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Grant wins for STAREE and work disability research

The end of 2018 came with a flurry of successful grants, and a media call with the Federal Minister for Health to announce two of them.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 11 February, 2019
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Traffic fatalities on a high after cannabis legalisation

Legalising the sale of cannabis for recreational use can lead to a short-term increase in traffic fatalities in legalising states and their neighbouring jurisdictions, new research suggests.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 7 February, 2019

Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss

There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain, according to a new study led by SPHPM’s Katherine Sievert and Professor Flavia Cicuttini.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 31 January, 2019

On our way to 50+ Professors

Huge congratulations to all those SPHPM staff who were successful in this year’s round of academic promotions! This latest round saw us add five new Professors to our group, and a fact difficult to miss is that they are all women.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 18 December, 2018

Study of over 16,000 brain tumours shows no link with mobile phone usage

The Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health’s Dr Geza Benke is a co-author on a major new study that may contribute to the resolution of the persistent public debate: do mobile phones cause brain tumours? With over 90% of

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 13 December, 2018
Professor John McNeil AM and Professor Christina Mitchell, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Lifetime Achievement Award for Professor John McNeil AM

Our School was thrilled last week to see our Head of School, Professor John McNeil AM, presented with the David de Kretser Medal and Lifetime Achievement Award by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Established in 2006, the

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 12 December, 2018
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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