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Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of ageing

Frailty is not simply an adjective associated with old age, it is a medical condition all on its own. And it has significant medical, social, and economic implications.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 7 August, 2019

BRANZ annual report confirms poorer outcomes for older burns patients

New data released by the Burns Registry of Australia and New Zealand (BRANZ) reveals for the first time the impact of burns on Australia’s over 65 year-olds, and researchers are calling on a diverse cross-section of professionals to take

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 7 August, 2019
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Landmark study to assess long-term health risks and benefits of prior aspirin use in elderly

Researchers at Monash University and the US-based Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research, part of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute, are expanding on the landmark aspirin trial, ASPREE, with a five-year follow up study to

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1 August, 2019

Large study shows beneficial role of testosterone to treat menopause

Professor Susan Davis, Head of the Women’s Health Research Program at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, has led a team of researchers who have demonstrated that testosterone supplementation may significantly improve

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 26 July, 2019
Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Injury prevention, unexplained deaths and doll houses

A/Professor Lyndal Bugeja from the Department of Forensic Medicine recently attended the 2019 Injury Summer Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Convened by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Injury Research and Policy, the three-day course was a

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 25 July, 2019

Can psychological trauma be passed down to children?

Dr Joanne Ryan, Head of the Biological Neuropsychiatry and Dementia Unit, is in the midst of an exciting project exploring epigenetic changes that affect mental health, and how these may be passed down through generations.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 28 June, 2019

Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day in the best way possible

Every May 20th marks International Clinical Trials Day, and our School had an opportunity to celebrate in an extraordinary way this year; two of our major clinical trials were recognised with awards from the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 21 May, 2019

Two young researchers recognised in VIC Premier's Prizes

Congratulations to Dr Kylie Dyson and Dr Emma Ridley, finalists in the Victorian Premier’s Award for Health and Medical Research 2019, which were announced on Monday.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 27 March, 2019

Associate Professor honoured with NHMRC Research Excellence Award

Associate Professor Yuming Guo was among 23 Australian remarkable researchers honoured at the NHMRC’s Research Excellence Awards gala dinner last night in Canberra. Professor Guo received a Top Ranked CDF (Population Health) award.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 14 March, 2019