Tag Archives: Healthy People

Dr Miriam Forbes

Depression, anxiety and sexual dysfunction

Over half of the Australian population will experience sexual difficulties, low mood, and anxiety at clinically significant levels, and often at the same time. When sexual dysfunctions occur at the same time as anxiety or depression they have a profoundly negative impact on quality of life.

Jamie Nowlan

Positive reappraisal in older adults

Psychological therapeutic techniques for older adults are a neglected area of research. The number of people aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 500 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050.

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MND Australia Ice Bucket Challenge

MND Australia has awarded a $1.05 million Ice Bucket Challenge Grant to the Sporadic ALS Australian Systems Consortium. Associate Professor Ian Blair of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences will lead the project with Professor Naomi Gray of the University of Queensland’s Brain Institute.

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Electronic Medication Management Systems

A research team led by Professor Johanna Westbrook working with clinical and IT staff from Sydney’s St Vincent Hospital have found that the electronic medication management system MedChart would provide savings of around $100,000 per year for a 30 bed ward.

Professor Mark Taylor

Eliminating Toxic Exposures in Australian Communities

Professor Taylor and his research team have demonstrated there is no safe level of exposure for many of the metals they investigate, such as lead, arsenic and cadmium. Their evidence-based research compels residents, industry and government to face up to the real environmental risks of living in an industrially contaminated community.