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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
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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
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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

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