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Win for “Citizen Science”: Associate Professor Julian Elliott awarded Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award

Congratulations to Associate Professor Julian Elliott, who was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research 2017 at a ceremony in Melbourne on Thursday night.

Medicine 12 June, 2017

World’s largest study of 1.3 million pregnant women reveals global obesity crisis

The world’s largest and most comprehensive international study of more than 1.3 million pregnant women, by researchers at the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia found that three out of every four pregnant women worldwide, and their

Medicine & health 9 June, 2017

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

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1 June, 2017

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 1 June, 2017

Monash awarded grant to lead global slum revitalisation research

A global charitable foundation has awarded an AUD $14 million grant to an international research consortium led by Monash University. The announcement was made today by the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 24 January, 2017

Coles wants $1 maximum bets for pokies – so why won’t the pokie-makers play ball?

Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands, reportedly wants to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines. It has asked five pokie manufacturers, including Aristocrat Leisure, for help in trying out games with a

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 21 December, 2016

From SPHPM to Oxford – Connor Rochford awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

SPHPM alumnus, Connor Rochford has recently been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to undertake study at the University of Oxford. This is a superlative achievement and a great

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 20 December, 2016

A family violence education resource for first responders is now available

Associate Professor Jan Coles, Department of General Practice Monash University has launched a suite of family violence learning modules to address the gap in education to equip primary health care professionals and students with the knowledge,

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 24 November, 2016