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Research & Practice

More data needed on stroke treatment and outcomes by sex, gender

A new American Heart Association scientific statement highlights the need for more data and research about sex differences in the use and response to mechanical clot removal for acute ischemic stroke and suggests a clear differentiation between sex and gender in future research.

New study finds link between inconsistent sleep and hypertension risk

A study of more than two million nights of sleep and blood pressure data has found that irregularities in sleep timing and duration were associated with an increased risk of hypertension.

Internationally acclaimed stroke researcher appointed to new chair role at UWA

Distinguished neurologist Professor Graeme Hankey has been appointed as the inaugural Perron Institute Chair in Stroke Research at the University of Western Australia.

Flinders research measuring the effects of climate change on lymphoedema

Flinders University studies to determine if people with lymphoedema experience symptom variations due to varying climatic conditions are aiming to provide better treatment outcomes for patients trying to cope with longstanding swelling in their limbs.

Panthers legend walks 300km to raise $650,000 for dementia research

Dementia Australia has thanked and congratulated Australian rugby league and Penrith Panthers legend Royce Simmons on walking 300km in just 11 days, in the process raising more than $650,000 to support the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

New depression test identifies men who could be up to 30x the risk of suicidal ideation

New research from SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, Orygen and the Freemason’s Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing has found men who score high on both traditional measures of depression symptoms and University of Adelaide’s recently developed 'Short-Form Male Depression Risk Scale', may be up to 30 times the risk of suicidal thinking.

Ten-year RLS study highlights need for older people to be aware of drowning risks

A decade-long study by Royal Life Saving has scrutinised almost 600 drowning deaths over a 10-year period of people aged 65 and older, and highlights the need for older Australians to be vigilant around water.

Elder abuse is everybody’s business and we need to be vigilant for warning signs

With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day coming up on June 15,  the team from Seniors Rights Victoria, a key program of Council on the Ageing Victoria, is urging all Victorians to accept that ‘Elder Abuse is Everybody’s Business’ and amplify their awareness as to what constitutes elder abuse and its warning signs. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

New research reveals women and low-income earners ‘most generous’

In what will come as no surprise for many, it seems women and low-income earners are among Australia's most generous in times of crisis, research shows.

Language and imagery used around diabetes perpetuating condition’s stigma: expert

The foundation director of the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes, Professor Jane Speight, has presented to the 82nd Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association on how harmful diabetes stigma can be to people living with this serious condition.

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