck drivers have significantly more GP consultations and are more likely to undergo surgery than other workers. However, they are less

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 11 December, 2018
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Project milestone: Breast Device Registry enlists 90% of surgeons

Australian Breast Device Registry reaches milestone as public interest in medical device safety peaks.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 3 December, 2018

MNHS Medical Alumni share insights and motivations through Sprint Program

Research shows that there is a significant pay gap between male and female graduates and discrepancy in career outcomes for women and men. To address this, the ‘Sprint’ program was developed, in collaboration with the universities of

Research 16 November, 2018

Genetic analysis follows landmark aspirin trial

Monash University is expanding on its landmark aspirin trial, ASPREE, by pioneering detailed genetic research into genetic factors contributing to good health or disease, in the elderly.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 12 November, 2018

Air pollution linked to autism: study

Exposure to toxic air pollutants is linked to an increased risk of developing autism, according to a Monash University study of Chinese children during their first three-years of life.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 6 November, 2018

Landmark study highlights long-term success of weight loss surgery

A 20-year study by Monash University researchers has demonstrated that lap-band surgery provides substantial weight loss to obese people for at least 20 years.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 10 October, 2018

Newly funded trial attempts to provide relief to 2,000 Victorian cancer patients

A new $1.6 million study has been announced to help Victorians with pancreatic and other upper gastrointestinal cancers gain relief from debilitating symptoms through a new model of patient monitoring and specialist nurse support.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 2 October, 2018

World first study evaluates low-dose antidepressants for back pain

Back pain is the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting half a billion people worldwide. While there are a variety of treatments available, effective therapies are limited. The use of antidepressants to treat back pain is rapidly

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 2 October, 2018

Can aspirin prolong good health? First three ASPREE papers published.

The first three papers arising from the ASPREE study were released this month in NEJM, and the release generated a storm of media interest that kept study leads Professor John McNeil AM and A/Professor Robyn Woods busy for days.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 24 September, 2018