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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
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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

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
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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

Landmark Australian-US study of 19,000 over 70s answers the question: Can Aspirin prolong good health?

Three groundbreaking papers published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, led by a team of Monash University researchers in Melbourne, reveal the results from a seven-year study of the benefits and risks of a low daily dose of

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 17 September, 2018
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Too many young people live in nursing homes – time to act forum 31/8

More than 6,000 Australians under the age of 65 years live in residential aged care facilities. Five years after the NDIS started there has been just a 5% reduction in the number of young people entering aged care.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 31 August, 2018

Congratulations to our August NHMRC grant recipients

Monash performed exceedingly well in the most recent round of National Health and Medical Research Centre grants announced in mid-August. The University won $28,879,470 in total, with our own School researchers serving as leads on grants worth

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 29 August, 2018

Eliminating Hep C via $11 million grant

Several Adjunct staff with our School have been involved in a huge $11.33 million grant from the Paul Ramsay Foundation. The Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia (EC Australia) project aims to eradicate the virus as a health threat in Australia by 2030

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 23 August, 2018