1. Child abuse reports in NT double after intervention

    Child abuse reports in NT double after intervention

    Date

    The abuse of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory - the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children.

  2. Petrol sniffing stunts the growth of children

    Petrol sniffing stunts the growth of children

    Date

    “Petrol sniffing makes you shorter, and there’s no way to catch up even after you stop sniffing” says Professor Andrew Lawrence at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

  3. Adult male farmers most at risk of contracting monkey malaria in Malaysia

    Adult male farmers most at risk of contracting monkey malaria in Malaysia

    Date

    Lead author, Menzies School of Health Research research fellow, Dr Matthew Grigg has specialised in identifying and researching risk factors and treatment for P. knowlesi malaria in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

  4. New Vaccine could help reduce Chronic ear disease.

    New Vaccine could help reduce Chronic ear disease.

    Date

    Menzies School of Health researchers are hoping to reduce rates of a chronic ear disease called Otis Media, in remote indigenous communities. (Image source: creative commons)

  5. Extra vaccines may reduce 'unacceptable rates' of chronic ear disease in Indigenous children

    Extra vaccines may reduce 'unacceptable rates' of chronic ear disease in Indigenous children

    Date

    The Menzies School of Health Research is conducting a clinical trial in remote communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and hope the results will change the public health approach and give more help to families.

  6. Combination Therapy in Treating S. aureus Infections

    Combination Therapy in Treating S. aureus Infections

    Date

    Prof. Josh Davis, MBBS, PhD, Principle Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, Australia, discusses the role of combination therapy when it comes to treating invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections.

  7. Mosquito poo could help to detect diseases

    Mosquito poo could help to detect diseases

    Date

    SCIENTISTS are experimenting with mozzie poo as a new method of controlling the spread of mosquito-borne diseases throughout tropical Australia. HOT NORTH

  8. Medicare Review Taskforce’s recommendation  for ‘on country’ dialysis

    Medicare Review Taskforce’s recommendation for ‘on country’ dialysis

    Date

    Menzies Director Professor Alan Cass, is also the Chair of the Renal Clinical Committee which is recommending a dedicated MBS item number to support ‘on country’ dialysis.

  9. New treatment trialled in battle against ear disease

    New treatment trialled in battle against ear disease

    Date

    In a world first, Northern Territory researchers are trialling a new treatment to heal an ear disease plaguing Indigenous communities and causing lifelong disadvantage.

  10. Rheumatic heart disease program in East Timor 'saving lives' with 'simple' penicillin injections

    Rheumatic heart disease program in East Timor 'saving lives' with 'simple' penicillin injections

    Date

    Australian doctors are working with East Timorese health workers to screen and treat children and young people with the illness, using methods similar to those used in Australia.

  11. Weeding out Malaria

    Weeding out Malaria

    Date

    A study led by the Menzies School of Health Research recommends a two-stage treatment for the notoriously difficult-to-cure Plasmodium vivax malaria

  12. Science to win ahead of zombies

    Science to win ahead of zombies

    Date

    NT News features Dr Tegan Harris to promote Pint of Science Event

  13. Study emphasises the need for radical cure of vivax malaria

    Study emphasises the need for radical cure of vivax malaria

    Date

    A study into the treatment of the difficult-to-cure Plasmodium vivax malaria in Ethiopia.

  14. Cherie Whitbread 2017 Midwife of the Year

    Cherie Whitbread 2017 Midwife of the Year

    Date

    Cherie Whitbread received the award of 2017 Nurse/Midwife of the Year! Picture: Justin Kennedy NT News

  15. Australian native animals spreading scrub typhus mite prompt warning

    Australian native animals spreading scrub typhus mite prompt warning

    Date

    Scrub typhus is just one of many tropical diseases in the NT that are not so well known down south.

  16. NT Government - Gambling Prevalence Survey Released

    NT Government - Gambling Prevalence Survey Released

    Date

    A study from the Menzies School of Health Research, released by the Territory Government, shows gambling participation declined significantly.

  17. Rheumatic heart disease researchers on mission

    Rheumatic heart disease researchers on mission

    Date

    The Northern Territory has the highest rate of rheumatic heart disease in the world, which is partly due to poor living conditions such as overcrowded housing, said Associate Professor Anna Ralph from the Menzies School of Health Research.

  18. The Australian - Third World disease a blight on indigenous

    The Australian - Third World disease a blight on indigenous

    Date

    Some of the nation’s leading RHD medical researchers are meeting in Darwin to create a plan to wipe out the life-threatening condition, which disproportionately affects indigenous Australians.

  19. Bold bid to end Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Bold bid to end Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Date

    Some of the nation’s leading medical researchers are in Darwin to step out a plan to wipe out rheumatic heart disease – a life-threatening condition that disproportionately affects Indigenous Australians.

  20. Menzies director Alan Cass podcast on Territory FM

    Menzies director Alan Cass podcast on Territory FM

    Date

    Professor Alan Cass, discusses how rigorous research that explores patterns in health and disease – in collaboration with Indigenous communities – is key to improving health.

  21. Red hot Alice puts mums and bubs at risk

    Red hot Alice puts mums and bubs at risk

    Date

    Three Menzies staff - Professor Anne Chang, Dr Gurmeet Singh and Dr Elizabeth McDonald - were involved in this study. The paper, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, linked preterm births with extreme heat.

  22. No long term benefits for NT Government alcohol rehab program

    No long term benefits for NT Government alcohol rehab program

    Date

    NT Government's forced alcohol rehab program found to be expensive, with no long-term health impacts. The evaluation of the program, conducted by PwC's Indigenous Consulting and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  23. RISE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE “DEEPLY ALARMING”

    RISE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE “DEEPLY ALARMING”

    Date

    THE death of an American woman from an untreatable infection with a gram-negative bacterium resistant to all classes of antibiotics has left Australian infectious diseases experts “deeply alarmed”, according to an editorial published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

  24. MJA Podcast on the clinical experience of patients with hepatitis C virus infection.

    MJA Podcast on the clinical experience of patients with hepatitis C virus infection.

    Date

    Associate Professor Joshua Davis is a Principal Research Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research. He is the coauthor of a Short Report on the clinical experience of patients with hepatitis C virus infection among Australian GP trainees.

  25. Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

    Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

    Date

    More people are being infected by a potentially fatal bacterium in the Northern Territory, and health experts suspect building works could have something to do with the rise in cases.

  26. Associate Professor Steven Tong honoured with Frank Fenner Award

    Associate Professor Steven Tong honoured with Frank Fenner Award

    Date

    Associate Professor Steven Tong, Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Indigenous Health Theme Leader at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), has been awarded the 2017 Frank Fenner Award for Advanced Research in Infectious Diseases.

  27. Addressing racism in Australia's health system.

    Addressing racism in Australia's health system.

    Date

    Menzies research fellow, Dr Paul Lawton features on Radio Nationals Life Matters discussing research which shows Indigenous Australians experience discrimination in a range of ways when navigating the health system.

  28. CAAMA Radio | Traditional food trends

    CAAMA Radio | Traditional food trends

    Date

    Menzies researcher and lead author Megan Ferguson speaks to CAAMA's Paul Wiles about the publication of Traditional food availability and consumption in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory in the prestigious Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

  29. Traditional food trends in remote Northern Territory communities

    Traditional food trends in remote Northern Territory communities

    Date

    The majority of Aboriginal people living in remote Northern Territory communities are regularly using traditional foods in their diets according to research from Menzies School of Health Research published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health today

  30. Check-up gives health insight - HealthLAB

    Check-up gives health insight - HealthLAB

    Date

    Darwin Sun | The Menzies School of Health and Research runs HealthLAB, a free initiative that visits public spaces and schools around the NT

  31. HOT NORTH Fellowships to improve health outcomes in the tropics

    HOT NORTH Fellowships to improve health outcomes in the tropics

    Date

    Five post-doctoral health professionals have been awarded Fellowships to help close critical gaps in health outcomes in northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as part of the unique collaborative program Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North (HOT NORTH), led by the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  32. Leadership Group established to help close "the cancer gap"

    Leadership Group established to help close "the cancer gap"

    Date

    Cancer Australia on announces Menzies researchers Professor Gail Garvey and Dr Lisa Whop are part of the Leadership Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Control to drive a shared agenda to improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  33. Menzies helps track the travels of the deadly melioidosis bacteria

    Menzies helps track the travels of the deadly melioidosis bacteria

    Date

    An international team of experts has confirmed the Australian origins of the bacterium (Burkholderia pseudomallei) which causes the potentially fatal infectious disease melioidosis and tracked its global dissemination.

  34. Northern Territory children are in a humanitarian crisis.

    Northern Territory children are in a humanitarian crisis.

    Date

    Felicity Gerry, QC, was speaking as part of a Menzies and Charles Darwin University Child Rights Forum at CDU on the rights of children.

  35. Pregnant women snub flu jab

    Pregnant women snub flu jab

    Date

    AUSTRALIAN women are advised to get the flu jab during pregnancy to protect themselves and their baby, yet only one-third are opting to have the shot.

  36. Positive Birth Outcomes For FLU Vaccine During Pregnacy

    Positive Birth Outcomes For FLU Vaccine During Pregnacy

    Date

    Almost 2500 women had the vaccination, while more than 4600 opted not to. Menzies School of Health Research PhD student and lead author Lisa McHugh said they found no clinically significant differences in infants’ birthweight or gestational age at birth between the two groups of women.

  37. Study shows the safety of flu vaccine during pregnancy

    Study shows the safety of flu vaccine during pregnancy

    Date

    An Australia-wide study published in the international journal Vaccine has provided reassuring evidence on the safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy.

  38. Child Rights Forum,  Law Research Workshop and Student Showcase

    Child Rights Forum, Law Research Workshop and Student Showcase

    Date

    Charles Darwin University’s senior law lecturer Felicity Gerry QC talks with 104.1 Territory Fm's Peter Butler about a forum discussing the rights of children in the Northern Territory.

  39. NITV: Two months' could be key to Indigenous women's survival of cervical cancer

    NITV: Two months' could be key to Indigenous women's survival of cervical cancer

    Date

    NITV : A study lead by a young Torres Strait Islander research fellow finds that Indigenous women are not receiving the recommended 2-month clinical follow up on an abnormal pap test result.

  40. Melioidosis: The Most Neglected Tropical Disease

    Melioidosis: The Most Neglected Tropical Disease

    Date

    Three sessions at the American Society for Microbiology 2017 Biothreats conference covered specific emerging diseases. Two of these, Zika and Ebola, have received a lot of media coverage (including on this blog), but the third disease, melioidosis, isn’t frequently found in newspaper headlines.

  41. Menzies HealthLAB National Science Week Grant

    Menzies HealthLAB National Science Week Grant

    Date

    In August 2017, HealthLAB is planning to travel from the Tiwi Islands in the Arafura Sea across to west Arnhem Land.

  42. Forum to focus on NT child rights

    Forum to focus on NT child rights

    Date

    Health and law experts will discuss the rights of children in the Northern Territory at two events, hosted by Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University’s School of Law.

  43. Women missing timely Pap follow-up

    Women missing timely Pap follow-up

    Date

    BOTH Indigenous and non-Indigenous Queensland women may have missed out on timely follow-up for abnormal Pap test results over a decade.

  44. MJA Videos 2017 Episode 5

    MJA Videos 2017 Episode 5

    Date

    Dr Lisa Whop, cervical cancer in Indigenous women

  45. Pack warning labels help Aboriginal smokers butt out

    Pack warning labels help Aboriginal smokers butt out

    Date

    Pack warning labels are motivating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit smoking according to new research released by Menzies.

  46. Scientists complete the genome sequences of malaria parasites

    Scientists complete the genome sequences of malaria parasites

    Date

    An international team of scientists has sequenced the genomes of the final two species of malaria parasites. The findings have important implications for malaria eradication worldwide and will help researchers to develop new drugs and a vaccine.

  47. Jessica Webb 2016: Barbara Hale Fellowship Winner

    Jessica Webb 2016: Barbara Hale Fellowship Winner

    Date

    Congratulations are extended to Jessica Webb for her 2016 Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) Barbara Hale Fellowship award.

  48. Cohort Profile: Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) study

    Cohort Profile: Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) study

    Date

    International Journal of Epidemiology, 2017, 1 Pocket Profile

  49. New research may help break the cycle of intergenerational diabetes

    New research may help break the cycle of intergenerational diabetes

    Date

    New research, at Menzies within the NT Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project led by Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown will be funded by Diabetes Australia. Researches will investigate the barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers accessing optimal healthcare during pregnancy and may help to address the intergenerational cycle of diabetes.

  50. Rapid iron infusion trial to tackle widespread deficiency among children in Australia’s Northern Territory

    Rapid iron infusion trial to tackle widespread deficiency among children in Australia’s Northern Territory

    Date

    Foodnavigator-asia.com: A project in Australia’s Northern Territory is to trial giving anaemic children rapid iron infusions before they are discharged from hospital in an attempt to reduce the risk of ongoing iron deficiency.

  51. Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist wins Harry Christian Giese Award

    Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist wins Harry Christian Giese Award

    Date

    Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist and clinical nephrologist, Menzies’ Dr Jaqui Hughes has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award to champion the translation of her research findings into medical interventions.

  52. Menzies secures 2016 NHMRC funding for groundbreaking projects

    Menzies secures 2016 NHMRC funding for groundbreaking projects

    Date

    Innovation and transformation are at the heart of the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) projects which have secured funding in the highly competitive NHMRC grant round.

  53. Researchers tackle Indigenous suicide

    Researchers tackle Indigenous suicide

    Date

    A suicide prevention project by the Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education is targeting one of the most susceptible groups in Australia, Indigenous youth in remote areas.

  54. Rheumatic heart disease: Preventable illness in Indigenous communities 'a national failure', AMA says

    Rheumatic heart disease: Preventable illness in Indigenous communities 'a national failure', AMA says

    Date

    The Australian Medical Association has singled out a preventable disease caused by impoverished living conditions and untreated infections as Australia's "national failure".

  55. Heat stress costing us billions in lost work

    Heat stress costing us billions in lost work

    Date

    THE Top End’s humid and horrible build-up weather is making us cranky, sick and costing us serious coin.

  56. Facebook could help lower Indigenous smoking rates

    Facebook could help lower Indigenous smoking rates

    Date

    Indigenous people have the highest rates of smoking in the country, but researchers in the Top End believe Facebook could be the most effective way of helping them quit.

  57. NACCHO Aboriginal Health "What Works Part 9"

    NACCHO Aboriginal Health "What Works Part 9"

    Date

    Hon Linda Burney’s Menzies Research Oration "Community led programs"

  58. Public health champion receives Menzies Medallion

    Public health champion receives Menzies Medallion

    Date

    CDU E-News: A trailblazer in public health in the Northern Territory for more than 25 years, Dr Christine Connors has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

  59. Funding boost to tackle health challenges in northern Australia

    Funding boost to tackle health challenges in northern Australia

    Date

    Work will begin to help close critical gaps in healthcare across northern Australia as the result of a $6m grant awarded today to Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  60. Public health champion honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Public health champion honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Date

    A trailblazer in public health in the Northern Territory for over 25 years, Dr Christine Connors has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

  61. Stop silencing Aboriginal voices: Burney

    Stop silencing Aboriginal voices: Burney

    Date

    Australia's first female Aboriginal MP Linda Burney has slammed the Turnbull government's "paternalistic" approach towards indigenous people and demanded decision-making power be delivered back to the bush.

  62. Top End doctor wins top health gong

    Top End doctor wins top health gong

    Date

    SBS: Dr Christine Connors has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion for being a trailblazer in Northern Territory public health for more than 25 years.

  63. Facebook could help lower Indigenous smoking rates, ABC TV

    Facebook could help lower Indigenous smoking rates, ABC TV

    Date

    Smoking causes 1/5 deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Many social media tobacco control campaigns exist, but there is minimal understanding of their effectiveness.

  64. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Project

    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention and Health Promotion Resources Project

    Date

    NACCHO has partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research and the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) to develop and implement health promotion resources and interventions to prevent and reduce the impacts of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young children.

  65. Rising stars in pioneering health research celebrated

    Rising stars in pioneering health research celebrated

    Date

    Menzies researcher Assoc Prof Gail Garvey was announced as the winner of the BUPA Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher Award last night.

  66. Bigger picture for healthcare

    Bigger picture for healthcare

    Date

    The $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund will favour efforts to improve systems and structures, rather than pursue any single cure or miracle therapy, in an attempt to maximise the impact of health spending in Australia.

  67. NHMRC fellow shapshot: Dr Paul Lawton

    NHMRC fellow shapshot: Dr Paul Lawton

    Date

    Menzies research fellow, Dr Paul Lawton was recently awarded an Early Career Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round. Paul’s fellowship provides support for his...

  68. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Dr Emma McMahon

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Dr Emma McMahon

    Date

    Menzies’ Dr Emma McMahon was recently awarded an Early Career Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s latest multi-million dollar funding round. Emma’s fellowship provides support for her salary for the...

  69. Top End health service delaying need for dialysis treatment amid soaring demand

    Top End health service delaying need for dialysis treatment amid soaring demand

    Date

    A kidney health program at a Top End health service is making inroads in the battle against dramatically rising numbers of patients with dialysis-dependency and renal failure.

  70. Linda Burney to deliver Menzies Oration

    Linda Burney to deliver Menzies Oration

    Date

    CDU E-news | The first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament will give the 2016 Menzies Oration in Darwin this month.

  71. Collaborative approach delivers research with influence

    Collaborative approach delivers research with influence

    Date

    Collaborating with governments not only in Australia, but in at least 20 neighbouring countries, is a key to much of the successful work undertaken by the Menzies School of Health Research, says Director Professor Alan Cass.

  72. Research probes Indigenous smoking

    Research probes Indigenous smoking

    Date

    Understanding the reach and impacts of tobacco control strategies on smoking rates in Australia’s Indigenous population has been the focus of PhD research by a Charles Darwin University graduand.

  73. $2m grant to combat drug resistant malaria and tuberculosis

    $2m grant to combat drug resistant malaria and tuberculosis

    Date

    A $2m research grant to work towards the prevention, control and elimination of malaria and tuberculosis (TB) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific has been awarded to a consortium led by Menzies School of Health Research, in collaboration with Burnet Institute, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced today.

  74. Paddy's life with rheumatic fever

    Paddy's life with rheumatic fever

    Date

    ONCE a month for the next nine years, Paddy Cahill must receive a painful penicillin shot or the young Territorian will develop rheumatic heart disease.

  75. Bulging ear drums and hearing loss: Aboriginal kids have the highest otitis media rates in the world

    Bulging ear drums and hearing loss: Aboriginal kids have the highest otitis media rates in the world

    Date

    This article is the final in our three-part series on blinding, deafening and sometimes deadly conditions in Indigenous Australian children that have little to no impact on their non-Indigenous counterparts.

  76. Support call over children's ear health

    Support call over children's ear health

    Date

    LEADING ear health experts at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) are calling for more investment in the prevention and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss among Indigenous children.

  77. Promoting health and wellbeing in remote communities

    Promoting health and wellbeing in remote communities

    Date

    Northern Territory’s transmission and distribution company is helping educate locals about positive lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of developing a chronic disease.

  78. Research: petrol sniffing on decline

    Research: petrol sniffing on decline

    Date

    Petrol sniffing rates in Indigenous communities have declined since the introduction of low aromatic unleaded fuel (LAF), a study by Menzies School of Health Research has revealed.

  79. Sharp decreases in petrol sniffing rates

    Sharp decreases in petrol sniffing rates

    Date

    NEW research has found that petrol sniffing in Indigenous communities across the Northern Territory has declined by 30 per cent since 2011.

  80. What is the relationship between lifelong hearing loss and Indigenous incarceration? A powerful story to mark Hearing Awareness Week

    What is the relationship between lifelong hearing loss and Indigenous incarceration? A powerful story to mark Hearing Awareness Week

    Date

    What profound impact could be had on high rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration by ensuring better hearing for children and adults? It’s an important question raised in this moving post below, to mark Hearing Awareness Week, from Sam Harkus, Principal Audiologist, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Services.

  81. Call to prevent hearing loss and improve school readiness in young children

    Call to prevent hearing loss and improve school readiness in young children

    Date

    In recognition of Hearing Awareness Week (August 21-27), leading ear health experts at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) are calling for more investment in the prevention and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  82. Health workers upskilled to help close the gap

    Health workers upskilled to help close the gap

    Date

    Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick announced Menzies School of Health Research had been awarded $2.25 million over three years to deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.

  83. Mobile health lab to visit remote communities

    Mobile health lab to visit remote communities

    Date

    An interactive mobile health laboratory will visit four Northern Territory communities this week as part of National Science Week.

  84. Petrol sniffing on the decline in Indigenous communities

    Petrol sniffing on the decline in Indigenous communities

    Date

    Petrol sniffing rates in Indigenous communities have declined since the introduction of low aromatic unleaded fuel (LAF), a study by Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has found. The results of this study were released today by Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion Minister for Indigenous Affairs.

  85. Severe hep B strain afflicts indigenous population

    Severe hep B strain afflicts indigenous population

    Date

    INDIGENOUS Territorians with hepatitis B suffer from an aggressive strain of the virus not found anywhere else in the world, researchers from Menzies School of Health Research have found.

  86. Letter to the editor | A health priority

    Letter to the editor | A health priority

    Date

    I WELCOME the NT News call to tackle kidney disease affecting indigenous Australians (editorial, 08/08/16).

  87. Mobile health lab aims to reduce chronic disease during National Science Week

    Mobile health lab aims to reduce chronic disease during National Science Week

    Date

    An interactive mobile health laboratory will visit four Northern Territory (NT) communities between 15 and 20 August as part of National Science Week, to spark people’s interest in science and health, and demonstrate how lifestyle choices can impact people’s future health.

  88. Economic Report Reveals Menzies Among Most Cost Effective in Health Research

    Economic Report Reveals Menzies Among Most Cost Effective in Health Research

    Date

    Economic analysis just published, reports Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia’s most cost-effective health research institutes working to close the gap for health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  89. Deloitte report launch

    Deloitte report launch

    Date

    The Deloitte Access Economics report on the Social and Economic Contribution of the Menzies School of Health Research in 2015 was launched on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at the Deloitte offices in Sydney, at a luncheon hosted by Keith Jones, the Chairman of Deloitte Australia.

  90. 2016 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

    2016 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

    Date

    Two inspiring health researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) were awarded prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards last night in Canberra.

  91. Alcohol, pregnancy and its effects - A community conversation

    Alcohol, pregnancy and its effects - A community conversation

    Date

    Researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) and WA’s Telethon Kids Institute want to hear from member of the community about what they think are important issues in preventing and addressing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

  92. Monitoring malaria parasite reveals evolving drug resistance and infection history

    Monitoring malaria parasite reveals evolving drug resistance and infection history

    Date

    Scientists have discovered that the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax is evolving rapidly to adapt to conditions in different geographical locations, in particular to defend itself against widely-used antimalarial drugs.

  93. Time for a shift in focus to improve food affordability for remote customers

    Time for a shift in focus to improve food affordability for remote customers

    Date

    People living in remote communities in Australia pay the highest average prices in the nation for food, and this affects their access to healthy food and drink.

  94. Whooping cough vaccination: One quarter of mums failing to pass on immunisation

    Whooping cough vaccination: One quarter of mums failing to pass on immunisation

    Date

    Tens of thousands of mums are missing the chance to protect their babies from whooping cough when they're most vulnerable, in the first two months of life.

  95. Indigenous health: Queensland's gulf in cancer survival rates fails to improve

    Indigenous health: Queensland's gulf in cancer survival rates fails to improve

    Date

    A study tracking survival rates five years after diagnosis from 1997 through to 2012 finds little evidence of gap closing

  96. Funding boost for health research

    Funding boost for health research

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research will receive an additional $5 million in Budget 2016 to increase support to fund research that is delivering strong economic and health returns for the Territory.

  97. Kidney test hailed as groundbreaking

    Kidney test hailed as groundbreaking

    Date

    A simple urine test can predict the onset of kidney damage among Indigenous Australians, according to a new study.

  98. 'It's very worrying': The impact of a dialysis access gap in semi-remote Northern Territory regions

    'It's very worrying': The impact of a dialysis access gap in semi-remote Northern Territory regions

    Date

    Compared to other remote Northern Territory communities often cut off by monsoons or jolting roads, Jilkminggan is a relatively accessible bushland home just 140 kilometres from Katherine.

  99. Budget 2016: Is a tobacco excise hike good for Indigenous people?

    Budget 2016: Is a tobacco excise hike good for Indigenous people?

    Date

    Experts in Indigenous health are in favour of the tobacco excise hike in the 2016 budget, but whether it will work in remote Indigenous communities remains to be seen.

  100. The evaluation of Northern Territory’s smoke-free prison policy: successes and unexpected results

    The evaluation of Northern Territory’s smoke-free prison policy: successes and unexpected results

    Date

    An evaluation of the Northern Territory’s smoke free prison policy has been published today in the online journal, Public Health Research & Practice.

  101. Powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

    Powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

    Date

    Study reveals powerful predictor for the progression of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

  102. First ever World Indigenous Cancer Conference comes to Brisbane

    First ever World Indigenous Cancer Conference comes to Brisbane

    Date

    Indigenous communities, consumers and health experts will come together today at the opening of the inaugural World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  103. Menzies wins cancer grant funding

    Menzies wins cancer grant funding

    Date

  104. Darwin's race for research

    Darwin's race for research

    Date

    Darwin and Townsville are the frontrunners in the race to host the headquarters of a $75 million co-operative research centre for Northern Australia.

  105. 'I'm too young to die': the disease of disadvantage forcing Indigenous children to have open-heart surgery

    'I'm too young to die': the disease of disadvantage forcing Indigenous children to have open-heart surgery

    Date

    An entirely preventable condition called rheumatic heart disease is leaving Indigenous children with severe and irreversible heart damage

  106. Tuberculosis remains a worry in Australia despite low disease rates, experts warn

    Tuberculosis remains a worry in Australia despite low disease rates, experts warn

    Date

    Health experts have urged people most at risk of tuberculosis to be tested, in order to help keep the killer disease at bay in Australia.

  107. Dr Rini Poespoprodjo wins the Humanitarian Award in the Australia Indonesia Awards

    Dr Rini Poespoprodjo wins the Humanitarian Award in the Australia Indonesia Awards

    Date

    Dr Rini Poespoprodjo wins the Humanitarian Award in the Australia Indonesia Awards.

  108. Kids get kidney message

    Kids get kidney message

    Date

    EARLY education is the best way to bring down the NT's sky-high rate of kidney disease, according to Kidney Health Australia medical adviser Alan Cass.

  109. Call to cut salt, sugar in basic foods as remote NT communities tackle kidney disease

    Call to cut salt, sugar in basic foods as remote NT communities tackle kidney disease

    Date

    Food manufacturers should find ways to reduce salt and sugar in basic foods to help prevent the high rates of kidney disease in remote Australian communities, health experts have said ahead of World Kidney Day on March 10.

  110. Cosgrove drops in for tropical diseases tour

    Cosgrove drops in for tropical diseases tour

    Date

    GOVERNOR-GENERAL Peter Cosgrove stopped in at Darwin’s Menzies School of Health Research’s new facilities at the Royal Darwin Hospital campus yesterday.

  111. Working to beat kidney disease

    Working to beat kidney disease

    Date

    A commentary by Senator Nigel Scullion, Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister

  112. Researchers praise restricted grog sales

    Researchers praise restricted grog sales

    Date

    A voluntary restriction on the sale of alcohol in Norseman has proven such measures can have a long-term impact on problem drinking, according to researchers.

  113. Kidney disease: National taskforce needed to address health crisis among Indigenous people, medical experts warn

    Kidney disease: National taskforce needed to address health crisis among Indigenous people, medical experts warn

    Date

    Dialysis patient Didamain Uibo says she does not get homesick anymore, after more than three decades receiving treatment at a clinic far away from her community.

  114. Regular fuel ban for the Barkly

    Regular fuel ban for the Barkly

    Date

    THE sale of regular fuel has been banned in the Barkly in a bid to combat the scourge of petrol sniffing in town and surrounding communities.

  115. A global picture of melioidosis

    A global picture of melioidosis

    Date

    The bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei is found in soil and water and causes the disease melioidosis in humans and animals. It was upgraded to a Tier 1 Select Agent by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2012 — the designation given to pathogens considered of highest risk.

  116. Deadly soil-borne disease warning issued

    Deadly soil-borne disease warning issued

    Date

    GOVEITES are being reminded that December's heavy rains have created ideal conditions for the bacteria which causes the potentially deadly soil-borne disease, melioidosis.

  117. Trial results hold hope for scabies prevention

    Trial results hold hope for scabies prevention

    Date

    A NEW trial that reduced scabies outbreaks by 94 per cent in one year could hold the key to its prevention in indigenous communities in the Territory.

  118. Barkly fuel ban to stem sniffing

    Barkly fuel ban to stem sniffing

    Date

    REGULAR unleaded petrol could be outlawed in Tennant Creek as early as January, in a bid to completely stamp out petrol sniffing in the Barkly.

  119. AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS PLAY VITAL ROLE IN ADDRESSING THE GLOBAL SCABIES CRISIS

    AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS PLAY VITAL ROLE IN ADDRESSING THE GLOBAL SCABIES CRISIS

    Date

    In a world-first study, treatment of a whole community with oral ivermectin has been shown to virtually eliminate scabies, providing new hope in the fight to control this debilitating disease.

  120. Queensland mayor slams Commonwealth move to ban regular unleaded fuel on Palm Island

    Queensland mayor slams Commonwealth move to ban regular unleaded fuel on Palm Island

    Date

    A north Queensland mayor has slammed the Federal Government's decision to ban the sale of regular unleaded petrol in his community.

  121. $25k grant boosts lung researcher

    $25k grant boosts lung researcher

    Date

    A HEALTH researcher who is tackling some of the world's highest rates of respiratory disease in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory has won a $25,000 national grant.

  122. Cancer care training tools win Harry Christian Giese - Research into Action Award

    Cancer care training tools win Harry Christian Giese - Research into Action Award

    Date

    Cancer care training tools win Harry Christian Giese - Research into Action Award Harry Giese AM MBE (1913–2000) was a Territory community leader and administrator who played a key role in the establishment of the Menzies School of Health Research...

  123. PIONEERING  MALARIA  RESEARCH  IDENTIFIES  BEST TREATMENT  FOR  MONKEY MALARIA

    PIONEERING MALARIA RESEARCH IDENTIFIES BEST TREATMENT FOR MONKEY MALARIA

    Date

    The Lancet Infectious Diseases clinical trial published on Wednesday 18th November 2015 is the first ever clinical trial in Plasmodium knowlesi malaria (P. knowlesi).

  124. 2015 Emerging Health Researcher Award winner announced

    2015 Emerging Health Researcher Award winner announced

    Date

    An inspiring health researcher working to identify ways to improve health outcomes in Indigenous communities has been named the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher of the Year.

  125. Life changing research to roll-out after Menzies over performs on the National stage

    Life changing research to roll-out after Menzies over performs on the National stage

    Date

    Eight critical projects led by researchers from the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), have secured significant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  126. Australian Story: Mother's Day

    Australian Story: Mother's Day

    Date

    Ronald "Ronno" Morgan is a young tour guide from Wyndham in Western Australia's spectacular Kimberley region. But he's lucky to be alive, having twice faced a life-threatening challenge – first as a five-year-old and again as an adult. Until recently, his life was very much a roller coaster but he was fortunate to have the strong support of a very close family.

  127. Drug-Resistant Golden Staph Breakthrough Tested By Volunteer Australian Doctors

    Drug-Resistant Golden Staph Breakthrough Tested By Volunteer Australian Doctors

    Date

    When strains of the potentially deadly golden staph bacteria stopped responding to antibiotics in the 1960s, doctors scrambled to find a solution.

  128. Researcher tackles NT respiratory disease

    Researcher tackles NT respiratory disease

    Date

    A health researcher who is tackling some of the world's highest rates of respiratory disease in indigenous children in the Northern Territory has won a $25,000 national grant to further her fight.

  129. Focus on infections

    Focus on infections

    Date

    RESEARCH by a Charles Darwin University PhD candidate into a respiratory disease that hospitalises indigenous children throughout the NT is aimed at helping these kids breathe easier.

  130. Defeating serious MRSA infections using an everyday drug that shouldn’t work

    Defeating serious MRSA infections using an everyday drug that shouldn’t work

    Date

    A new drug combination is the first step towards improving treatment of drug resistant golden staph (MRSA) - a breakthrough that could potentially save hundreds of lives, every day.

  131. Jails escape worst link to smokes ban

    Jails escape worst link to smokes ban

    Date

    TERRITORY prisons have escaped the worst of tobacco black markets, violence and low compliance rates that researchers have penned as problems amid smoking bans in southern states, an expert has said.

  132. Ronald's story to be told

    Ronald's story to be told

    Date

    It's been more than two decades since Maria Morgan gave her son Ronald the best gift she could, one of her own kidneys, which enabled him to live independently for 23 years.

  133. Rheumatic heart disease a worry in the Top End

    Rheumatic heart disease a worry in the Top End

    Date

    AUSTRALIAN researchers say Indigenous children in the Northern Territory are up to three times more likely to suffer rheumatic heart disease than children in other remote areas.

  134. Expecting trouble

    Expecting trouble

    Date

    The outcomes for pregnant women in the Northern Territory with diabetes were the focus of a presentation at a conference held by the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.

  135. NT LEADS GENOMICS RESEARCH INITIATIVE THAT COULD HOLD THE KEY TO ENDING EBOLA, ANTHRAX AND SARS OUTBREAKS

    NT LEADS GENOMICS RESEARCH INITIATIVE THAT COULD HOLD THE KEY TO ENDING EBOLA, ANTHRAX AND SARS OUTBREAKS

    Date

    A Darwin-led workshop will study African Ebola outbreaks, including the most recent devastating outbreak in West Africa, as part of this week’s inaugural Genomics North Australia (GNA) workshop training series.

  136. NT kids more likely to get heart disease

    NT kids more likely to get heart disease

    Date

    AUSTRALIAN researchers say indigenous children in the Northern Territory are up to three times more likely to suffer rheumatic heart disease compared to children in other remote areas.

  137. Cutting Edge Science Q&A

    Cutting Edge Science Q&A

    Date

    A panel of cutting edge scientists will present at the third round of a popular Q & A series offered as part of 30th Anniversary celebrations for the Menzies School of Health Research.

  138. Leaders in the field acknowledged for exemplary engagement and evaluation

    Leaders in the field acknowledged for exemplary engagement and evaluation

    Date

    A prestigious award has been announced by the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) for leadership and excellence in evaluation practice and evaluation capacity building.

  139. Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

    Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

    Date

    Every year in the Northern Territory, government and non-government public health nutritionists gather data on the cost of a standardised basket of food... the price difference for grocery type foods was 136%.

  140. Mental health experts address health equity and access to treatment through the use of digital media

    Mental health experts address health equity and access to treatment through the use of digital media

    Date

    An Alice Springs health workshop has received a record number of registrations from clinicians looking for new tools that will bring mental health services to the forefront of the digital age.

  141. Child Health - Early Life Intervention Q&A

    Child Health - Early Life Intervention Q&A

    Date

    A transformative group of specialists leading the charge in addressing health disadvantage are offering a public Q & A in Darwin. They will be sharing their knowledge and experience on some of the most significant child health issues affecting those among the poorest populations in the world.

  142. Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

    Food price gap shows need for subsidies and promo deals for remote areas

    Date

    Every year in the Northern Territory, government and non-government public health nutritionists gather data on the cost of a standardised basket of food.

  143. HealthLAB meets Halkitis

    HealthLAB meets Halkitis

    Date

    Halkitis Bros. invited the Menzies School of Health Research, HealthLAB to visit our concrete plant in June 2015. Personnel from four divisions participated in face-to-face interactions with clinical co-ordinators and trained staff.

  144. Global health specialists speak out at a public lecture series

    Global health specialists speak out at a public lecture series

    Date

    A transformative group of specialists leading the charge in addressing health disadvantage are convening in Darwin to share their knowledge and experience on some of the most significant global health issues affecting those among the poorest populations in the world.

  145. 'Institutionalised racism' reason for fewer Indigenous kidney transplants

    'Institutionalised racism' reason for fewer Indigenous kidney transplants

    Date

    Institutionalised discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians may be behind a widening gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients receiving kidney transplants, a kidney specialist and researcher has claimed.

  146. NT joins global effort to combat diabetes effecting more and more mothers and babies around the world

    NT joins global effort to combat diabetes effecting more and more mothers and babies around the world

    Date

    One of Australia’s leading diabetes specialists has been awarded a research grant as part of a global effort to combat the growing incidence of type 2 diabetes.

  147. Health Lab promotes healthy living in the NT

    Health Lab promotes healthy living in the NT

    Date

    The Health Lab teaches Aboriginal children how to look after their health also look at ways to prevent chronic disease in Aboriginal communities through out the Northern Territory. Dietitian Claire Georga from the Menzies School of Health Researchers works with the kids to promote healthy living allowing them to test their heath to give them a better understanding of what is good for the body and what isn’t.

  148. Lab teaches remote kids healthy living

    Lab teaches remote kids healthy living

    Date

    IN a busy classroom on the Tiwi Islands, teacher's aide Stan blows into a breathalyser measuring carbon dioxide from smoke in the body, almost sending himself off the classroom scale. His students dissolve into laughter.WHEN asked, he sheepishly admits to smoking. "You play footy? You'll run faster if you quit," says a researcher from the Heart Foundation.

  149. Garma: art and politics come together for a moving Arnhem Land festival

    Garma: art and politics come together for a moving Arnhem Land festival

    Date

    Held on an escarpment in north-east Arnhem Land, the Garma festival site is called Gulkula in Yolngu language. Traditionally owned by the Gumatj clan, it overlooks a pandanus and stringybark forest that ends at the Arafura sea. It has long been a place for clans to gather and talk.

  150. Dialysis urged for remote communities

    Dialysis urged for remote communities

    Date

    For Yalmay Yunupingu, moving to Darwin for five years so her husband, the Yothu Yindi frontman and renowned Yolngu leader Dr Yunupingu, could receive dialysis for his end-stage kidney disease was a nightmare.

  151. Dialysis urged for remote communities

    Dialysis urged for remote communities

    Date

    For Yalmay Yunupingu, moving to Darwin for five years so her husband, the Yothu Yindi frontman and renowned Yolngu leader Dr Yunupingu, could receive dialysis for his end-stage kidney disease was a nightmare.

  152. A new strain of Hepatitis B found in the Northern Territory

    A new strain of Hepatitis B found in the Northern Territory

    Date

    Researchers say a unique strain of Hepatitis B found only in the Northern Territory could be a main contributor to the high rates of liver cancer found in Aboriginal people.

  153. Ancient strain of hepatitis B may explain high rates of liver cancer in NT

    Ancient strain of hepatitis B may explain high rates of liver cancer in NT

    Date

    Researchers are investigating a new strain of hepatitis B only found in the Northern Territory (NT) which may explain the high rates of liver cancer in the NT.

  154. TerritoryQ: Time of Service, Assoc Prof Sue Sayers

    TerritoryQ: Time of Service, Assoc Prof Sue Sayers

    Date

    After working at the Royal Darwin Hospital for a time, Sue Sayers was struck by the number of Aboriginal babies who were being born too small.

  155. TerritoryQ: Dedicated Life, Assoc Prof Louise Maple-Brown

    TerritoryQ: Dedicated Life, Assoc Prof Louise Maple-Brown

    Date

    A/Prof Louise Maple-Brown is dedicating her life to a grim epidemic - diabetes among Indigenous people. She particularly focuses on diabetes in pregnant women.

  156. TerritoryQ: Quiet Achiever, Assoc Prof Steven Tong

    TerritoryQ: Quiet Achiever, Assoc Prof Steven Tong

    Date

    Infectious diseases specialist A/Prof Steven Tong is modest about his world-class achievements in medical research. He spends one third of his time as a specialist at Royal Darwin Hospital and two thirds as a researcher at Menzies.

  157. National research shows the way to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking

    National research shows the way to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking

    Date

    A landmark series of 15 scientific papers published today in the Medical Journal of Australia from the national Talking about the Smokes research project shows that reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking is achievable, how this is happening now, and why continued government investment is justified.

  158. grassROOTS: Looking Forward, Looking Back; 30 Years Of Passion And Results For Indigenous Health

    grassROOTS: Looking Forward, Looking Back; 30 Years Of Passion And Results For Indigenous Health

    Date

    Researcher’s past and present: its incredible legacy improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for over 20 years, and its vital work in the field today…

  159. Pioneer Indigenous Health and Education Administrator becomes Menzies CCDE Patron

    Pioneer Indigenous Health and Education Administrator becomes Menzies CCDE Patron

    Date

    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) is very pleased to announce Dr Marion Scrymgour, CEO of Wurli-Wulinjang Aboriginal health service and chair of AMSANT (Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory), has agreed to serve as co-patron of the Centre.

  160. Forge: Thirty years of passion and results for Indigenous health

    Forge: Thirty years of passion and results for Indigenous health

    Date

    Professor Alan Cass has great passion for the Menzies School of Health Research’s past and present: its incredible legacy of improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 30 years of age, and its vital work in the field today.

  161. TerritoryQ: War on Malaria, Prof Ric Price and Prof Nicholas Anstey

    TerritoryQ: War on Malaria, Prof Ric Price and Prof Nicholas Anstey

    Date

    A medical team based in Darwin has put itself at the centre of the goal to eliminate malaria from the Asia-Pacific

  162. TerritoryQ: 30 Years of Excellence | Interview with Menzies Director Prof Alan Cass

    TerritoryQ: 30 Years of Excellence | Interview with Menzies Director Prof Alan Cass

    Date

    It was truly a vision splendid: a mission to create a world-class medical institute that would make a meaningful, lasting difference to people’s lives.

  163. Menzies leaders inducted into important new health and medical academy

    Menzies leaders inducted into important new health and medical academy

    Date

    Three Menzies researchers inducted as Fellows of the newly formed Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

  164. Study examines cancer survival statistics for Indigenous Australians

    Study examines cancer survival statistics for Indigenous Australians

    Date

    Cancer Council Queensland is calling for enhanced joint efforts to improve Indigenous cancer control following the release of research findings that cancer survival is lower for Indigenous than non-Indigenous Australians for all cancers combined, and for many specific types of cancer.

  165. World first research shows shocking numbers of preventable deaths from gaps in kidney failure treatment

    World first research shows shocking numbers of preventable deaths from gaps in kidney failure treatment

    Date

    Research by Menzies director Professor Alan Cass in collaboration with The George Institute for Global Health has shown that more than two million people globally die unnecessarily every year because they cannot access treatment for kidney failure (dialysis or a kidney transplant).

  166. MJA Insight: 'Let’s end kidney care disparity'

    MJA Insight: 'Let’s end kidney care disparity'

    Date

    Redoubling efforts to prevent Indigenous Australians developing end-stage kidney disease is crucial given the social and practical difficulties of delivering complex care such as dialysis and transplantation in remote Australia, Dr Paul Lawton has warned.

  167. Study reveals new ground made in fight against kidney disease

    Study reveals new ground made in fight against kidney disease

    Date

    New research has revealed an improvement in life expectancy for those suffering from end-stage kidney disease.

  168. Researchers discover a new silver species of Staphylococcus

    Researchers discover a new silver species of Staphylococcus

    Date

    Scientists from a pioneering Northern Territory-based research project have uncovered two new species of staphylococcus. One of the two has been officially registered as Staphylococcus argenteus, or more commonly Silver Staph.

  169. WALKING THE TALK: 2015 MURRI CANCER WALK

    WALKING THE TALK: 2015 MURRI CANCER WALK

    Date

    The Close The Gap report - released yesterday - shows that cancer is a major cause of premature death for our mob. Recently Brisbane Murris held their annual Musgrave Park Cancer Walk to remember those who have passed from the disease and honour those who have fought it and won. The Cancer Council says Indigenous Queenslanders are around 25 times more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous Queenslanders. The Welcome To Country at the Cancer Walk was performed by Aunty Carol Currie, who has lost several family members to cancer.

  170. Walk to improve cancer outcomes among Indigenous people

    Walk to improve cancer outcomes among Indigenous people

    Date

    A free walk to raise awareness to prevent, detect, and treat the second leading cause of death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cancer, will be held at Musgrave Park in Brisbane at 2pm on Saturday, 31 January.

  171. New resources to improve nutrition communication in remote communities

    New resources to improve nutrition communication in remote communities

    Date

    A new resource package focused on improving health communication and practices in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities will help to strengthen efforts to support good nutrition, health and wellbeing.

  172. Infectious diseases specialist honoured with prestigious Academy Award

    Infectious diseases specialist honoured with prestigious Academy Award

    Date

    One of Australia’s leading infectious diseases specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions in tackling the global burden of malaria.

  173. Anti-alcohol campaigners honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Anti-alcohol campaigners honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Date

    Two of the most influential identities in the fight against alcohol-related issues affecting the lives of Indigenous people in the NT have been recognised with a prestigious award for their unwavering efforts.

  174. Data miners seek treasure for NT children

    Data miners seek treasure for NT children

    Date

    A new research project will draw on data from over 60,000 children born in the Northern Territory as Menzies researchers seek to discover why Territory children suffer disadvantage. The project will explore four key issues for children in the Northern Territory

  175. Inspiring Indigenous rights advocate to deliver 2014 Oration

    Inspiring Indigenous rights advocate to deliver 2014 Oration

    Date

    An opportunity to hear from a passionate and influential advocate for Indigenous Australian social justice and the rights of women and children is set to attract hundreds of people to an upcoming public address.

  176. Research takes aim at NT super bug in readiness for the wet

    Research takes aim at NT super bug in readiness for the wet

    Date

    Results from a pioneering Northern Territory-based research project have revealed that the risk of death from the potentially deadly pneumonia-causing super bug, Acinetobacter, has been drastically reduced.

  177. Infectious diseases specialist awarded $75 000 to continue fight against super-bug.

    Infectious diseases specialist awarded $75 000 to continue fight against super-bug.

    Date

    The grant will provide vital funding to develop trials in the areas of Staphylococcus aureus (golden Staph) infections, bone and joint infections and skin infections.

  178. Research reveals alarmingly high rates of the world’s second most deadly cancer in the NT

    Research reveals alarmingly high rates of the world’s second most deadly cancer in the NT

    Date

    A new study conducted by Menzies has found a very high prevalence of liver cancer in the NT.

  179. Improving Indigenous health through IQI recognised as a Centre of Research Excellence

    Improving Indigenous health through IQI recognised as a Centre of Research Excellence

    Date

    A pioneering research project which aims to improve Indigenous health outcomes by accelerating and strengthening large-scale primary health care quality improvement efforts has been recognised as a national Centre of Research Excellence.

  180. National boost for new Indigenous and tropical health research

    National boost for new Indigenous and tropical health research

    Date

    Menzies has been awarded more than $12 million in federal funding for 12 competitive grants and fellowships to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

  181. NHMRC career fellowship: Dr Josh Davis

    NHMRC career fellowship: Dr Josh Davis

    Date

    Menzies infectious diseases specialist, Dr Josh Davis was recently awarded a Career Development Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round. Josh’s fellowship...

  182. Research into malaria treatment wins Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award

    Research into malaria treatment wins Harry Christian Giese – Research into Action Award

    Date

    Pioneering research into optimising treatment therapies for malaria is likely to benefit the millions of people worldwide who suffer from the potentially deadly disease.

  183. Menzies ear and hearing health program wins $2.5 million in ‘research excellence’ funding

    Menzies ear and hearing health program wins $2.5 million in ‘research excellence’ funding

    Date

    A leading ear and hearing health collaborative research program led by Menzies was today declared a ‘Centre of Research Excellence (CRE)’ and awarded funding of $2.5 million over five years.

  184. NHMRC project snapshot: Dr Josh Davis

    NHMRC project snapshot: Dr Josh Davis

    Date

    Menzies infectious diseases specialist, Dr Josh Davis was recently awarded a competitive project grant as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  185. Mental health app reaches out to Indigenous Australians

    Mental health app reaches out to Indigenous Australians

    Date

    A pioneering iPad app which visually represents an individual’s strengths and weakness is hoping to significantly improve Indigenous mental health; one of the nation’s fastest growing health problems.

  186. Australia’s 7 Up: the revealing study tracking babies to adults

    Australia’s 7 Up: the revealing study tracking babies to adults

    Date

    Dr Gurmeet Singh is the director of the Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC), the longest and largest Aboriginal Cohort in Australia.

  187. How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

    How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

    Date

    There’s a big gap in Indigenous and non-Indigenous school attendance in the NT, but our research has found ways to get more Indigenous kids in school. SVEN SILBURN

  188. Research reveals extent of drug resistant vivax malaria

    Research reveals extent of drug resistant vivax malaria

    Date

    New research into the extent and nature of drug resistant malaria is hoping to benefit the millions of people worldwide who suffer from the potential deadly disease.

  189. Menzies centre tackles Indigenous youth suicide this World Suicide Prevention Day

    Menzies centre tackles Indigenous youth suicide this World Suicide Prevention Day

    Date

    A Northern Territory-based research project aimed at curbing high rates of Indigenous youth suicide will expand its critical work following a funding announcement made to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (Wednesday, 10 September).

  190. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown

    Date

    Menzies’ Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown was recently awarded a Practitioner Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s latest multi-million dollar funding round.

  191. Pioneering skin sores research to improve health of children globally

    Pioneering skin sores research to improve health of children globally

    Date

    A NT-based research project investigating alternative and more practical treatments for skin sores is set to benefit the millions of children worldwide who suffer from this infection.

  192. National Indigenous Breast Cancer Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    National Indigenous Breast Cancer Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

    Date

    Some of the country’s leading authorities on cancer and cancer survivors themselves will descend on the Lowitja Institute in Melbourne tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 August) for a Breast Cancer Research Roundtable.

  193. LifeLab encourages Darwinites to live healthier lives

    LifeLab encourages Darwinites to live healthier lives

    Date

    An opportunity for Darwinites to conduct and write their own health report cards is set to attract hundreds of participants to an exciting new initiative being launched by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  194. Launch of new e-learning modules to target world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease

    Launch of new e-learning modules to target world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease

    Date

    RHDAustralia will launch 15 new ‘clinician e-learning modules’ at a seminar in Darwin as part of Australia’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy to tackle the world’s highest recorded rate of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

  195. Specialist supports the role of culture in communities to keep kids safe this National ATSI Children’s Day

    Specialist supports the role of culture in communities to keep kids safe this National ATSI Children’s Day

    Date

    To mark National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day 2014 (Monday, 4 August), one of Australia’s leading child development specialists has emphasised the importance of culture in the education and development of Indigenous children.

  196. Cancer, nutrition and kidney disease the focus of new Indigenous health research funding

    Cancer, nutrition and kidney disease the focus of new Indigenous health research funding

    Date

    Australia’s emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers will be able to expand their critical work in Indigenous health following a recent funding announcement made to the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  197. Seminar to reduce world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease in children

    Seminar to reduce world’s highest rate of rheumatic heart disease in children

    Date

    RHDAustralia will host a free seminar in Cairns tonight as part of Australia’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy to reduce the world’s highest recorded rate of acute rheumatic fever.

  198. New app to improve treatment of Hepatitis B in remote Indigenous communities

    New app to improve treatment of Hepatitis B in remote Indigenous communities

    Date

    The launch of a new iPad app is hoping to address the prevalence and severity of Hepatitis B infections in remote Indigenous communities.

  199. Specialists calls for greater focus on diabetes in pregnancy this National Diabetes Week

    Specialists calls for greater focus on diabetes in pregnancy this National Diabetes Week

    Date

    To mark National Diabetes Week 2014 (13-19 July), one of Australia’s leading diabetes specialists has called for greater awareness about the importance of early screening for high-risk women in order to diagnose type 2 diabetes in pregnancy.

  200. Ten of the Best 2013

    Ten of the Best 2013

    Date

    A Menzies research project is part of ten of the best health and medical research projects underway in Australia today.

  201. Let’s start at the beginning

    Let’s start at the beginning

    Date

    The success of the Indigenous parenting program, Let’s Start, has resulted in the development and launch of a promotional DVD to encourage further uptake of the community endorsed program in remote Indigenous communities.

  202. Barriers to Indigenous follow-up health care identified

    Barriers to Indigenous follow-up health care identified

    Date

    THE uptake of Indigenous-specific health assessments is on the rise, but follow-up care remains problematic with many barriers identified in research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The $805 million Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP) was introduced in 2010 by the Australian Government to increase the delivery of health assessments and appropriate follow-up.

  203. Menzies unveils its 2013 Annual Report

    Menzies unveils its 2013 Annual Report

    Date

    The yearly report card for Australia’s only MRI dedicated to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing has been released.

  204. New resources to improve management of sexually transmitted infections

    New resources to improve management of sexually transmitted infections

    Date

    The development of a pioneering sexual health clinical audit tool is set to improve the quality of sexual health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country.

  205. Media alert: Darwin e-Mental Health Showcase

    Media alert: Darwin e-Mental Health Showcase

    Date

    An upcoming forum held by Menzies will showcase new and innovative electronic resources for delivering mental health care.

  206. Recent legislative changes will reduce smoking harms in the Territory

    Recent legislative changes will reduce smoking harms in the Territory

    Date

    Legislative changes announced by the Northern Territory and Australian Governments in the last year will make a significant contribution to reducing the harm that smoking causes in the Territory, according to the independent Annual Report on Tobacco Control in the Northern Territory released for World No Tobacco Day, 31 May.

  207. Pioneering research hopes to improve Indigenous lung health

    Pioneering research hopes to improve Indigenous lung health

    Date

    The first ever detailed study of the bacteriology of bronchiectasis in Indigenous children has been undertaken to better understand and prevent the disease progression.

  208. Heads come together to control rheumatic heart disease

    Heads come together to control rheumatic heart disease

    Date

    The Third Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Forum, to be held tonight in Melbourne during the World Congress of Cardiology 2014, will establish a time-bound and outcome focused roadmap to control and improve outcomes for people with rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

  209. Research looks to improve diabetes in pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies

    Research looks to improve diabetes in pregnancy outcomes for mothers and babies

    Date

    One of Australia's leading diabetes specialists will present preliminary findings of a study into the rates and outcomes of diabetes in pregnancy in the Northern Territory, including the high-risk Indigenous Australian population, as part of an upcoming conference.

  210. Now you're speaking my language: Anti-smoking video translated into Indigenous languages

    Now you're speaking my language: Anti-smoking video translated into Indigenous languages

    Date

    A popular anti-smoking animation has been translated into three of the most commonly spoken Central Australian Aboriginal languages in an effort to tackle high smoking rates in remote communities where mainstream anti-smoking campaigns are failing.

  211. Forum to forge path to end rheumatic heart disease

    Forum to forge path to end rheumatic heart disease

    Date

    200 international leading experts and advocates for rheumatic heart disease will converge at the 3rd Global Rheumatic Heart Disease Forum in Melbourne next week.

  212. New head to boost NT's research prowess

    New head to boost NT's research prowess

    Date

    Two of the Territory's top research teams will be brought a little closer when high-level program director, Brendon Douglas takes up a new dual role next week (Monday, 28 April).

  213. Indigenous kids face higher risk of childhood cancer death

    Indigenous kids face higher risk of childhood cancer death

    Date

    Indigenous Australian children are 36 per cent more likely to die within five years of a cancer diagnosis than non-Indigenous Australian children, a landmark new report has found.

  214. Last Call for tickets: Close the Gap Day charity breakfast

    Last Call for tickets: Close the Gap Day charity breakfast

    Date

    Less than three days remain before hundreds of Territorians descend onto the Darwin Convention Centre to lend their support to the Top End’s largest Close the Gap Day event.

  215. New resources to strengthen the quality of Indigenous health services

    New resources to strengthen the quality of Indigenous health services

    Date

    A CQI tool designed specifically for Indigenous youth aged between 12 - 25 years has been launched by Menzies.

  216. Leading kidney researcher asks for greater engagement this World Kidney Day

    Leading kidney researcher asks for greater engagement this World Kidney Day

    Date

    To mark World Kidney Day, Australia’s first Indigenous kidney specialist has expressed a need for research institutes to have a greater level of engagement with the people who participate in their research efforts.

  217. King announced as MC for Menzies Charity Breakfast

    King announced as MC for Menzies Charity Breakfast

    Date

    Celebrated Territory radio broadcaster, Charlie King has been announced as MC for the Menzies School of Health Research’s Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast.

  218. Pioneering asthma education program and research in Darwin schools

    Pioneering asthma education program and research in Darwin schools

    Date

    An innovative asthma awareness and self-management program with tobacco uptake prevention funded by Asthma Australia’s National Research Program is being introduced to school students in Darwin.

  219. Reflections of the National Apology

    Reflections of the National Apology

    Date

    To mark the 6th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, Menzies staff have shared some reflections to the very important celebration for all Australians.

  220. Walking together for Indigenous Cancer

    Walking together for Indigenous Cancer

    Date

    Over 200 people walked in the inaugural Musgrave Park Cancer Walk at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane, on Sunday, 2 February 2014 to raise cancer awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

  221. NITV: Murri community hosts walk for cancer

    NITV: Murri community hosts walk for cancer

    Date

    Cancer survivors from the Murri community and surrounding health organisations have participated in the inaugural walk for cancer in Brisbane's Musgrave Park.

  222. Ehospice - Cancer myths fuel fear amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    Ehospice - Cancer myths fuel fear amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    Date

    Over 200 people joined together at Musgrave Park in Brisbane on Sunday 2 February ahead of World Cancer Day to raise cancer awareness, prevention, early detection and treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  223. Walking for survival: inaugural walk to carry indigenous cancer outcomes into the spotlight

    Walking for survival: inaugural walk to carry indigenous cancer outcomes into the spotlight

    Date

    As a precursor to World Cancer Day, hundreds of Brisbane residents will descend on Musgrave Park on Sunday, 2 February to participate in the inaugural Musgrave Park Cancer Walk to raise cancer awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  224. Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast 2014 - Tickets now on sale

    Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast 2014 - Tickets now on sale

    Date

    The Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) Close the Gap Day Charity Breakfast is now a fixture on Darwin’s annual social calendar.

  225. Brisbane Cancer Walk to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

    Brisbane Cancer Walk to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

    Date

    A walk in inner Brisbane will hope to raise cancer awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

  226. National Indigenous News Service: Cancer awareness walk to be held in Brisbane

    National Indigenous News Service: Cancer awareness walk to be held in Brisbane

    Date

    A number of health organisations in Brisbane are collaborating to hold an event to raise awareness and dispel myths about cancer among Indigenous Australians.

  227. Menzies research reveals marked decline in petrol sniffing

    Menzies research reveals marked decline in petrol sniffing

    Date

    A Menzies report has revealed a significant decline in the prevalence of petrol sniffing in a number of Aboriginal communities across Australia.

  228. NHMRC features Menzies' researcher Robyn Marsh

    NHMRC features Menzies' researcher Robyn Marsh

    Date

    NHMRC Frank Fenner early career fellowship winner Robyn Marsh talks about her research experience.

  229. Menzies rotavirus vaccine project recognised among Australia's best

    Menzies rotavirus vaccine project recognised among Australia's best

    Date

    A NT-based research project investigating the effectiveness of a vaccine to prevent severe diarrhoea in children has been recognised as one of the country’s ten best research projects for 2013.

  230. Early years crucial for Indigenous education

    Early years crucial for Indigenous education

    Date

    Professor Sven Silburn, director of Menzies' Centre for Child Development and Education comments on the Australian Medical Association Report Card on Indigenous Health in the Canberra Times.

  231. MacKillop funding bolsters Good Tucker in Nyirripi

    MacKillop funding bolsters Good Tucker in Nyirripi

    Date

    A Menzies project which aims to support better nutrition in remote Aboriginal communities has been awarded $9000 in funding by the Mary MacKillop Foundation.

  232. Menzies supports report card on Indigenous childhood development

    Menzies supports report card on Indigenous childhood development

    Date

    Menzies has today enthusiastically endorsed an Australian Medical Association report on the development of Indigenous children.

  233. Menzies contributes to key antimalarial recommendations from multinational network

    Menzies contributes to key antimalarial recommendations from multinational network

    Date

    A new study by a global collaborative platform for scientists and clinical researchers hopes to address antimalarial drug resistance which continues to hamper malaria control programs.

  234. National survey reveals large decline in Indigenous smoking rates

    National survey reveals large decline in Indigenous smoking rates

    Date

    Recently released results from the Australian Bureau of Statics (ABS) have revealed a significant decline in smoking rates amongst Australia’s Indigenous population.

  235. Research reveals complete recovery of brain function for chronic petrol sniffers

    Research reveals complete recovery of brain function for chronic petrol sniffers

    Date

    The final results of a groundbreaking, long-term study prove that brain damage can be completely reversed when people stop sniffing petrol but the recovery can take years.

  236. Menzies secures critical funding to improve heart health

    Menzies secures critical funding to improve heart health

    Date

    The quality of research at Menzies has again been recognised, this time through the Heart Foundation Research Program Awards.

  237. Lung research wins Harry Giese Award

    Lung research wins Harry Giese Award

    Date

    Menzies' Gabrielle McCallum has been named as the inaugural winner of the Harry Christian Giese award to champion the translation of her research findings into medical interventions.

  238. Research turns to cold case specimens to unveil secrets in ear and lung health

    Research turns to cold case specimens to unveil secrets in ear and lung health

    Date

    A retrospective study of 20 years of ear and lung data is being undertaken to inform improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for Indigenous children with middle ear and lung infections.

  239. Call to arms to save children from rheumatic heart disease

    Call to arms to save children from rheumatic heart disease

    Date

    A leading paediatric cardiologist has emphasised the need to prevent RHD in Indigenous children to avoid premature death, cardiac surgery and stroke to allow them to live a fulfilling life.

  240. Croakey - Some lessons from a major evaluation of efforts to improve care for Indigenous people with chronic diseases

    Croakey - Some lessons from a major evaluation of efforts to improve care for Indigenous people with chronic diseases

    Date

    An innovative evaluation of the major federal investment in Closing the Gap - the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP) – has highlighted the tendency of such programs to be of most benefit for higher performing health services.

  241. Some lessons from a major evaluation of efforts to improve care for Indigenous people with chronic diseases

    Some lessons from a major evaluation of efforts to improve care for Indigenous people with chronic diseases

    Date

  242. Researcher brings Indigenous gambling and smoking into focus with funding boost

    Researcher brings Indigenous gambling and smoking into focus with funding boost

    Date

    The hundreds of communities nationwide that suffer the detrimental social and health effects of gambling and smoking will benefit from new research out of Menzies.

  243. NHMRC project snapshot: Kylie Dingwall

    NHMRC project snapshot: Kylie Dingwall

    Date

    Menzies' postdoctoral research fellow, Dr Kylie Dingwall, was recently awarded a competitive grant as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  244. Beating rheumatic heart disease: Experts converge in Darwin

    Beating rheumatic heart disease: Experts converge in Darwin

    Date

    Experts from around the country will meet in Darwin today at the RHD Australia Conference 2013: Practice and Culture to strengthen Australia’s fight to prevent rheumatic heart disease.

  245. Menzies melioidosis project recognised among Australia's best

    Menzies melioidosis project recognised among Australia's best

    Date

    A Menzies project has been recognised amongst the nation’s premier research projects by Australia’s peak body for health and medical research.

  246. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Professor Anne Chang

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Professor Anne Chang

    Date

    Menzies' head of child health Professor Anne Chang was recently awarded a senior practitioner fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  247. Menzies delivers evaluation of federal Indigenous chronic disease package

    Menzies delivers evaluation of federal Indigenous chronic disease package

    Date

    Primary healthcare policy and planning experts from Menzies have welcomed the release of the report into the landscape of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

  248. NHMRC fellowship snapshot:  Kim Hare

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Kim Hare

    Date

    Menzies' Senior Research Officer Kim Hare was recently awarded a Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  249. Indigenous bloggers start conversations about smoking

    Indigenous bloggers start conversations about smoking

    Date

    The power of blogging is being used in an innovative way by national anti-smoking campaign, No Smokes. A rotation of Indigenous guest bloggers is featured each month on the No Smokes website, with bloggers sharing stories about quitting and smoking.

  250. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Professor Joan Cunningham

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Professor Joan Cunningham

    Date

    Menzies' Senior Principal Research Fellow Professor Joan Cunningham was recently awarded a research fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  251. NHMRC project snapshot: Dr Steve Tong

    NHMRC project snapshot: Dr Steve Tong

    Date

    Menzies' Post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr Steve Tong was recently awarded a competitive grant and a fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  252. NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Dr Steve Tong

    NHMRC fellowship snapshot: Dr Steve Tong

    Date

    Menzies' Post-doctoral Research Fellow Dr Steve Tong was recently awarded a competitive grant and a fellowship as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council's yearly multi-million dollar funding round.

  253. Menzies research shines on the national stage

    Menzies research shines on the national stage

    Date

    Menzies has been awarded federal funding for 11 competitive grants and fellowships to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged populations in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

  254. Conference to examine provision and quality of abortion services in the NT

    Conference to examine provision and quality of abortion services in the NT

    Date

    Early research conducted by Menzies has highlighted the lack of information regarding termination of pregnancy in the NT.

  255. 730NT: Tracking down Darwinites' health

    730NT: Tracking down Darwinites' health

    Date

    It's the nation's largest and longest-running study of Aboriginal people - and it's happening here in the Northern Territory.

  256. Indigenous political pioneer to deliver 2013 Oration

    Indigenous political pioneer to deliver 2013 Oration

    Date

    An opportunity to hear from Australia’s first Indigenous member of the House of Representatives about his vision for Indigenous health is set to attract hundreds of people to an upcoming public address.

  257. On the road again: Nation's oldest and largest Aboriginal health study

    On the road again: Nation's oldest and largest Aboriginal health study

    Date

    The oldest and largest study of Aboriginal people in Australia has begun its fourth wave of data collection.

  258. Indigenous health advocate receives Honorary Doctorate

    Indigenous health advocate receives Honorary Doctorate

    Date

    Long-serving Indigenous researcher and educator, Lawurrpa Maypilama has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate during CDU's recent graduation ceremony.

  259. 730NT: Fight against kidney disease scourge

    730NT: Fight against kidney disease scourge

    Date

    For people from remote communities, the diagnosis of kidney failure often means moving far from home to have life-saving dialysis. Some communities are so concerned about the increasing number of people leaving for dialysis, that they've rallied to set up their own clinics.

  260. PhD profile: Josh Hanson

    PhD profile: Josh Hanson

    Date

    Dr Josh Hanson's PhD research hopes to help the millions of people worldwide that suffer from malaria.

  261. New app to improve Indigenous mental health featured on World Mental Health Day

    New app to improve Indigenous mental health featured on World Mental Health Day

    Date

    An innovative iPad app based on tools developed by Indigenous people for Indigenous people is hoping to address one of the nation’s fastest growing health problems.

  262. Preventable disease leaves 13 year old with mechanical heart failure

    Preventable disease leaves 13 year old with mechanical heart failure

    Date

    RHD Australia will mark World Heart Day on 29 September by reminding people that rheumatic heart disease is preventable. Diagnosed at the age of seven, Carlisa Willika from the Werenbun community north of Katherine in the Northern Territory has lived with rheumatic heart disease for five years.

  263. Study examines new ways to promote active living in remote communities

    Study examines new ways to promote active living in remote communities

    Date

    Researchers at the Menzies have conducted the first ever detailed study documenting Indigenous perspectives on active living.

  264. Esteemed kidney specialist conferred national health science award

    Esteemed kidney specialist conferred national health science award

    Date

    One of Australia'sleading kidney specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions to kidney health and advancing Indigenous health.

  265. Empowered Cambodian students look to the future

    Empowered Cambodian students look to the future

    Date

    Empowered Cambodian students look to the future Anthropologist Dr Kate Senior is a senior research fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. She travels widely to conduct her research, most recently spending a month at the University of...

  266. Patient 314 - Unearthing a mystery

    Patient 314 - Unearthing a mystery

    Date

    Like an episode of 'House', a research team at the Menzies School of Health Research is on the trail of one of the most unique clinical cases ever seen in its 28 year history. The United States Government considers it to be one of the deadliest...

  267. The Conversation: Anaemia and poor nutrition running high among young Indigenous children

    The Conversation: Anaemia and poor nutrition running high among young Indigenous children

    Date

    Young children living in remote Indigenous communities have long been known to suffer from iron deficiency and anaemia at many times the rates found among other Australian children. Now a new report shows rates of anaemia among these remote children at...

  268. Better health through research

    Better health through research

    Date

    Health research discoveries save, extend and improve millions of lives each year, accounting for half of all advances in health globally. Improved access to health services is the other major factor; the Menzies School of Health Research works across both...

  269. NT communities bombarded by global cocktail

    NT communities bombarded by global cocktail

    Date

    The bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes is linked to poor health throughout Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT) and can lead to life-threatening conditions such as rheumatic heart disease (RHD). For over 20 years a succession of Menzies...

  270. Website equips Menzies for a new age of research and education

    Website equips Menzies for a new age of research and education

    Date

    Australia's only medical research institute dedicated to improving Indigenous health and wellbeing has unveiled its new website.

  271. New resource package to improve nutrition in remote communities

    New resource package to improve nutrition in remote communities

    Date

    A new resource package focused on improving nutrition in remote stores in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will help to address the poor state of diets in remote Indigenous populations.

  272. Think ARF, stop RHD

    Think ARF, stop RHD

    Date

    An upcoming seminar to be held in Alice Springs will examine the key issues on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease prevention and management.

  273. New research on cancer among Indigenous children

    New research on cancer among Indigenous children

    Date

    The first ever study of the national patterns of incidence and death rates for cancers diagnosed amongst Indigenous children has been undertaken to help understand and reduce the risk and impact of cancer in Indigenous youth.

  274. Menzies honour for specialist

    Menzies honour for specialist

    Date

    Long-serving Darwin paediatrician and specialist in Aboriginal health Sue Sayers has been awarded the Menzies Medallion, the highest award offered by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  275. NT health champion honoured

    NT health champion honoured

    Date

    Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister, Senator Nigel Scullion, has paid tribute to to Dr Sue Sayers, who has been named as the recipient of the highest award offered by the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research, the Menzies Medallion.

  276. Medical Journal of Australia: Impact of swimming on chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children

    Medical Journal of Australia: Impact of swimming on chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children

    Date

    Impact of swimming on chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children: a randomised controlled trial.

  277. Swimming pools: neither friend nor foe for Aboriginal children with severe ear disease

    Swimming pools: neither friend nor foe for Aboriginal children with severe ear disease

    Date

    Research by Menzies has found that swimming pools are unlikely to significantly reduce or increase levels of severe middle ear disease in remote Aboriginal communities.

  278. The Conversation: Lung gas holds clue for future tuberculosis treatment

    The Conversation: Lung gas holds clue for future tuberculosis treatment

    Date

    Australian researchers have uncovered a link between low levels of the gas nitric oxide in the lungs of tuberculosis patients and the body’s ability to fight the deadly disease, opening the door to potential new treatments.

  279. SBS World News: Dr Yunupingu's death highlights health disparities

    SBS World News: Dr Yunupingu's death highlights health disparities

    Date

    The death of Yothu Yindi frontman Dr Yunupingu highlights anew the health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

  280. Crikey: Northern Territory prisons totally smoke free

    Crikey: Northern Territory prisons totally smoke free

    Date

    All Northern Territory prisons will be totally smoke-free from Monday 1 July. No one will be able to smoke indoors or outdoors within these prisons, or on surrounding correctional centre land including carparks: neither prisoners, visitors nor staff. Prison staff (and inmates) will now be protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke just like many other Australian workers.

  281. CAAMA News: Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal Children’s Health

    CAAMA News: Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal Children’s Health

    Date

    A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Aboriginal Communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for children.

  282. Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

    Gambling causing harm to Indigenous children's health

    Date

    A study by the Menzies School of Health Research has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Indigenous communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for children.

  283. Journal of Infectious Diseases: Impaired Pulmonary Nitric Oxide Bioavailability in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Journal of Infectious Diseases: Impaired Pulmonary Nitric Oxide Bioavailability in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Date

    Impaired Pulmonary Nitric Oxide Bioavailability in Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Association with Disease Severity and Delayed Mycobacterial Clearance with Treatment.

  284. Research reveals new target to fight tuberculosis

    Research reveals new target to fight tuberculosis

    Date

    New research from the Menzies School of Health Research could open the door to the development of new treatments for Tuberculosis (TB).

  285. Condolence Statement - Dr M Yunupingu

    Condolence Statement - Dr M Yunupingu

    Date

    The staff and students at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) offer their deepest condolences to the Yunupingu family on the passing of Dr M Yunupingu.

  286. Brains of the Desert

    Brains of the Desert

    Date

    Improving Indigenous mental health motivates the work, and the growing cult, of Central Australia’s Dr Kylie Dingwall.

  287. Putting Cambodia's youth health and wellbeing under the microscope

    Putting Cambodia's youth health and wellbeing under the microscope

    Date

    Dr Kate Senior is a senior research fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. Her research interests in the application of anthropological methods in the evaluation of health services have taken her to locations far beyond the confines of her Darwin office. Most recently, she had the opportunity to travel to Battambang, Cambodia, and shares her story.

  288. Reconciliation through social media

    Reconciliation through social media

    Date

    To celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2013 (27 May – 3 June), the staff at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have braved a camera lens to share their thoughts on what reconciliation and recognition means to them.

  289. 730NT ABC TV: A report card on the NT's smoking habit

    730NT ABC TV: A report card on the NT's smoking habit

    Date

    A new report finds the Northern Territory's smoking rates are falling, but are still the highest in the country.

  290. ABC News online: Smoking more harmful than grog, study finds

    ABC News online: Smoking more harmful than grog, study finds

    Date

    A new report suggests smoking is causing more harm than alcohol abuse in the Northern Territory.

  291. Report reveals reduced smoking in the Northern Territory

    Report reveals reduced smoking in the Northern Territory

    Date

    An independent Annual Report on Tobacco Control in the Northern Territory (NT) which summarises progress towards reducing smoking in the Territory has been released on World No Tobacco Day.

  292. Fresh resources give health workers the edge to tackle Indigenous smoking

    Fresh resources give health workers the edge to tackle Indigenous smoking

    Date

    A suite of new No Smokes Health Worker Guides will be launched on World No Tobacco Day (Friday, 31 May) providing a toolbox for health workers, including Aboriginal tobacco workers, to tackle Indigenous smoking rates.

  293. Body and build of Indigenous Australians in the spotlight

    Body and build of Indigenous Australians in the spotlight

    Date

    The first ever detailed study of the body build and composition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has been undertaken to help reduce the risk and impact of kidney disease in Indigenous populations.

  294. ABC News: Care options call to protect Aboriginal children

    ABC News: Care options call to protect Aboriginal children

    Date

    A child psychiatrist from the Menzies School of Health Research says alternative long-term care options are necessary to protect vulnerable Aboriginal children.

  295. Menzies supports release of new National Indigenous Suicide Strategy

    Menzies supports release of new National Indigenous Suicide Strategy

    Date

    Indigenous suicide prevention experts from the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have welcomed the Australian Government’s new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy released today.

  296. Bio Med Central: Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia

    Bio Med Central: Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia

    Date

    Indigenous perspectives on active living in remote Australia: a qualitative exploration of the socio-cultural link between health, the environment and economics.

  297. Indigenous hip hop artist hits the road to promote quitting to youth

    Indigenous hip hop artist hits the road to promote quitting to youth

    Date

    Personal experiences of smoking, quitting and how smoking is affecting communities will play out on social media as part of a road trip for a group of leading Indigenous musicians.

  298. Study reveals true cost of smoking to the Territory

    Study reveals true cost of smoking to the Territory

    Date

    Smoking tobacco costs the Territory more than $5,000 per Territorian aged over 14 years, according to a new study conducted by the South Australian Centre for Economic Studies for the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  299. Radio Australia: Push to cut Indigenous cancer deaths

    Radio Australia: Push to cut Indigenous cancer deaths

    Date

    The new National Indigenous Cancer Network, which works to improve the quality of life and survival rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients, was launched this year.

  300. ABC AM: New research into fighting malaria

    ABC AM: New research into fighting malaria

    Date

    Scientists say new research into malaria will help provide new ways to combat the deadly disease.

  301. New talking posters to tackle chronic cough in Indigenous communities

    New talking posters to tackle chronic cough in Indigenous communities

    Date

    The launch of a series of flipcharts and talking posters will help to address factors that lead to chronic respiratory illness in remote Indigenous children and adults.

  302. Radio Australia: Hopes that genetic mapping will outwit malaria parasite

    Radio Australia: Hopes that genetic mapping will outwit malaria parasite

    Date

    Scientists say new research into the malaria parasite will provide drugs to combat the ways it's evolving to gain resistance to the current range of anti-malaria medicine.

  303. SBS World News: Alarm over diets in remote communities

    SBS World News: Alarm over diets in remote communities

    Date

    Researchers in the Northern Territory have expressed alarm over the diets of Indigenous people in remote communities.

  304. SBS World News: Remote communities 'eat mostly processed foods'

    SBS World News: Remote communities 'eat mostly processed foods'

    Date

    The Menzies School of Health Research study into diets in three Northern Territory communities shows residents are eating mostly processed foods.

  305. MJA: Characteristics of the community-level diet of Aboriginal people in remote northern Australia

    MJA: Characteristics of the community-level diet of Aboriginal people in remote northern Australia

    Date

    To describe the nutritional quality of community-level diets in remote northern Australian communities.

  306. Research reveals concerning nutrition outcomes in remote communities

    Research reveals concerning nutrition outcomes in remote communities

    Date

    Some remote Indigenous communities are spending as little as 2.2 per cent of total food expenditure on fruit and just 5.4 per cent on vegetables according to a study by the Menzies School of Health Research, published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.

  307. Esteemed kidney specialist recognised with national health science award

    Esteemed kidney specialist recognised with national health science award

    Date

    One of Australia’s leading kidney specialists has been recognised with a prestigious national award for his contributions to kidney health and advancing Indigenous health.

  308. ABC Darwin: Menzies launches giant ear

    ABC Darwin: Menzies launches giant ear

    Date

    Aboriginal health worker Joe Daby has seen the worst when it comes to ear health in Territory communities.

  309. Indigenous cancer centre of excellence unveiled

    Indigenous cancer centre of excellence unveiled

    Date

    The launch of Australia’s first Indigenous cancer research centre is set to improve the diagnosis, treatment and survival rates for Indigenous Australians with cancer.

  310. SBS World News: Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre

    SBS World News: Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre

    Date

    Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre has been launched in Brisbane.

  311. SBS World News: Do banned drinkers' registers work?

    SBS World News: Do banned drinkers' registers work?

    Date

    The Federal and NT governments have been duelling with conflicting claims over whether an alcohol control measure was working and should be reinstated, or whether it was right to be axed.

  312. New network to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

    New network to push Indigenous cancer into the spotlight

    Date

    A new national cancer research network will launch on World Cancer Day aimed at improving quality of life and survival rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer patients in Australia.

  313. The Australian: Agency goes online to tackle cancer

    The Australian: Agency goes online to tackle cancer

    Date

    CANCER is hitting Aboriginal people at up to three times the rate of other Australians -- a challenge that will be tackled by a nationwide agency to be launched in Sydney today, World Cancer Day.

  314. The Daily Telegraph: Plan to tackle cancer among Indigenous

    The Daily Telegraph: Plan to tackle cancer among Indigenous

    Date

    A nationwide agency set up to tackle high rates of cancer among Aboriginal people hopes to push indigenous cancer into the spotlight.

  315. Can you hear me, baby?

    Can you hear me, baby?

    Date

    When two young nurses swapped the corridors of Darwin Royal Hospital for life as researchers, together they took steps towards finding enduring solutions for people in Aboriginal communities.

  316. Closing the Gap 2013: three good news stories

    Closing the Gap 2013: three good news stories

    Date

    With the Prime Minister’s Closing the Gap report published in February this year, here are three ways Menzies is helping to improve the lifespan and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

  317. How balloons are improving baby brain development

    How balloons are improving baby brain development

    Date

    Bonnie Moss is seated with her legs crossed in the dirt in a small circle of Indigenous mothers in a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia, Northern Territory.

  318. Aljazeera News: Call for global action to tackle Malaria

    Aljazeera News: Call for global action to tackle Malaria

    Date

    Countries around the world need to do more to fight the spread of malaria, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  319. Let's Start in the Tiwis

    Let's Start in the Tiwis

    Date

    A program for pre-school aged kids with behavioural problems nurtures stronger relationships between parents and children.

  320. Love affair with parasites

    Love affair with parasites

    Date

    From scabies to flesh-eating fire fish (okay we made that one up), Dr Deborah Holt knows, and loves, parasites. We find out why.

  321. Shared Territory: Ethics across borders

    Shared Territory: Ethics across borders

    Date

    With health research taking flight in East Timor the Menzies School of Health Research has an inspiring partnership with one of the world’s newest nations.

  322. There's no Aboriginal word for cancer

    There's no Aboriginal word for cancer

    Date

    A cancer diagnosis is more likely to kill an Aboriginal than a non-Aboriginal Australian. Our Researchers are asking ‘why?’

  323. Young blood

    Young blood

    Date

    Menzies builds an Indigenous research team, brimming with youth and enthusiasm, in the Ngukurr community.

  324. Radio Australia: Research shows smoking rates declining among Indigenous Australians

    Radio Australia: Research shows smoking rates declining among Indigenous Australians

    Date

    It's not often we hear good news about health indicators for Indigenous Australians, but a new report has found that the number of heavy smokers within Australia's Indigenous population has almost halved in the past 20 years.

  325. The Conversation: Number of Indigenous heavy smokers down 45%

    The Conversation: Number of Indigenous heavy smokers down 45%

    Date

    The number of Indigenous heavy smokers fell from 17.3% in 1994 to 9.4% in 2008, a relative drop of 45%, a study has found.

  326. ABC Catalyst: Melioidosis feature

    ABC Catalyst: Melioidosis feature

    Date

    Life in northern Australia is full of spectacular surprises and natural hazards, some more obvious than others.

  327. 730NT: New Director of the Menzies School of Health Research

    730NT: New Director of the Menzies School of Health Research

    Date

    Kidney disease expert Professor Alan Cass takes over the reins at Menzies.

  328. The Conversation: New singers, old songs: alcohol bans in Aboriginal communities

    The Conversation: New singers, old songs: alcohol bans in Aboriginal communities

    Date

    The newly elected conservative governments in Queensland and the Northern Territory have opened the way to relaxing laws restricting access to alcohol in Aboriginal communities.

  329. A bold new vision

    A bold new vision

    Date

    Menzies welcomes its new director, renowned kidney specialist and public health expert, Alan Cass.

  330. My story: Gabrielle McCallum, nurse and PhD candidate

    My story: Gabrielle McCallum, nurse and PhD candidate

    Date

    Meet our winner of the 2012 NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award for ‘Education, Research and Innovation’.

  331. Project of the month: RHD Genetics

    Project of the month: RHD Genetics

    Date

    Australia has the highest recorded rates of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world. But why are some people more susceptible than others?

  332. Disease of the month: tuberculosis

    Disease of the month: tuberculosis

    Date

    With a history as long as mankind’s, TB lies dormant in one third of our global population.

  333. Colloquium to unearth research that works

    Colloquium to unearth research that works

    Date

    The exciting science of translating health research into large-scale change will be the focus of an upcoming colloquium to be held at Charles Darwin University on 26 October.

  334. Fighting For Life

    Fighting For Life

    Date

    Our researchers traverse the country to speak to communities about preventing Indigenous suicide.

  335. Menzies opens its doors to inspire tomorrow's scientists

    Menzies opens its doors to inspire tomorrow's scientists

    Date

    Menzies encourages science students to take up careers in research.

  336. Researcher of the month: Dr David Thomas

    Researcher of the month: Dr David Thomas

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    Doctor goes to war on a world of smoking.

  337. The online ashtray

    The online ashtray

    Date

    The story behind a creative campaign for slashing smoking among Indigenous youth.

  338. Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function

    Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function

    Date

  339. Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians

    Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function in Indigenous Australians

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    A new Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) study has backed the nation’s standard kidney function test for Indigenous Australians, deeming it accurate and valid.

  340. The Conversation: Unfair and unbalanced: misreporting the petrol sniffing ‘scourge’

    The Conversation: Unfair and unbalanced: misreporting the petrol sniffing ‘scourge’

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    Once again, petrol sniffing in Indigenous communities is in the headlines. And once again, sadly, the restraint that newspapers normally exercise in reporting drug issues among non-Indigenous Australians has been thrown aside.

  341. A bright scientific mind leaves his mark on Indigenous health

    A bright scientific mind leaves his mark on Indigenous health

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    Early in the 1980s, a young medical student sat with a crisis. He’d chosen to study medicine after tossing up the options of engineering or law – and he wanted his choice to count.

  342. Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

    Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

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    In June this year, the Menzies School of Health Research welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to appoint it to help develop the nation’s first National Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy.

  343. Cough, step and jump: a profile of Professor Anne Chang

    Cough, step and jump: a profile of Professor Anne Chang

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    One doctor’s mission to beat childhood lung disease.

  344. Menzies trains nutritionists from Timor Leste in Central Australia

    Menzies trains nutritionists from Timor Leste in Central Australia

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    In May 2012, a team of five nutritionists from Timor Leste arrived in Alice Springs to undertake an AusAID Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Fellowship program through Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  345. Scabies and strongyloides: a community snapshot

    Scabies and strongyloides: a community snapshot

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    Researcher Therese Kearns tests a new treatment for mite and worm infections.

  346. The melioidosis files

    The melioidosis files

    Date

    A potentially fatal bacterial disease, lurking in soil.

  347. Live the tropical life: PhD and honours study opportunities in Darwin

    Live the tropical life: PhD and honours study opportunities in Darwin

    Date

    Take up the opportunity of a lifetime, and come and study at Menzies School of Health Research.

  348. Evaluation of Indigenous housing programme

    Evaluation of Indigenous housing programme

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  349. Mental health is important for everyone

    Mental health is important for everyone

    Date

  350. ABC stateline report - beating scabies and strongyloidiasis

    ABC stateline report - beating scabies and strongyloidiasis

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    The Menzies School of Health Research is hoping the drug Ivermectin will rid the Echo Island community, east of Darwin, of scabies and the strongyloides worm.

  351. 2011 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholar

    2011 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholar

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    Menzies researcher Dr Steven Tong has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for his critical research into golden staph, a major cause of severe community and hospital acquired infections.