1. The role of universities in times of national crisis

    The role of universities in times of national crisis

    Date

    Edited excerpt: Associate Professor Erin Smith and Professor Ross Andrews discuss their role in the nation’s recent crises and the contribution that universities and researchers make to the nation during such times.

  2. The tobacco industry in the time of COVID-19: time to shut it down?

    The tobacco industry in the time of COVID-19: time to shut it down?

    Date

    The world will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic changed. Phasing out cigarette sales would be an enormous long-term gain for public health.

  3. History of tuberculosis control in Australia

    History of tuberculosis control in Australia

    Date

    This case study focuses on the role played by NHMRC and Australian governments in the virtual eradication of tuberculosis in Australia during the 20th century.

  4. The answer to Indigenous vulnerability to coronavirus: a more equitable public health agenda

    The answer to Indigenous vulnerability to coronavirus: a more equitable public health agenda

    Date

    Indigenous peoples over 50 have been directed to self-isolate, while for non-Indigenous people the age cut-off is 70. This is a reminder of the ongoing crisis of Indigenous health.

  5. Researchers call for stronger regulation of online gambling industry in the NT

    Researchers call for stronger regulation of online gambling industry in the NT

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    Dear Minister Fyles - Please see the attached letter from a group of public health researchers concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on patterns of gambling, and in particular, online gambling.

  6. A political impasse in Timor-Leste as coronavirus looms

    A political impasse in Timor-Leste as coronavirus looms

    Date

    Despite the political impasse, preparations for their COVID-19 response by the interim government and President have been systematic and reassuring.

  7. Rapid regional assistance for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning

    Rapid regional assistance for Pandemic Preparedness and Response Planning

    Date

    The Australian Government is working closely with partners to support a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Pacific.

  8. Australia helps Timor-Leste to prepare for COVID-19

    Australia helps Timor-Leste to prepare for COVID-19

    Date

    Australia is supporting Timor-Leste to be prepared in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19.

  9. A new way to support Tiwi mental health

    A new way to support Tiwi mental health

    Date

    With traditional language words to describe mental health rarely translatable to English, Ngawurramangajirri is a much-needed resource for Tiwi wellbeing.

  10. Child malnutrition and pneumonia research wins Harry Christian Giese Award

    Child malnutrition and pneumonia research wins Harry Christian Giese Award

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    The 2019 Harry Christian Giese Research into Action Award will support a Nutrition Worker to lead an education program for 8 months, to better understand the social and cultural drivers of malnutrition, the experience of hospital care and perceived barriers to recovery.

  11. A new action plan to tackle kidney disease

    A new action plan to tackle kidney disease

    Date

    The Government has launched the National Strategic Action Plan for Kidney Disease and awarded $3.5 million in funding to organisations to take immediate action.

  12. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in focus at rural health symposium

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in focus at rural health symposium

    Date

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is the theme of a plenary session at the 7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Alice Springs in May.

  13. Territorian recognised for research excellence

    Territorian recognised for research excellence

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research Associate Prof Hughes received the 2019 NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Award for the top-ranked application in the 2019 funding round at NHMRC’s annual awards in Canberra.

  14. Media Release - Ngawurramangajirri - Tiwi phrases for mental health and wellbeing

    Media Release - Ngawurramangajirri - Tiwi phrases for mental health and wellbeing

    Date

    A new Tiwi to English phrase book to help people talk about mental health and wellbeing is being launched in Wurrumiyanga.

  15. Aboriginal Birth Cohort study reaches 32 years of looking at health in the NT community

    Aboriginal Birth Cohort study reaches 32 years of looking at health in the NT community

    Date

    It is the longest and largest study of Aboriginal people in Australia, with 686 participants all born between 1987 and 1990 at Royal Darwin Hospital.

  16. Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre supports new phone App

    Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre supports new phone App

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    Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin are making a new phone app about Hepatitis B in Kunwinjku language with help from the Bininj Kunwok Regional Language Centre.

  17. Coronavirus assistance to Pacific and Timor-Leste

    Coronavirus assistance to Pacific and Timor-Leste

    Date

    Coronavirus [COVID-19] is now affecting 75 countries, with the total number of cases over 90,000 and the global death toll at more than 3000.

  18. You can't learn if you can't hear - sign up to become a community ear health helper

    You can't learn if you can't hear - sign up to become a community ear health helper

    Date

    A new community-based solution to the life-long problem of hearing loss among almost all Aboriginal children is going to be rolled out in Katherine.

  19. Hearing for Learning in the Northern Territory

    Hearing for Learning in the Northern Territory

    Date

    A new community-based training initiative is focusing on prevention through early detection of ear issues in young children.

  20. Hearing for Learning on Bathurst Island

    Hearing for Learning on Bathurst Island

    Date

    A new community-based training initiative is focusing on prevention through early detection of ear issues in young children.

  21. The fight against rheumatic heart disease continues into the new decade

    The fight against rheumatic heart disease continues into the new decade

    Date

    Health experts from across Australia and New Zealand have teamed up with cultural advisors to address what they say is the greatest cardiovascular inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

  22. Best Universities in Darwin Australia in 2020 | Ranking

    Best Universities in Darwin Australia in 2020 | Ranking

    Date

    In this post, I will tell you why you need to choose colleges in Darwin for your studies. Not only that, but you’ll also know the universities in Darwin that offer medicine, law, and nursing.

  23. NT News | How to aide health Staff

    NT News | How to aide health Staff

    Date

    Professor John Wakerman says several steps need to be taken to keep health professionals working in remote communities.

  24. Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections

    Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections

    Date

    Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects.

  25. Keeping health professionals in remote communities

    Keeping health professionals in remote communities

    Date

    Researchers from six Australian universities, working with the Northern Territory Department of Health, have conducted a multi-year study of remote staff turnover in the Northern Territory.

  26. Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections

    Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections

    Date

    Researchers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections say combination of two antibiotics was no better than one.

  27. Study supports minimal monitoring in Sofosbuvir-based therapy for HCV

    Study supports minimal monitoring in Sofosbuvir-based therapy for HCV

    Date

    Some patients receiving sofosbuvir-based therapy for hepatitis C virus (HCV) may not need standard monitoring with clinic visits and blood testing.

  28. New drug could stave off scabies

    New drug could stave off scabies

    Date

    A new trial has started in Darwin to see whether the drug Moxidectin can be used to treat scabies in a single dose.

  29. Pill shows promise in eradication of scabies

    Pill shows promise in eradication of scabies

    Date

    Researchers are making progress in developing a single tablet to eliminate scabies. It is being trialed in the Northern Territory by a team from Menzies.

  30. National Suicide Prevention Trial - two new programs announced

    National Suicide Prevention Trial - two new programs announced

    Date

    New programs have been announced as part of a National Suicide Prevention Trial underway in the Northern Territory.

  31. Partnership provides vital service to Maningrida

    Partnership provides vital service to Maningrida

    Date

    The provision of Orange Sky Australia free laundry facilities comes about following a study by Menzies School of Health Research.

  32. Study to fight food insecurity in Indigenous communities

    Study to fight food insecurity in Indigenous communities

    Date

    The project was designed with the Apunipima Cape York Health Council and the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. Menzies is collaborating on the project.

  33. Researcher: how to beat loneliness at Christmas

    Researcher: how to beat loneliness at Christmas

    Date

    Territorians are being reminded to recognise signs of loneliness at Christmas time as many people face the festive period alone or with feelings of isolation.

  34. Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

    Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

    Date

    In this edition, we are proud to present a snapshot of the announcements, awards and events that have occurred over the past few months.

  35. Menzies investigators and international collaborators from ACROSS and other institutions have published a meta-analysis

    Menzies investigators and international collaborators from ACROSS and other institutions have published a meta-analysis

    Date

    Menzies investigators and international collaborators have published a meta-analysis and identified a point of care test for the diagnosis of G6PD deficiency with suitable reliability for routine use. Further feasibility studies are under way to assess its reliability under field conditions.

  36. Smoking rates fall nationally, but not in the Territory

    Smoking rates fall nationally, but not in the Territory

    Date

    The numbers of Indigenous smokers are falling across Australia but not in the Territory.

  37. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates and the NT

    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking rates and the NT

    Date

    A survey released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows sustained improvement in the national smoking rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  38. Director’s Communiqué | Issue 21 November 2019

    Director’s Communiqué | Issue 21 November 2019

    Date

    Uncle Mick and Jesse John Fleay met with Professor James Smith and his team at Menzies School of Research in Darwin.

  39. Hearing loss impacts school attendance among Australia's aboriginal children

    Hearing loss impacts school attendance among Australia's aboriginal children

    Date

    The study was led by Dr. Jiunn-Yih Su with the Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research, and the Charles Darwin University.

  40. Rheumatic heart disease discussed at national conference

    Rheumatic heart disease discussed at national conference

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research senior research fellow Josh Francis said there was positive news when it came to RHD “in the sense that there’s a really good plan coming together”.

  41. Taking science to the parliament, to enrich the people

    Taking science to the parliament, to enrich the people

    Date

    The stakes are high at Science meets Parliament (SmP). They encompass the future of research and discovery in Australia.

  42. High levels of hearing loss are linked with absenteeism

    High levels of hearing loss are linked with absenteeism

    Date

    A team of researchers led by Menzies, CDU, recommend better early detection for treatment to support students with hearing difficulties.

  43. Nine News: Menzies awarded a $1.8m tender

    Nine News: Menzies awarded a $1.8m tender

    Date

    To evaluate a nurse home visiting program for mothers to run right across the Territory.

  44. NTG Media Release | Investing in Our Children: MECSH Program Evaluation

    NTG Media Release | Investing in Our Children: MECSH Program Evaluation

    Date

    The Menzies School of Health Research won the tender to evaluate the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting (MECSH) program.

  45. Tongans use social media to fight lifestyle diseases

    Tongans use social media to fight lifestyle diseases

    Date

    The training comes as new research from the Menzies School of Health looking at Australia's indigenous community has shown that using Facebook to deliver health messages can be effective.

  46. Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team

    Ramaciotti Biomedical Award worth $1 million granted to Northern Territory research team

    Date

    The biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million, has been granted to a biomedical research team at the Menzies School of Health Research, based in Darwin.

  47. Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    Date

    The first study investigating hearing impairment on school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been released.

  48. Media Release | Substance misuse researcher honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Media Release | Substance misuse researcher honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Date

    Long-term health researcher, Professor Peter d’Abbs, has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

  49. Radio National Breakfast | The corrosive impact of racism

    Radio National Breakfast | The corrosive impact of racism

    Date

    In a speech to be delivered at the Menzies Oration tonight, Leanne Liddle will argue that discrimination directly causes high incarceration rates and poor health outcomes.

  50. Media Release | Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance in the Northern Territory

    Media Release | Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance in the Northern Territory

    Date

    A study investigating the independent impact of hearing impairment (HI) on school attendance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children has been released today.

  51. Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research

    Ramaciotti Foundations recognise strides in Australian-based research

    Date

    Professor Heidi Smith-Vaughan and her team at Menzies have been awarded the biennial Ramaciotti Biomedical Research Award, worth $1 million.

  52. Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance in the Northern Territory

    Hearing loss linked to poor school attendance in the Northern Territory

    Date

    Study investigating the impact of hearing impairment on school attendance for children published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

  53. KSU interview with Associate Professor Anna Ralph

    KSU interview with Associate Professor Anna Ralph

    Date

    Interview with Kansas State University's Fulbright Scholar Associate Professor Anna Ralph with the host of "Agriculture Today" Eric Atkinson.

  54. NT justice fails Indigenous Territorians

    NT justice fails Indigenous Territorians

    Date

    Leanne Liddle will deliver the 2019 Menzies Oration

  55. It’s possible to take a break from science and make a comeback

    It’s possible to take a break from science and make a comeback

    Date

    Overcoming gender bias and structural barriers is a hard task, on top of the research itself. Someone who has achieved both is Prof Amanda Leach.

  56. NT's high smoking rate sparks calls to ease vaping laws

    NT's high smoking rate sparks calls to ease vaping laws

    Date

    Menzies School of Health head of tobacco research David Thomas said there simply was not enough evidence about the potential health benefits.

  57. ABC News: Alcohol-related domestic violence and assaults drop

    ABC News: Alcohol-related domestic violence and assaults drop

    Date

    Alcohol-related domestic violence and assaults drop dramatically one year on from floor price introduction

  58. Severe specialist shortage leaves Aboriginal children at risk of hearing loss

    Severe specialist shortage leaves Aboriginal children at risk of hearing loss

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research professor Amanda Leach has been working in hearing health in the NT and said Aboriginal communities were becoming frustrated with service delivery.

  59. A fresh push to come to grips with online gambling

    A fresh push to come to grips with online gambling

    Date

    Gambling Research Australia (GRA) is funding a team of eminent Australian and international researchers to identify the latest trends in online/interactive gambling, particularly sports and race betting participation, in the context of broader trends in gambling behaviour.

  60. Be snake wise!

    Be snake wise!

    Date

    Royal Darwin Hospital infectious diseases physician and snake expert Professor Bart Currie said the RDH emergency department receives on average one to two snakebite patients per week at this time of year.

  61. Media Release | Malaria researcher awarded national fellowship

    Media Release | Malaria researcher awarded national fellowship

    Date

    Menzies School of Health (Menzies) researcher Dr Kamala Thriemer has been awarded a prestigious $1.25 million CSL Centenary Fellowship to develop and optimise treatment programs against vivax malaria in SE Asia and the Horn of Africa.

  62. Media Release | $2.5 million CSL Centenary Fellowships announced

    Media Release | $2.5 million CSL Centenary Fellowships announced

    Date

    Two Australian scientists have each been awarded AUD$1.25 million CSL Centenary Fellowships over five years to improve treatments for two of the world’s biggest health challenges: malaria and cancer.

  63. NT News | Home at heart of doc's work

    NT News | Home at heart of doc's work

    Date

    Menzies' Dr Jaqui Hughes has been named the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association's doctor of the year

  64. Media release | Mental Health Week

    Media release | Mental Health Week

    Date

    New resource to promote mental health and wellbeing in Indigenous communities featured during Mental Health Week

  65. In remote communities, where more health workers are needed, chronic disease is rising

    In remote communities, where more health workers are needed, chronic disease is rising

    Date

    The community's battle is an example of what Menzies diabetes researcher Louise Maple-Brown says is a growing problem in the Northern Territory.

  66. Management of Tuberculosis: a guide for clinicians

    Management of Tuberculosis: a guide for clinicians

    Date

    The TB Forum has published "Management of Tuberculosis", edited and composed by many of the TB-CRE's key investigators. Including Menzies Associate Professor Anna Ralph

  67. How we can end TB by 2030

    How we can end TB by 2030

    Date

    A regional research collaboration with the Menzies School of Health Research has been highly productive in building capacity in PNG and Indonesia,.

  68. Tropical disease kills crocodiles in NT

    Tropical disease kills crocodiles in NT

    Date

    A deadly tropical disease that affects humans was responsible for killing two crocodiles near Darwin, flipping previously held beliefs the predators were highly resistant to infection.

  69. Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia

    Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia

    Date

    The research, from Menzies School of Health Research was published in the Microbial Genomics journal.

  70. Bactérie tueuse de crocodiles identifiée par les chercheurs

    Bactérie tueuse de crocodiles identifiée par les chercheurs

    Date

    Menée par Menzies, la recherche sur la santé (Menzies), l'étude a porté sur la mort de deux crocodiles d'eau salée éclos dans le parc animalier à l'aide du séquençage à haute résolution du génome entier et de la phylogénétique comparative.

  71. Media Release | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Media Release | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Date

    A ground-breaking study by a north Australian research team which identified a deadly bacterium responsible for killing saltwater crocodiles at a Top End Wildlife Park has recently been published in the journal, Microbial Genomics.

  72. Media Alert | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Media Alert | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Date

    A north Australian research team has identified a deadly bacterium responsible for killing saltwater crocodiles at a Top End Wildlife Park.

  73. The Tiwi Issue # 43| Working with Menzies

    The Tiwi Issue # 43| Working with Menzies

    Date

    Looking at medicinal properties in Tiwi plants.

  74. ASID Annual Scientific Meeting deemed a success for NT

    ASID Annual Scientific Meeting deemed a success for NT

    Date

    The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, held from 16–18 May, saw 450 attendees descend on the Darwin Convention Centre.

  75. Mix 104.9 | Diabetes Symposium in Darwin

    Mix 104.9 | Diabetes Symposium in Darwin

    Date

    This is the seventh annual gathering of diabetes researchers, health workers and stakeholders to discuss a ‘lifecourse approach’ to preventing and managing diabetes.

  76. NT News | Diabetes given centre stage

    NT News | Diabetes given centre stage

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research will host diabetes experts and health professional from across Northern Australia.

  77. Media Alert | Health experts in Darwin to discuss diabetes in pregnancy

    Media Alert | Health experts in Darwin to discuss diabetes in pregnancy

    Date

    Menzies - Diabetes across the Lifecourse: Northern Australia Partnership – Annual Educational Symposium on Friday, 27 September.

  78. Mix 104.9 | 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Mix 104.9 | 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Date

    2019 Telstra Northern Territory Business Woman of the Year, Professor Amanda Leach - a Principal Research Fellow at leading medical research institute the Menzies School of Health Research – urged other women to set ambitious goals.

  79. Media Release | THE 2nd WORLD INDIGENOUS CANCER CONFERENCE

    Media Release | THE 2nd WORLD INDIGENOUS CANCER CONFERENCE

    Date

    Indigenous communities, consumers and health experts from around the world have come together at the opening of the second World Indigenous Cancer Conference (WICC) at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Canada.

  80. Top award for Noongar woman with nursing in her blood

    Top award for Noongar woman with nursing in her blood

    Date

    The Senior | Vicki is senior cultural advisor with Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia, which is based at Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research.

  81. Medi Alert | Youth Summit for health in Darwin

    Medi Alert | Youth Summit for health in Darwin

    Date

    Coordinated by Menzies, the Youth Health Summit aims to identify current priorities for youth health and research in the Northern Territory.

  82. “Polycystic kidney disease, the most common genetic kidney disorder you've probably never heard of”

    “Polycystic kidney disease, the most common genetic kidney disorder you've probably never heard of”

    Date

    Autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the most common genetic kidney disorder, and the fourth most common cause of kidney failure in Australian adults. It affects about one in 1,000 Australians.

  83. Tuberculosis services in PNG in the journal Public Health Action.

    Tuberculosis services in PNG in the journal Public Health Action.

    Date

    A major output from the Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaborative Initiative between Menzies School of Health Research and the Burnet Institute was launched last week at the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Annual Medical Symposium in Port Moresby. A series of papers have been published by PNG health workers who provide tuberculosis services in PNG in a special supplement in the journal Public Health Action.

  84. 'I cried from happiness': Indigenous toddler hears her first words

    'I cried from happiness': Indigenous toddler hears her first words

    Date

    The government has provided funding to the Menzies School of Health Research's Hearing for Learning Initiative, a five-year $7.9m program in which health project officers help Aboriginal children with hearing problems.

  85. Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

    Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

    Date

    In the new work, Mirjam Kaestli of Charles Darwin University, Australia and colleagues including Menzies School of Health Research sampled water and biofilms from three remote Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory.

  86. Media Release | Source water holds key to bacterial water safety in remote North

    Media Release | Source water holds key to bacterial water safety in remote North

    Date

    CDU Research Fellow Mirjam Kaestli and colleagues including Menzies School of Health Research sampled water and biofilms from three remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

  87. Government funded health programs for NT's deaf children

    Government funded health programs for NT's deaf children

    Date

    The government has provided funding to the Menzies School of Health Research's Hearing for Learning Initiative, a five-year $7.9m program in which health project officers help Aboriginal children with hearing problems, NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles said.

  88. Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the movement to end neglected tropical diseases

    Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the movement to end neglected tropical diseases

    Date

    Reviewed by Dr Daniel Cooper, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia

  89. $440 million funding boost for vital health and medical research for all stages of life

    $440 million funding boost for vital health and medical research for all stages of life

    Date

    $6 million in research funding for three Indigenous health grants in the Northern Territory. This includes $2.5 million for an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence at the Menzies School of Health Research to prevent and manage bronchiectasis, a lung disease which results in recurrent chest infections and is particularly common in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  90. Vale Dr Val Asche AM

    Vale Dr Val Asche AM

    Date

    The Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has passed on his, and his Government’s, condolences to the family of the late Dr Valerie Asche AM.

  91. Supporting TB health systems

    Supporting TB health systems

    Date

    This research was conducted as part of several initiatives led by a Menzies-Burnet regional consortium in partnership with institutions in Indonesia and PNG.

  92. Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thought

    Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thought

    Date

    Scimex (the Science Media Exchange) is an online news portal aimed primarily at helping journalists cover science.

  93. Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital

    Guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital

    Date

    Life in Mind is a national gateway connecting Australian suicide prevention services to each other and the community.

  94. New guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

    New guidelines to improve assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thoughts

    Date

    The Centre for Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention - Guidelines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presenting to hospital with self-harm and suicidal thought

  95. NEW GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE CARE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE AT RISK OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

    NEW GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE CARE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE AT RISK OF SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE

    Date

    Tanja Hirvonen, Bernard Leckning and Gary Robinson write: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher rates of hospitalisation involving self-harm in comparison with non-Indigenous Australians

  96. Combination Therapy for MRSA Bloodstream Infections: Still a Question Mark

    Combination Therapy for MRSA Bloodstream Infections: Still a Question Mark

    Date

    In an editorial by Thomas Holland, at Duke University School of Medicine, and Prof Joshua Davis, at Menzies highlighted the significance of the new study’s findings in the larger context.

  97. Sunday Territorian - Bushranger

    Sunday Territorian - Bushranger

    Date

    Mention of Menzies Tuesday Seminar

  98. Sunday Territorian | Liquor watches drunk on power

    Sunday Territorian | Liquor watches drunk on power

    Date

    Sunday Soapbox opinion piece - Hayley Sorensen - mentions Menzies research on the costs and harms of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory

  99. RAGCP | Smoking question unlikely to be included in 2021 census

    RAGCP | Smoking question unlikely to be included in 2021 census

    Date

    Professor David Thomas, a tobacco-control researcher who led the submission, is disappointed by the outcome but vows to keep fighting.

  100. Skin disease a 'national crisis'

    Skin disease a 'national crisis'

    Date

    NT News report on the HOT NORTH One Disease Skin Symposium attend by Australia's first Indigenous dermatologist Larrakia woman Dr Dana Slape

  101. NT News | Watch your heart beating

    NT News | Watch your heart beating

    Date

    Report on National Science Week HealthLAB visit to Milingimbi

  102. First Aboriginal Australian Dermatologist to Attend Skin Health Symposium in Darwin

    First Aboriginal Australian Dermatologist to Attend Skin Health Symposium in Darwin

    Date

    This week Larrakia woman, Dr Dana Slape, Australia's first Aboriginal dermatologist, is back home to country to attend a Skin Health Symposium

  103. Media Release | HealthLAB on display during National Science Week

    Media Release | HealthLAB on display during National Science Week

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) HealthLAB will be in Milingimbi as part of National Science Week.

  104. The meat-eating bladderwort traps aquatic animals at lightning speed

    The meat-eating bladderwort traps aquatic animals at lightning speed

    Date

    Dr Greg Leach writes for the The Conversation's Beating around the bush.

  105. Discover your new world at Charles Darwin University

    Discover your new world at Charles Darwin University

    Date

    CDU Open Day |Elite athletes from Territory Thunder will visit the Menzies School of Health Research’s mobile HealthLAB

  106. Senator reveals personal story of kidney disease

    Senator reveals personal story of kidney disease

    Date

    Nephrologist at the Menzies School of Health Research, Paul Lawton, said his research team had been investigating key causes that dramatically impact upon remote Aboriginal communities.

  107. What this mum did changed her family's life forever

    What this mum did changed her family's life forever

    Date

    This is Wasna’s story. UNICEF blog

  108. Curious Kids: why is urine yellow?

    Curious Kids: why is urine yellow?

    Date

    Dr Jaqui Hughes answers The Conversation's Curious Kids question explaining the functions of the kidney.

  109. Menzies runs next phase of Aboriginal health study

    Menzies runs next phase of Aboriginal health study

    Date

    Australia’s largest and longest running study of Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study (ABC), has begun its fifth wave of data collection.

  110. Sunday Territorian | Gift of life

    Sunday Territorian | Gift of life

    Date

    Senator Malarndirri McCarthy discusses her kidney diseaese and treatment by Dr Paul Lawton

  111. NT News | CDU's world of research

    NT News | CDU's world of research

    Date

    CDU's Casuarina Campus will become a "science park" with STEM and VET courses alongside the Menzies School of Health Research.

  112. Media Release | Improved ear and hearing planned for children in Maningrida

    Media Release | Improved ear and hearing planned for children in Maningrida

    Date

    The Mala’la Health Service Aboriginal Corporation has welcomed Maningrida‘s participation in the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) Hearing for Learning Initiative.

  113. A wet cough for four weeks means it’s time to get it checked out

    A wet cough for four weeks means it’s time to get it checked out

    Date

    Dr André Schultz and Ms Pamela Laird receive funding from the NHMRC and Hot North grant funding through Menzies School of Health Research.

  114. IRU appoints new health and medical research Fellow

    IRU appoints new health and medical research Fellow

    Date

    Deputy Director of Menzies School of Health Research appointed to the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) network.

  115. New Research Pinpoints Faster Treatment to Cure Vivax Malaria

    New Research Pinpoints Faster Treatment to Cure Vivax Malaria

    Date

    A new research study has shown that a seven-day treatment with a high dose of an anti-malaria drug can be tolerated by patients

  116. New study shows faster way to cure vivax malaria

    New study shows faster way to cure vivax malaria

    Date

    A large clinical trial in Africa and Asia has shown that a 7 day course of high dose primaquine, a drug used to treat P. vivax malaria, is well tolerated.

  117. Fleming Fund helps Menzies battle drug resistance in Timor-Leste

    Fleming Fund helps Menzies battle drug resistance in Timor-Leste

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has been awarded a Fleming Fund country grant to support testing and surveillance for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Timor-Leste.

  118. Heartfelt song beats back infection

    Heartfelt song beats back infection

    Date

    The song debuted at the Barunga Festival, after a collaboration between Skinnyfish Music, the Bupa Health Foundation, Telethon Kids and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  119. Catchy new song could save thousands of children from deadly RHD

    Catchy new song could save thousands of children from deadly RHD

    Date

    Indigenous children in Barunga have put together a catchy song in the hope it will save others from a crippling disease killing thousands.

  120. Tropical health HOT topic at forum

    Tropical health HOT topic at forum

    Date

    The health of people living in the North West was discussed at a key forum in Port Hedland recently involving national and local experts in the field.

  121. Menzies researcher endorses United Nations Statement

    Menzies researcher endorses United Nations Statement

    Date

    Dr Lisa Whop, Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research, Australia, endorsed the statement, calling for a sustained active commitment from the highest level of government to end this disparity.

  122. Fifth wave of research to roll out across the Top End

    Fifth wave of research to roll out across the Top End

    Date

    Australia’s largest and longest running study of Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study (ABC), has commenced its fifth wave of data collection.

  123. 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research | Final Report

    7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research | Final Report

    Date

    MESA Correspondents bring you cutting-edge coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research (ICPVR 2019).

  124. An urgent need for antimicrobial stewardship in Indigenous rural and remote primary health care

    An urgent need for antimicrobial stewardship in Indigenous rural and remote primary health care

    Date

    The Coordinated Remote AntiMicrobial Stewardship (CRAMS) Group is funded by HOT North (Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North).

  125. Coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research

    Coverage from the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research

    Date

    Wrapping up the 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, day three focused on the topics of P. vivax drugs and approaches for P. vivax elimination.

  126. At Pioneer FC, suicide does discriminate

    At Pioneer FC, suicide does discriminate

    Date

    Gary Robinson, a suicide researcher at Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, traces a wave of suicides that hit Western Australia’s Kimberley region in recent years to the arrival of alcohol and cash-based economies, and a breakdown of cultural authority structures

  127. Campus Morning Mail | The Alcohol and Drug Foundation 2019 research award goes to Menzies School of Health Research

    Campus Morning Mail | The Alcohol and Drug Foundation 2019 research award goes to Menzies School of Health Research

    Date

    The Alcohol and Drug Foundation 2019 research award goes to the Alcohol, Other Drugs and Gambling Team at the Menzies School of Health Research, in Darwin

  128. MENZIES SCHOOL OF HEALTH RESEARCH RECOGNISED WITH NATIONAL AWARD

    MENZIES SCHOOL OF HEALTH RESEARCH RECOGNISED WITH NATIONAL AWARD

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research, has won the Research Award at the 2019 National Alcohol and Other Drugs Excellence and Innovation Awards in Melbourne.

  129. Croakey | Summer May Finlay with Dr Jaqui Hughes

    Croakey | Summer May Finlay with Dr Jaqui Hughes

    Date

  130. When numbers and stories collide – the fight for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

    When numbers and stories collide – the fight for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

    Date

    In 2018 my team hit the road to yarn with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who participate or never/rarely participate in cervical screening.

  131. Indigenous HPV vaccination rates “to be celebrated”

    Indigenous HPV vaccination rates “to be celebrated”

    Date

    Dr Whop said that with the introduction of the HPV vaccine, Australia was on track to be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.

  132. Bottlo's 'burden of proof' | NT News

    Bottlo's 'burden of proof' | NT News

    Date

    Prof James Smith provides evidence to NT Liqour Comission.

  133. Urgent response ‘no fix for suicide’

    Urgent response ‘no fix for suicide’

    Date

    Professor Gary Robinson said to get indigenous suicide rates back under control, Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt would need to “look through” many urgent calls for support

  134. NT News | Research honoured

    NT News | Research honoured

    Date

    Report on Menzies researcher Josh Francis receiving the AMA research paper of the year award.

  135. NT News | Local Jobs Fund

    NT News | Local Jobs Fund

    Date

    Applications now open for the Local Jobs Fund - Features Mark Mayo.

  136. CDU Enews | Menzies staffer wins national award for RHD research

    CDU Enews | Menzies staffer wins national award for RHD research

    Date

    Dr Josh Francis, a researcher from the Menzies School of Health Research, has been recognised by his national peers for his work on rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Timor-Leste.

  137. Meet the Kakadu plum: an international superfood thousands of years in the makin

    Meet the Kakadu plum: an international superfood thousands of years in the makin

    Date

    The Conversation - Beating Around the Bush - Article by Dr Greg Leach - Meet the Kakadu Plum.

  138. NT News | NT Government events to go completely smoke free

    NT News | NT Government events to go completely smoke free

    Date

    NT Tobacco Control Action Committee chairman David Thomas said the plan placed special emphasis on reducing harm for Aboriginal Territorians, who suffered the greatest burden from tobacco use.

  139. Territorians Health a Priority as new Tobacco Action plan launched on World No-Tobacco Day

    Territorians Health a Priority as new Tobacco Action plan launched on World No-Tobacco Day

    Date

    The Territory Government has released its plan to improve the health of all Territorians by reducing the harm caused by tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke, and to prevent uptake by young people.

  140. CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE | Grog rehab bed shortage

    CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE | Grog rehab bed shortage

    Date

    Professor James Smith from the Menzies School of Health Research said investing more in brief interventions would save a great deal of money.

  141. Directors Statement National Reconciliation Week 2019 27 May – 3 June

    Directors Statement National Reconciliation Week 2019 27 May – 3 June

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research is engaging with National Reconciliation Week through a series of activities organised by the Menzies Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group with support from other staff at Menzies.

  142. This Dialysis Patient From A Remote Community Has Spent Years In A Short-Stay Hostel

    This Dialysis Patient From A Remote Community Has Spent Years In A Short-Stay Hostel

    Date

    This delay in receiving the DSP is not unusual, according to Stefanie Puszka, a researcher with the Menzies School of Health Research and the ANU.

  143. This Kidney Patient Thought Her Life Was At Risk.

    This Kidney Patient Thought Her Life Was At Risk.

    Date

    Stefanie Puszka, a researcher with the Menzies School of Health Research talks to BuzzFeed News.

  144. NT News | NT Rehab beds short

    NT News | NT Rehab beds short

    Date

    There is a significant unmet demand for alcohol -related treatment in the Territory a new study has found.

  145. One in every 33 people in Northern Territory seeks treatment for alcohol problems

    One in every 33 people in Northern Territory seeks treatment for alcohol problems

    Date

    Menzies researcher Professor James Smith, said the study highlighted a gap between met and unmet demands for treatment services.

  146. Thousands of Territorians are accessing alcohol treatment

    Thousands of Territorians are accessing alcohol treatment

    Date

    Researchers have found there were 42,871 episodes/encounters for alcohol treatment in NT in 2016/17.

  147. Nearly 2000 Territorians Set To Graduate

    Nearly 2000 Territorians Set To Graduate

    Date

    On Friday morning students from the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Menzies School of Health Research will be awarded their qualifications.

  148. Demand Study for Alcohol Treatment Services in the NT

    Demand Study for Alcohol Treatment Services in the NT

    Date

    The study was jointly led by Menzies and the University of New South Wales, in partnership with the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the NT (AMSANT).

  149. NT News | Menzies and CDU graduations

    NT News | Menzies and CDU graduations

    Date

    Charles Darwin University and Menzies students graduations

  150. Inspirational students celebrate end of their studies

    Inspirational students celebrate end of their studies

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research and the VET School of Primary Industries and School of Community and Children's Services will be awarded their qualifications.

  151. Indigenous issues top to-do list as super-rich urged to dig deep

    Indigenous issues top to-do list as super-rich urged to dig deep

    Date

    Supports for a five-year project at the Menzies School of Health Research to address hearing problems among indigenous people in the Northern Territory.

  152. NT News | Big Night for Territorians

    NT News | Big Night for Territorians

    Date

    Report on Professor Amanda Leach and other NT finalists in the 2019 Telstra Businesswomen's Awards .

  153. CDU, Menzies researcher leads battle against malaria

    CDU, Menzies researcher leads battle against malaria

    Date

    National Tribune Online news | Graduating this week with a PhD, rising star malaria researcher Dr Steven Kho.

  154. MediaNewsroomCDU, Menzies researcher leads battle against malaria CDU, Menzies researcher leads battle against malaria

    MediaNewsroomCDU, Menzies researcher leads battle against malaria CDU, Menzies researcher leads battle against malaria

    Date

    Blood platelets, neutrophils and the spleen have novel roles in people with malaria, according to new research from Charles Darwin University (CDU) and Menzies School of Health Research.

  155. CRCNA Newsletter | May 2019

    CRCNA Newsletter | May 2019

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research trainee Raelene Collins has been nominated for a top award for her work in the lab as part of the CRCNA's traditional Australian medicinal plant agribusiness project.

  156. 50 Top Biomedical And Health Scientists Join Prestigious Academy Of Medical Sciences Fellowship

    50 Top Biomedical And Health Scientists Join Prestigious Academy Of Medical Sciences Fellowship

    Date

    Prof Ric Price recognised by The Academy of Medical Sciences as one of 50 of the UK’s leading figures elected to their esteemed Fellowship.

  157. 50 top biomedical and health scientists join prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

    50 top biomedical and health scientists join prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

    Date

    Professor Richard Price , Professor of Global Health and Senior Principal Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, and Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford

  158. SMH | Hope and healing

    SMH | Hope and healing

    Date

    A new approach to treatment is helping Indigenous Australians fight kidney disease

  159. Bizarrely distributed and verging on extinction, this ‘mystic’ tree went unidentified for 17 years

    Bizarrely distributed and verging on extinction, this ‘mystic’ tree went unidentified for 17 years

    Date

    Dr Greg Leach writes about taking a specimen collected in the southern part of Kakadu National Park to the mecca of botanical knowledge in London, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

  160. Darwin: Driving Australia’s Medical Discussion

    Darwin: Driving Australia’s Medical Discussion

    Date

    Australia’s leading medical research institution, Menzies School of Health Research has conducted research on malaria in over 20 countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

  161. The winner takes it all  for S. aureus

    The winner takes it all for S. aureus

    Date

    The CAMERA2 study, executed in multiple countries addressing the question whether addition of a beta-lactam antibiotic (7 days) improves outcome in patients with MRSA bacteremia.

  162. Fixing health—why housing and income policy must be part of the mix

    Fixing health—why housing and income policy must be part of the mix

    Date

    In an AHHA issues brief released today, Stefanie Puszka outlines why housing and income policy changes needed to improve health outcomes.

  163. PUTTING RURAL HEALTH BACK ON THE MAP - Australia/New Zealand | April 23, 2019

    PUTTING RURAL HEALTH BACK ON THE MAP - Australia/New Zealand | April 23, 2019

    Date

    The Network: Towards Unity For Health (TUFH) Presents: A Virtual Expert Symposium - MODERATOR John Wakerman: Professor of Remote and Rural Health

  164. Two New Trials of Combination Therapy for MRSA Bacteremia

    Two New Trials of Combination Therapy for MRSA Bacteremia

    Date

    The CAMERA2 study, just presented by Steven Tong at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)

  165. Sunday Territorian | NT Young Achiever Awards

    Sunday Territorian | NT Young Achiever Awards

    Date

    Menzies Ben Christie recognised for winning the Career Achievement Award at the NT Young Achiever Awards.

  166. Centralian Advocate | New role for Professor in Alice

    Centralian Advocate | New role for Professor in Alice

    Date

    Professor John Wakerman will now be taking charge of remote and rural health services research in Alice Springs.

  167. Professor of Remote and Rural Health Services Research appointed in Alice Springs

    Professor of Remote and Rural Health Services Research appointed in Alice Springs

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) announces the appointment of Professor John Wakerman to lead remote and rural health services research based in Alice Springs.

  168. MIGAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: 2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    MIGAS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: 2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    Date

    Brisbane office trainee Cylence Fewquandie wins the prestigious MIGAS National 2018 MI-SCHOLARSHIP Indigenous Apprentice or Trainee of the Year,

  169. Territory FM | Mel Little chats with Dr Teresa Wozniak – Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research.

    Territory FM | Mel Little chats with Dr Teresa Wozniak – Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research.

    Date

    At Menzies Dr Wozniak is establishing a real-time surveillance system focusing on key drug-resistant infections across northern Australia. Regionally-relevant data are needed to inform infection prevention and control efforts and support the development of local and national treatment guidelines.

  170. Indigenous health in limelight at Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Indigenous health in limelight at Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Date

    Professor Amanda Leach is a Principal Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research, the institute leading the way in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical research.

  171. Contagion® to Report on the ECCMID Conference in Amsterdam

    Contagion® to Report on the ECCMID Conference in Amsterdam

    Date

    Steven Y. C. Tong, PhD, with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia, will speak about the results of the CAMERA2 trial on combination antibiotic therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

  172. BEN CHRISTIE WINS TERRITORY AWARD

    BEN CHRISTIE WINS TERRITORY AWARD

    Date

    Ben Christie has won the prestigious McDonalds NT Career Achievement Award at the 2019 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards.

  173. Asia–Pacific research partnerships set to tackle big challenges

    Asia–Pacific research partnerships set to tackle big challenges

    Date

    The largest grant, of $257,767, goes to the Menzies School of Health Research for a project with collaborators in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

  174. SMH | Commonwealth regional research grants key to 'science diplomacy'

    SMH | Commonwealth regional research grants key to 'science diplomacy'

    Date

    Among the other projects funded are the Menzies School of Health Research partnering with Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal to develop malaria treatments.

  175. Sport a boost to Menzies Indigenous health research

    Sport a boost to Menzies Indigenous health research

    Date

    Charles Darwin University E-news | Issue 2 Monday, 01 April 2019

  176. Intergenerational trauma and Indigenous suicides in WA

    Intergenerational trauma and Indigenous suicides in WA

    Date

    Experts claim the government is not only misdiagnosing the problem but is also unable to come up with productive solutions. By Karen Middleton.

  177. NT News | Prof Amanda Leach 2019 Telstra NT Business Woman of the Year

    NT News | Prof Amanda Leach 2019 Telstra NT Business Woman of the Year

    Date

    Professor Amanda Leach, named the 2019 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women of the Year and the For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award.

  178. CAAMA Podcast | Strong Voices Monday 25/09/2019

    CAAMA Podcast | Strong Voices Monday 25/09/2019

    Date

    Australian researchers have used current Hepatitis B virus genome sequences to map the movement of Aboriginal people into Australia. A senior research fellow at the Menzies school of health research discusses the research paper.

  179. Hepatitis B DNA Helps Trace History and Movement of First Australians

    Hepatitis B DNA Helps Trace History and Movement of First Australians

    Date

    The team found that hepatitis B virus isolated from these Aboriginal Australians is a unique strain called HBV/C4, which is not found anywhere else in the world.

  180. Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

    Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

    Date

    LongRoom News | Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia.

  181. Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

    Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements

    Date

    LongRoom News | Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia.

  182. Lowitja Institute Report | Anaemia Prevention Program, Katherine East

    Lowitja Institute Report | Anaemia Prevention Program, Katherine East

    Date

    An Anaemia Prevention Program has been running in three communities serviced by Sunrise Health in East Katherine region in the Northern Territory (NT)

  183. drinktank | Understanding the harm of alcohol consumption

    drinktank | Understanding the harm of alcohol consumption

    Date

    On Drink Tank today, Professor James Smith from the Menzies School of Health Research looks at a couple of the major policies adopted by the government which were influential in securing this award for the Territory.

  184. The social and economic costs and harms of alcohol consumption

    The social and economic costs and harms of alcohol consumption

    Date

    This report presents an overview of the social and economic costs and harms of alcohol consumption in the Northern Territory (NT).

  185. Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

    Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

    Date

    Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory that the mainland Aboriginal population separated from other early humans at least 59 thousand years ago and possibly entered the country near the Tiwi Islands.

  186. $6.57 MILLION TO KICK GOALS FOR YOUTH AND DIABETES HEALTH

    $6.57 MILLION TO KICK GOALS FOR YOUTH AND DIABETES HEALTH

    Date

    $6.57 million in extensive and exciting programs to tackle chronically high levels of Type 2 diabetes, and boost health and wellbeing through sport among Top End and Central Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.

  187. Menzies researcher gains national recognition

    Menzies researcher gains national recognition

    Date

    Menzies Professor Josh Davis has been awarded a Research Excellence Award at the NHMRC annual awards dinner in Canberra.

  188. Media Release | HOT NORTH Katherine Health Translation Workshop 14-15 March 2019

    Media Release | HOT NORTH Katherine Health Translation Workshop 14-15 March 2019

    Date

    HOT NORTH Katherine Health Translation Workshop 14-15 March 2019

  189. Menzies Superstars of Stem

    Menzies Superstars of Stem

    Date

    On a quiet Friday afternoon at Menzies, an emergency breaks out that only our #superstarsofSTEM can solve. An International Women's Day project.

  190. COAG Health Council | Communiqué 8 March 2019

    COAG Health Council | Communiqué 8 March 2019

    Date

    The Federal, state and territory Health Ministers met in Adelaide at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues.

  191. Counting the social, economic costs of alcohol harm

    Counting the social, economic costs of alcohol harm

    Date

    ABC Kimberley | The costs and harm of alcohol consumption have been analysed by Menzies School of Health in the Northern Territory.

  192. Counting the social, economic costs of alcohol harm

    Counting the social, economic costs of alcohol harm

    Date

    ABC Kimberley | The costs and harm of alcohol consumption have been analysed by Menzies School of Health in the Northern Territory.

  193. Curious Darwin: Do Darwin residents really drink more than other Aussies

    Curious Darwin: Do Darwin residents really drink more than other Aussies

    Date

    A report released this month by the Menzies School of Health Research shows that the NT does indeed have the highest rates of alcohol consumption per capita in Australia.

  194. Metformin appears safe in treating hyperglycemia during pregnancy

    Metformin appears safe in treating hyperglycemia during pregnancy

    Date

    Among indigenous and nonindigenous women in Australia, the use of metformin in treating hyperglycemic conditions during pregnancy, does not lead to serious adverse events.

  195. According to NT government, their alcohol reforms are working

    According to NT government, their alcohol reforms are working

    Date

    The social and economic cost of alcohol-related harm in the NT has increased according to research released by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  196. NT News | Alcohol related problems are costing Territory Taxpayers

    NT News | Alcohol related problems are costing Territory Taxpayers

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research | social and economic costs of alcohol in the Northern Territory.

  197. Mix 104.9 Katie Wolf with Professor James Smith

    Mix 104.9 Katie Wolf with Professor James Smith

    Date

    Social and Economic Costs and Harms of Alcohol Consumption in the Northern Territory.

  198. NT govt claims grog reforms are working

    NT govt claims grog reforms are working

    Date

    The social and economic cost of alcohol-related harm in the NT had increased from $642 million in 2009 to $1.38 billion per year, research released on Thursday by the Menzies School of Health Research said.

  199. Katherine goes against the trend on alcohol harm

    Katherine goes against the trend on alcohol harm

    Date

    Further, research conducted by the Menzies School of Health Research shows the social and economic cost of alcohol-related harm in the NT has increased from $642 million in 2009 to $1.38 billion per year.

  200. NTG Release | Alcohol Reforms are Cutting Crime

    NTG Release | Alcohol Reforms are Cutting Crime

    Date

    Further, research conducted by the Menzies School of Health Research shows the social and economic cost of alcohol-related harm in the NT has increased from $642 million in 2009 to $1.38 billion per year.

  201. New app uses real-life stories from Indigenous kids to help others deal with bullying

    New app uses real-life stories from Indigenous kids to help others deal with bullying

    Date

    A group of Northern Territory youth workers, Aboriginal broadcasters and health researchers have launched a new digital resource.

  202. RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

    RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

    Date

    The Federal Government will outline a national plan to eradicate rheumatic heart disease at next week's COAG meeting of health ministers.

  203. RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

    RN Breakfast | Rheumatic heart disease on COAG health agenda

    Date

    The Federal Government will outline a national plan to eradicate rheumatic heart disease at next week's COAG meeting of health ministers.

  204. Menzies researchers’ finalists in the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Menzies researchers’ finalists in the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Date

    Two researchers from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have been named finalists in the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

  205. Medical Republic | Alarming rates of T2 diabetes in our young indigenous

    Medical Republic | Alarming rates of T2 diabetes in our young indigenous

    Date

    Ten years after the “Closing the Gap” targets were laid out, a health disaster is emerging.

  206. The Wire | NEW ONLINE TOOL INTRODUCED TO PREVENT BULLYING OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH

    The Wire | NEW ONLINE TOOL INTRODUCED TO PREVENT BULLYING OF INDIGENOUS YOUTH

    Date

    Digital Trakz uses interactive cartoon graphics to present real-life scenarios of bullying and teasing that happens in the Indigenous communities and asks youth what they what do in particular situations.

  207. NACCHO Aboriginal Health | #Obesity #Diabetes News

    NACCHO Aboriginal Health | #Obesity #Diabetes News

    Date

    Type 2 Diabetes is a particular concern as there is a global trend of increasing numbers of young people being diagnosed, there is limited data available in Australia but anecdotally numbers are rising rapidly amongst young Indigenous Australians.

  208. Youth leaders learn about health hurdles of NT

    Youth leaders learn about health hurdles of NT

    Date

    Th Sun Newspapers | The Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) program, have visited the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies)

  209. Intervention needed to reduce Type 2 Diabetes in young Indigenous Australians

    Intervention needed to reduce Type 2 Diabetes in young Indigenous Australians

    Date

    Researchers are calling for immediate action to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes in Indigenous children and young people.

  210. Digital Trakz - A resource to reduce the impact of teasing in the lives of Aboriginal youth

    Digital Trakz - A resource to reduce the impact of teasing in the lives of Aboriginal youth

    Date

    A new resource has been launched in Darwin today designed to help youths cope with teasing and bullying.

  211. Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase, expert warns

    Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase, expert warns

    Date

    Professor Bart Currie from the Menzies School of Health Research said he expected the melioidosis bacteria would increase in tropical regions.

  212. International youth leaders sail into Menzies School of Health Research

    International youth leaders sail into Menzies School of Health Research

    Date

    The Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) program, have visited the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) to learn about some of the key public health challenges in the region.

  213. Eliminating skin disease in Aboriginal children could reduce antibiotic use by almost 20%

    Eliminating skin disease in Aboriginal children could reduce antibiotic use by almost 20%

    Date

    A study has revealed that 95 per cent of children in five remote Aboriginal communities had received an antibiotic prescription before their first birthday and almost half of them had received up to six prescriptions.

  214. Menzies B.Strong training in Townsville

    Menzies B.Strong training in Townsville

    Date

    More than 80 Health workers from around the Townsville region are participating in Menzies B.Strong workshops.

  215. Health survey of male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the NT

    Health survey of male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the NT

    Date

    The Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Gambling (AODG) Unit at Menzies School of Health Research is leading a research project relating to Health Literacy Among Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males in the NT.

  216. More banned drinkers busted trying to buy grog in Katherine than anywhere else

    More banned drinkers busted trying to buy grog in Katherine than anywhere else

    Date

    The independent evaluation overseen by Menzies School of Health Research points to a reduction in the supply of alcohol to problem drinkers and reductions for individuals whose alcohol related behaviour was causing repeat offending.

  217. NT News | Our children's hearing crisis

    NT News | Our children's hearing crisis

    Date

    To address chronic hearing problems in the NT's most vulnerable children a $7.9 million community-led program will be rolled out.

  218. Safer Communities: BDR Evaluation Shows Positive Results

    Safer Communities: BDR Evaluation Shows Positive Results

    Date

    The independent evaluation overseen by Menzies School of Health Research points to a reduction in the supply of alcohol to problem drinkers and reductions for individuals whose alcohol related behaviour was causing repeat offending.

  219. Menzies researcher wins prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

    Menzies researcher wins prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award

    Date

    Professor James Smith has been awarded an internationally renowned Fulbright Scholar Award.

  220. Research offers hope for rheumatic fever sufferers

    Research offers hope for rheumatic fever sufferers

    Date

    Northern Territory data has been used to prove that timely treatment for people with rheumatic fever reduces the risk of recurring illness and death.

  221. Funding spotlight on eliminating malaria in Vietnam

    Funding spotlight on eliminating malaria in Vietnam

    Date

  222. Menzies secures NHMRC funding to continue ground breaking research

    Menzies secures NHMRC funding to continue ground breaking research

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has welcomed today’s announcement of more than $12 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for new and ongoing research.

  223. Menzies School of Health Research home to three superstars of STEM

    Menzies School of Health Research home to three superstars of STEM

    Date

    Three Menzies School of Health Research researchers are among the new round of 2019 Superstars of STEM.

  224. BuzzFeed | Scientists Are Rejecting Massive Amounts Of Money

    BuzzFeed | Scientists Are Rejecting Massive Amounts Of Money

    Date

    Multiple Australian researchers have asserted that they will not accept funding or support from a tobacco industry-funded research organisation in an editorial published today.

  225. NT News | Researching the North

    NT News | Researching the North

    Date

    NT News Business section - Opinion by Tracey Hayes - Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing North Australia.

  226. Media Release | Researchers will not accept support from tobacco industry funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

    Media Release | Researchers will not accept support from tobacco industry funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

    Date

    Leading Australian researchers have stated they will not accept any funding or support from the tobacco industry funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World in an Editorial in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health today.

  227. $630,000 Injected into Suicide Prevention PhD Research

    $630,000 Injected into Suicide Prevention PhD Research

    Date

    Six PhD candidates from five Australian universities in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory will each receive $105,000 in funding to undertake new research into suicide prevention over three years.

  228. Words from Arnhem land: Aboriginal health messages need to be made with us rather than for us

    Words from Arnhem land: Aboriginal health messages need to be made with us rather than for us

    Date

    When researchers from Menzies School of Health Research starting working with us on rheumatic heart disease, we explained that the children needed better nutrition.

  229. Media Release|True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ currently underestimated, new research reveals

    Media Release|True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ currently underestimated, new research reveals

    Date

    Media Release | University of Otago

  230. True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ underestimated

    True burden of rheumatic fever in NZ underestimated

    Date

    The joint study by researchers from the University of Otago, ESR, University of Auckland and the Menzies School of Health Research, Australia.

  231. Project aims to develop roadmap for a sustainable bush medicine industry

    Project aims to develop roadmap for a sustainable bush medicine industry

    Date

    Life Matters talks to Queensland University medicinal chemist Jo Blanchfield and Taylah Church, an Indigenous trainee at the Menzies School of Health Research, about the project.

  232. 2GB | National Rural News November 8, 2018

    2GB | National Rural News November 8, 2018

    Date

    In today’s National Rural News a new research project to draw on the knowledge of Indigenous communities at 2:52"

  233. Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

    Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

    Date

    Health professionals and Maningrida stakeholders have come together to continue screenings of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

  234. Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

    Wire | RHD SCREENING CONTINUES

    Date

    Health professionals and Maningrida stakeholders have come together to continue screenings of rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

  235. SBS |Bush medicine and hopes to export it overseas

    SBS |Bush medicine and hopes to export it overseas

    Date

    Research project investigating the possibility of developing commercial sector.

  236. Open Forum.com.au | Bush plant medicine project set to bloom

    Open Forum.com.au | Bush plant medicine project set to bloom

    Date

    An Australian-first research and commercial partnership aims to explore the development of a sustainable agribusiness model for traditional Australian medicinal plants growing in northern Australia.

  237. ABC NT Country Hour | Bush medicine opportunities go under the microscope

    ABC NT Country Hour | Bush medicine opportunities go under the microscope

    Date

    Indigenous medicinal plants will be put under the microscope as part of an Australian-first research project to look at commercialisation opportunities for bush medicine.

  238. Xinhua.com | Aussie researchers tap native medicinal plants in major agribusiness project

    Xinhua.com | Aussie researchers tap native medicinal plants in major agribusiness project

    Date

  239. Katherine Times | Project to grow bush medicine business

    Katherine Times | Project to grow bush medicine business

    Date

    An Australian-first $1.01 million research and commercial partnership aims to explore the development of a sustainable agribusiness model for traditional Australian medicinal plants growing in Northern Australia.

  240. Media Release | GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR BUSH MEDICINE RESEARCH

    Media Release | GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR BUSH MEDICINE RESEARCH

    Date

    The Coalition Government is contributing more than $360,000 to research traditional Australian medicinal plants.

  241. CDU E-news | Menzies rewards commitment to health research

    CDU E-news | Menzies rewards commitment to health research

    Date

    The Menzies Board has created a new award this year, The Companion of Menzies, to recognise exceptional contributions and support to the continued development and success of Menzies School of Health Research.

  242. Media Release | Bush medicine partnership to sow seeds of collaboration

    Media Release | Bush medicine partnership to sow seeds of collaboration

    Date

    An Australian-first $1.01 million research and commercial partnership aims to explore the development of a sustainable agribusiness model for traditional Australian medicinal plants growing in Northern Australia

  243. Mirage News | Bush medicine partnership to sow seeds of collaboration

    Mirage News | Bush medicine partnership to sow seeds of collaboration

    Date

  244. Noosa News | Heading up Peregian community hub is John's new role

    Noosa News | Heading up Peregian community hub is John's new role

    Date

    He is a former board member of the National Heart Foundation in the Northern territory and served on the ethics committee of the Menzies School of Health in Darwin.

  245. The Australian | Shortfall in transplants

    The Australian | Shortfall in transplants

    Date

    A recent study in The Medical Journal of Australia found indigenous people on dialysis were “substantially less likely” than other Australians to be placed on the waiting list for a kidney.

  246. New program to tackle ear infection crisis

    New program to tackle ear infection crisis

    Date

    The five-year Hearing for Learning program is based on research by scientists at the Menzies School of Health Research and will employ and train community residents to help spot and treat ear disease and hearing problems.

  247. Sun Newspapers | Recognised for hard work

    Sun Newspapers | Recognised for hard work

    Date

    Sun Newspapers report on Professor Paul Torzillo receiving the Menzies Medallion

  248. NITV | Stop detaining kids under 14 and close Don Dale, former royal commissioner says

    NITV | Stop detaining kids under 14 and close Don Dale, former royal commissioner says

    Date

    NITV report on the 2018 Menzies Oration

  249. NT News | Researcher recognised for his hard work

    NT News | Researcher recognised for his hard work

    Date

    NT News report on Professor Paul Torzillo receiving the Menzies Medallion

  250. The Australian| Stop jailing kids under age 14: Don Dale judge

    The Australian| Stop jailing kids under age 14: Don Dale judge

    Date

    Ms White, a retired judge who sat on the Supreme Court of Queensland, served as co-­commissioner alongside Mick Gooda during the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. The pair last night gave the 2018 Menzies Oration at the Menzies School of Health ­Research in Darwin.

  251. Leading respiratory physician presented with Menzies Medallion

    Leading respiratory physician presented with Menzies Medallion

    Date

    Professor Paul Torzillo has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion for being a national leader in Aboriginal health care, research and policy.

  252. ANU Media Release | Professor Terry Dunbar moves closer to the hill

    ANU Media Release | Professor Terry Dunbar moves closer to the hill

    Date

    Professor Dunbar has been a dedicated leader in Indigenous health with positions at The University of Adelaide, Charles Darwin University and Menzies School of Health Research.

  253. ‘Backlash’: Northern Territory alcohol floor price divides community

    ‘Backlash’: Northern Territory alcohol floor price divides community

    Date

    This is how it’s always been in the Territory – a “dualistic framing” – according to Peter d’Abbs, the professor of substance misuse studies at the Menzies School of Health Research.

  254. Tackling smoking in remote communities

    Tackling smoking in remote communities

    Date

    The development of Yarning about Smoking is a collaboration between the Health Department’s Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program in Primary Health Care and the Menzies School of Health Research

  255. NTG Media Release | Tackling smoking in remote communities

    NTG Media Release | Tackling smoking in remote communities

    Date

    The development of Yarning about Smoking is a collaboration between the Health Department’s Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program in Primary Health Care and the Menzies School of Health Research. The resource can be used and accessed by people all across the Health Department as well as the NGO sector to provide assessments and intervention with people who are smoking.

  256. Smart phones to help with remote area heart sickness

    Smart phones to help with remote area heart sickness

    Date

    Dr Alice Mitchell is helping in the fight against one of the leading causes of death among young Indigenous people

  257. Territory bodybuilder and Menzies School of Health Research scientist Harry Owen wins strength competition

    Territory bodybuilder and Menzies School of Health Research scientist Harry Owen wins strength competition

    Date

    Harry Owen is a laboratory scientist at Menzies School of Health Research and was recently crowned Territory Strongman 2018 Strength Wars Champion.

  258. Large donation for vital research

    Large donation for vital research

    Date

    The generous staff at Darwin Airport have donated $13,000 to Menzies School of Health Research to go towards the purchase of Anaerobic Chamber.

  259. Anaerobic Chamber to help improve lives of Indigenous Children.

    Anaerobic Chamber to help improve lives of Indigenous Children.

    Date

    The Chamber is a crucial piece of equipment for growing anaerobic bacteria that can be found in children under the age of 5 with middle ear infections and chronic lung disease.

  260. ABC | Rheumatic heart disease going undiagnosed by NT's fly-in doctors, cardiologist warns

    ABC | Rheumatic heart disease going undiagnosed by NT's fly-in doctors, cardiologist warns

    Date

    The Northern Territory is home to some of the highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, but the transient nature of the region's medical practitioners could be hindering the fight to stop it.

  261. Our North, Our Future

    Our North, Our Future

    Date

    Northern Australia is becoming an economic powerhouse, delivering economic, social and environmental benefits to all Australians. The Our North, Our Future video on northern Australia showcases the progress occurring across the north, told by the people who live, work and do business in this thriving region.

  262. Gambling survey will measure gambling patterns and harms in the NT

    Gambling survey will measure gambling patterns and harms in the NT

    Date

    Menzies and Roy Morgan Research will conduct a survey on behalf of the NT Government to research patterns of gambling, problem gambling risk, harms from gambling and the health and wellbeing of Territorians.

  263. Understanding how NT Aboriginal school attendance could be improved

    Understanding how NT Aboriginal school attendance could be improved

    Date

    Regular attendance at preschool in remote Northern Territory communities will improve a child

  264. The Australian | Attendance at pre-school key to literacy, numeracy

    The Australian | Attendance at pre-school key to literacy, numeracy

    Date

    A study of more than 60,000 children born in the Northern Territory since 1994 has found that boosting remote preschool attendance could increase their chances of meeting Year 3 minimum standards for writing and numeracy by up to 70 per cent.

  265. The Wire | Kidney bias: Indigenous Australians missing out on transplants

    The Wire | Kidney bias: Indigenous Australians missing out on transplants

    Date

    Menzies has released a study highlighting the life-saving surgery many are missing out on and co-author Dr Paul Lawton spoke about some of the key findings.

  266. National Indigenous Times | Indigenous patients in need of new kidneys aren’t getting a fair go

    National Indigenous Times | Indigenous patients in need of new kidneys aren’t getting a fair go

    Date

    Indigenous patients with kidney disease are missing out on transplants because they are not being put on waiting lists for the potentially life-saving surgery, new research has found.

  267. Health system struggling with organ donation success

    Health system struggling with organ donation success

    Date

    Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Menzies School of Health Research and Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry found the disparity had barely changed over time.

  268. NMRC Strives to Reduce Risk of Melioidosis Among Deployed Sailors and Marines

    NMRC Strives to Reduce Risk of Melioidosis Among Deployed Sailors and Marines

    Date

    Dr. Kevin Schully, contractor and chief science officer with Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes Department (ACESO) recently retuned stateside after screening Sailors and Marines deployed to Darwin, Australia, who are at risk of developing melioidosis.

  269. The Australian | Silence is golden but not when it’s permanent

    The Australian | Silence is golden but not when it’s permanent

    Date

    Meanwhile, in the Northern Territory, dozens of project officers in 20 communities will complement the work of visiting ear specialists under a $7.9m partnership between the commonwealth, the Northern Territory government and the Balnaves Foundation, supported by the Menzies School of Health Research.

  270. Health Issues India | Could a malaria treatment be found in human blood?

    Health Issues India | Could a malaria treatment be found in human blood?

    Date

    Could a new defence against malaria be found in human blood? Research suggests that human platelets — a component of the blood — form a first-line defence against the malaria parasite.

  271. 'Long-grassers' admit easy access to grog despite reintroduction of banned drinker register

    'Long-grassers' admit easy access to grog despite reintroduction of banned drinker register

    Date

    A six-month review of the BDR conducted by the Menzies School of Health Research showed it was having an impact, but was not intended to work effectively in isolation.

  272. NT News | Hope to eradicate chronic Hep B

    NT News | Hope to eradicate chronic Hep B

    Date

    NT News | Hope to eradicate chronic Hep B

  273. Chronic hepatitis B elimination partnership launched

    Chronic hepatitis B elimination partnership launched

    Date

    A collaboration working to eliminate chronic hepatitis B (CHB) from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the Northern Territory (NT) is being launched by NT Health Minister the Hon Natasha Fyles.

  274. The Lancet | Anne Chang: a champion of childhood lung health

    The Lancet | Anne Chang: a champion of childhood lung health

    Date

    At a health centre in Melbourne for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the late 1980s, medical student Anne Chang had her eyes opened to Indigenous disadvantage in Australia

  275. Lend me your ear: New program targets hearing problems in NT children

    Lend me your ear: New program targets hearing problems in NT children

    Date

    RACGP report on the Hearing for Learning Initiative.

  276. Creating food retail environments for health

    Creating food retail environments for health

    Date

    WE are excited to announce the establishment of the first National Health and Medical Research Council Centre (NHMRC) for Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health.

  277. Arnhem Land children suffer world's highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease

    Arnhem Land children suffer world's highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease

    Date

    In a remote Indigenous community of 3,000 people, researchers have discovered the highest known rates of rheumatic heart disease in the world, where children as young as four have died from the entirely preventable condition.

  278. NT News | Data is lacking in BDR

    NT News | Data is lacking in BDR

    Date

    The banned drinker register turns one tomorrow, but the NT Government is yet to begin to collect hospital data to evaluate its success.

  279. NT Government media release | Evaluation of BDR

    NT Government media release | Evaluation of BDR

    Date

    Safer Communities and Generational Change: Alcohol Reform Progress Update Report and BDR Evaluation Response

  280. Katherine Times | Alcohol reforms rolled out, BDR on track

    Katherine Times | Alcohol reforms rolled out, BDR on track

    Date

    The BDR Evaluation covers the first 6 months of operation and was conducted independently by Menzies School of Health Research and released in June 2018.

  281. Hearing loss a serious issue

    Hearing loss a serious issue

    Date

    Announced in August, Hearing for Learning is a five year program of the NT Government, founded on research by scientists at the Darwin-based Menzies School of Health Research.

  282. F&P| Balnaves Foundation contributes $2.5m to treating Indigenous hearing loss

    F&P| Balnaves Foundation contributes $2.5m to treating Indigenous hearing loss

    Date

    New initiative is jointly funded by the NT and federal governments, based on research from the Menzies School of Health Research.

  283. Workshops to improve Indigenous health in the north west

    Workshops to improve Indigenous health in the north west

    Date

    The B.strong Brief Intervention Training Program, which according to North West Hospital and Health Service Indigenous Workforce Coordinator, Lila Pigliafiori, will give health workers the skills to promote health changes for their clients.

  284. Daily Mail | How 90 PER CENT of Aboriginal children are born with ear disease and most will end up half-deaf with brain development problems

    Daily Mail | How 90 PER CENT of Aboriginal children are born with ear disease and most will end up half-deaf with brain development problems

    Date

    A shocking 90 per cent of Aboriginal children in remote Northern Territory communities under three years old are born with an ear disease that can lead to significant development problems.

  285. ABC | 'Glue ear' project to fight hearing loss and improve outcomes for Aboriginal children

    ABC | 'Glue ear' project to fight hearing loss and improve outcomes for Aboriginal children

    Date

    Up to nine in every 10 Aboriginal children in some remote Northern Territory communities have a hearing impairment, but a new project aims to tackle that by training locals and reducing fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) specialists.

  286. Sounds Like Progress | NT News 15 August 2018

    Sounds Like Progress | NT News 15 August 2018

    Date

    $7.9 million investment in remote NT - Hearing for Learning Initiative

  287. Ear Health Funding

    Ear Health Funding

    Date

    Coverage of the Hearing for Learning Initiative Launch with the Northern Territory Government and the Balnaves Foundation on ABC TV News.

  288. Investing in Territory Kids and Generational Change – Hearing for Learning

    Investing in Territory Kids and Generational Change – Hearing for Learning

    Date

    A public private partnership between the Northern Territory Government, Australian Government and the Balnaves Foundation is addressing chronic hearing problems in Territory children.

  289. NT News 14 August 2018 OMOZ 2018 coverage and editorial

    NT News 14 August 2018 OMOZ 2018 coverage and editorial

    Date

    5th Australian Otitis media Conference underway in Darwin.

  290. Menzies secures funding to improve Indigenous cancer outcomes

    Menzies secures funding to improve Indigenous cancer outcomes

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research has welcomed an announcement of $2.5 million in NHMRC funding for an Indigenous-led collaboration to improve cancer outcomes for Australia’s first peoples.

  291. Menzies clinician-researchers receive NHMRC funding

    Menzies clinician-researchers receive NHMRC funding

    Date

    Two Menzies School of Health Research clinician-researchers have secured competitive NHMRC funding to continue their valuable work over the coming years.

  292. ScienceNews | A newly approved drug could be a boon for treating malaria

    ScienceNews | A newly approved drug could be a boon for treating malaria

    Date

    The first new treatment in 60 years for a particularly stubborn kind of malaria is raising hopes that it might help eradicate the disease.

  293. PNG-Aust researchers to combine under new grant program

    PNG-Aust researchers to combine under new grant program

    Date

    Australian and Papua New Guinean research groups will work in partnership to address malaria, tuberculosis and other health security threats, under a new grants program funded by the Australian government.

  294. Research reveals defence against malaria parasites

    Research reveals defence against malaria parasites

    Date

    The study, which has just been published in the prestigious journal Blood, was led by Associate Professor Brendan McMorran at ANU and Professor Nick Anstey at Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research

  295. Xinhuanet.com|Platelets kill up to 60 pct of malaria parasites: Australian study

    Xinhuanet.com|Platelets kill up to 60 pct of malaria parasites: Australian study

    Date

    The study, published by the Menzies School of Health Research (MSHR) in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), revealed that platelets attack and kill malaria parasites in the bloodstream.

  296. Platelets the first line of defence in malaria patients

    Platelets the first line of defence in malaria patients

    Date

    The humble platelet is usually regarded as just a tiny cell that helps the blood clot. A study just published in the prestigious journal Blood has found that platelets attack and kill malaria parasites in infected humans to reduce the number of parasites circulating in their blood.

  297. Remote Indigenous communities experience dramatic improvement in life expectancy

    Remote Indigenous communities experience dramatic improvement in life expectancy

    Date

    Professor Hoy paid tribute to the Tiwi people who requested these studies, which were initiated by founding Director of Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Professor John Matthews.

  298. Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

    Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

    Date

    Menzies is doing its part to ensure more Indigenous Territorians have access to potentially life-saving information about hepatitis B this World Hepatitis Day.

  299. Katherine Times | Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

    Katherine Times | Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

    Date

    Katherine Times | Making hepatitis B information more widely available to Indigenous communities

  300. ABC Radio Alice Springs | Professor Peter d'Abbs

    ABC Radio Alice Springs | Professor Peter d'Abbs

    Date

    Professor Peter d'Abbs -Professor of substance misuse studies, licensed clubs in remote communities history and possibilities.

  301. HOT NORTH Thursday Island Teaching Workshop

    HOT NORTH Thursday Island Teaching Workshop

    Date

    Health professionals from around Queensland have gathered on Thursday Island for the much-anticipated HOT NORTH regional teaching workshop on 24-25 July.

  302. ABC TV Back Roads program features Christine Wigger

    ABC TV Back Roads program features Christine Wigger

    Date

    Christine Wigger has been researching otitis media in the Tiwi Islands over 15 years.

  303. Xinhua News | "Radical cure" best treatment for common malaria: study

    Xinhua News | "Radical cure" best treatment for common malaria: study

    Date

    (Xinhua) -- Researchers have discovered that a "radical cure" is the best treatment for a type of malaria affecting 13 million people.

  304. New evidence supports radical treatment of  widespread form of malaria

    New evidence supports radical treatment of widespread form of malaria

    Date

    A team of malaria experts from a large international research collaboration has today published results supporting the need for a radical cure strategy to tackle one of the most debilitating forms of malaria caused by the Plasmodium vivax parasite.

  305. The Wire | Alert Anaemia

    The Wire | Alert Anaemia

    Date

    A new study has found that half of aboriginal and Torres strait islander infants who took part were anaemic. Danielle Aquino a PHD candidate at Menzies school of health research and was working as Senior program officer at the Fred Hollows foundation when they conducted the study.

  306. Preventing RHD through community-driven activities

    Preventing RHD through community-driven activities

    Date

    Health activities driven by remote Indigenous communities may be key to the sustainable and successful treatment and prevention of a potentially fatal disease, a study has found.

  307. Newcastle Herald | Indigenous medical education program a ‘successful step’ in improving health outcomes

    Newcastle Herald | Indigenous medical education program a ‘successful step’ in improving health outcomes

    Date

    Professor Gail Garvey has used a keynote lecture at the University of Newcastle during NAIDOC Week to praise the “successful and empowering” work of its Indigenous medical education program.

  308. The Ripple effect: Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians

    The Ripple effect: Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians

    Date

    Internationally-recognised leader in Indigenous cancer research, Professor Gail Garvey, will share her insights on the role Indigenous medical education can play in improving the health outcomes of Indigenous Australians, in a keynote lecture at the University of Newcastle.

  309. Bridging the Gap Foundation highlights Indigenous inequality

    Bridging the Gap Foundation highlights Indigenous inequality

    Date

    Bridging the Gap Foundation was established through the Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University. The national organisation aims to bridge the gap through raising awareness of challenges Indigenous people face and raising funds to address these issues.

  310. Bridging the Gap Foundation highlights Indigenous inequality

    Bridging the Gap Foundation highlights Indigenous inequality

    Date

    Bridging the Gap Foundation was established through the Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University. The national organisation aims to bridge the gap through raising awareness of challenges Indigenous people face and raising funds to address these issues.

  311. HealthLAB in Australian Geographic

    HealthLAB in Australian Geographic

    Date

    Australian Geographic July - August 2018 promotes HealthLAB National Science Week event at NT Parliament House.

  312. Australian support for eliminating malaria and health research in the Indo-Pacific

    Australian support for eliminating malaria and health research in the Indo-Pacific

    Date

    Australia is playing a leading role in supporting malaria elimination efforts, particularly in the Indo-Pacific. The Government's Stronger Systems for Health Security program is supporting practical, relevant research into fundamental health security challenges.

  313. NT Government | Evaluation Shows BDR Working to Cut Supply of Alcohol to Problem Drinkers

    NT Government | Evaluation Shows BDR Working to Cut Supply of Alcohol to Problem Drinkers

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research has provided independent oversight of the 6-month process evaluation of the implementation of the BDR.

  314. BDR is working, Govt says

    BDR is working, Govt says

    Date

    Minister Fyles said Menzies School of Health Research has provided independent oversight, and that report is now available online for all Territorians to read.

  315. HPV champion and childhood blindness researcher honoured

    HPV champion and childhood blindness researcher honoured

    Date

    Menzies' Dr Lisa Whop received the NHMRC Rising Star Award last night.

  316. Why aren't there stinger nets so people can swim at Darwin beaches?

    Why aren't there stinger nets so people can swim at Darwin beaches?

    Date

    Professor Bart Currie contributes to the "Curious Darwin" story.

  317. National review to investigate low Indigenous kidney transplant rates

    National review to investigate low Indigenous kidney transplant rates

    Date

    One of the members of the panel will be Dr Jaqui Hughes, Australia’s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nephrologist, based at the Royal Darwin Hospital and at the Menzies School of Health Research, who said the news of the inquiry was “really welcome”.

  318. Feds unveil review of kidney process | NT News

    Feds unveil review of kidney process | NT News

    Date

    The Federal Government is poised to announce an inquiry into indigenous access to kidney transplants.

  319. Territory sporting great, tough battle with melioidosis | NT News

    Territory sporting great, tough battle with melioidosis | NT News

    Date

    Former Essendon great Michael Long credits Professor Bart Currie for his diagnosis and treatment for melioidosis.

  320. Update on the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot

    Update on the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot

    Date

    The Australian Government Department of Health has funded Menzies School of Health Research to prepare for, and implement the National Pilot.

  321. 'Our kids need proper water': Families plead for action over uranium in drinking water

    'Our kids need proper water': Families plead for action over uranium in drinking water

    Date

    Respected Northern Territory kidney specialist Alan Cass, from the Menzies School of Health Research, said those claims needed "careful research".

  322. NT News | Sharing health message on FB

    NT News | Sharing health message on FB

    Date

    NT News | Sharing health message on FB

  323. Media release | Feel-good social media posts more likely to encourage healthy behaviour

    Media release | Feel-good social media posts more likely to encourage healthy behaviour

    Date

    Positive health-related social media posts that provide new information are more likely to be shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to encourage healthy behaviours, a study has found.

  324. Balonne Beacon | Motivational techniques to boost Balonne

    Balonne Beacon | Motivational techniques to boost Balonne

    Date

    THE health of the community was the focal point of the B.strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program that was held in St George.

  325. Antibiotic Resistance: The Epidemic Is Here

    Antibiotic Resistance: The Epidemic Is Here

    Date

    Welcome to the world of antibiotic resistance, where superbugs will put the lives of everyone from chemotherapy patients to those with a sexually transmitted infection or even a simple graze at risk.

  326. Women in regional areas struggle with unplanned pregnancies

    Women in regional areas struggle with unplanned pregnancies

    Date

    Susan Belton, an adjunct professor with Menzies school of health research in Darwin, said the lack of regional doctors did not help.

  327. HOT NORTH Visiting Fellow, Arca Testamenti Travels to Darwin

    HOT NORTH Visiting Fellow, Arca Testamenti Travels to Darwin

    Date

    HSP recently partnered with the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia to support a HOT NORTH Visiting Fellowship for an exceptional graduate student from Indonesia’s Bogor Agricultural University.

  328. Researchers call for global action to improve Indigenous health outcomes

    Researchers call for global action to improve Indigenous health outcomes

    Date

    A Menzies researcher is calling on the WHO and governments to prioritise improvements in cancer control for Indigenous people globally.

  329. Barunga cuts sugar for festival

    Barunga cuts sugar for festival

    Date

    Festival goers will also get the chance to find out more about the importance of good health and nutrition at the Menzies School of Health Research mobile HealthLAB during the Festival.

  330. 2018 Indigenous Men’s Conference and 2018 Indigenous Women’s Wellbeing Conference in Cairns QLD Australia.

    2018 Indigenous Men’s Conference and 2018 Indigenous Women’s Wellbeing Conference in Cairns QLD Australia.

    Date

    The stage is set to accommodate all delegations of the 2018 Indigenous Men’s Conference and 2018 Indigenous Women’s Wellbeing Conference scheduled on the 13th – 15th of June 2018 at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel.

  331. NT News | HOT NORTH ASM

    NT News | HOT NORTH ASM

    Date

    NT News report on the HOT NORTH Annual Scientifiv Symposium.

  332. NT News | Traditional medicine helps patients

    NT News | Traditional medicine helps patients

    Date

    NT News report on traditional medicine research - page 5.

  333. Systematic review of traditional and complementary medicine use among indigenous cancer patients

    Systematic review of traditional and complementary medicine use among indigenous cancer patients

    Date

    A review of traditional and complementary medicine use among Indigenous cancer patients across four countries has found that cancer patients continue to hold traditional medicine in high regard as they seek to cure and cope with their diagnosis

  334. HOT NORTH researchers gather in Darwin

    HOT NORTH researchers gather in Darwin

    Date

    The HOT NORTH research initiative will be holding its inaugural Annual Scientific Symposium at Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) in Darwin, from 24 to 25 May, 2018.

  335. Menzies to provide training for Torres Strait health workers

    Menzies to provide training for Torres Strait health workers

    Date

    Health workers from 10 Torres Strait Islands will be taking steps to improve the health of their communities by participating in a brief intervention training program delivered by Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) this week.

  336. Research centre launches collaborative study into parechovirus – an emerging infection in infants

    Research centre launches collaborative study into parechovirus – an emerging infection in infants

    Date

    Researchers across Australia will work together to study an emerging virus that has caused three outbreaks of serious illness in infants since 2013. Parechovirus can cause sepsis-like and meningitis-like infection leading to developmental delays in severe cases.

  337. Budget 2018: Aboriginal patients convinced the Government to help them get home

    Budget 2018: Aboriginal patients convinced the Government to help them get home

    Date

    On her island home, far away from talk of tax cuts and budget wins and losses, Jacqueline Amagula got the news she has been waiting and fighting for.

  338. Chronic hepatitis B to be eliminated from NT | Katherine Times

    Chronic hepatitis B to be eliminated from NT | Katherine Times

    Date

    An important collaboration which will work to eliminate chronic hepatitis B from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the NT has been established.

  339. Chronic hepatitis B to be eliminated from the Northern Territory

    Chronic hepatitis B to be eliminated from the Northern Territory

    Date

    An important collaboration which will work to eliminate chronic hepatitis B (CHB) from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in the Northern Territory (NT) has been established.

  340. Bendigo Advertiser | Pain free staph fix given green light

    Bendigo Advertiser | Pain free staph fix given green light

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), findings show there has been inaccurate reporting of resistance to the recommended antibiotic, trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim).

  341. Pain free golden staph treatment cleared for use in remote communities

    Pain free golden staph treatment cleared for use in remote communities

    Date

    A northern Australian research team has provided reassuring support for the continued use of an oral treatment option for patients with skin infections, finding that there has been inaccurate reporting of resistance to the recommended antibiotic.

  342. Scullion hails Indigenous health funding

    Scullion hails Indigenous health funding

    Date

    NT Senator Nigel Scullion - "funding continues the Coalition Government's strong commitment to supporting the best health and medical research."

  343. Win for dialysis patients in Northern Territory

    Win for dialysis patients in Northern Territory

    Date

    THE Territory’s kidney disease sufferers will be the major beneficiaries of a new Medicare item to be announced by the Turnbull Government today.

  344. Indigenous Funding Boost | NT News

    Indigenous Funding Boost | NT News

    Date

    Menzies will use NHMRC funding to boost health outcomes of Indigenous Australians through two projects.

  345. NT News | Meetings for Health School

    NT News | Meetings for Health School

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research is hosting the first consultation to establish patient and community led national guidelines to be added to the overall management plans for people affected by kidney health issues.

  346. Creating better guidelines for kidney health management

    Creating better guidelines for kidney health management

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is hosting the first consultation to establish patient and community led national guidelines to be added to the overall management plans for people affected by kidney health issues.

  347. Hospitalizations spike as booze bill hits hard | NT News

    Hospitalizations spike as booze bill hits hard | NT News

    Date

    Professor James Smith comments on government policy, hospital data and harm-minimisation strategies.

  348. Saving Lives of remote children | NT News

    Saving Lives of remote children | NT News

    Date

    Darwin researchers have uncovered alarming rates of rheumatic heart disease in East Timorese children.

  349. Cardiologists identify alarming levels of rheumatic heart disease in Timor-Leste

    Cardiologists identify alarming levels of rheumatic heart disease in Timor-Leste

    Date

    Research by Australian cardiologists has found the rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Timor-Leste are among the highest in the world. The landmark study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

  350. Gambling study examines 'incredibly social' card games played in Indigenous communities

    Gambling study examines 'incredibly social' card games played in Indigenous communities

    Date

    ANU's Centre for Gambling is leading the three-year project, which has made its initial findings, in partnership with Amity Community Services and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  351. National Forum on Child Protection | The Stringer

    National Forum on Child Protection | The Stringer

    Date

    A National Forum on Child Protection to be held in Darwin over three days – from June 26. Professor Gary Robinson will be one of the keynote presenters.

  352. Bush footy may be health key - researcher | Katherine Times

    Bush footy may be health key - researcher | Katherine Times

    Date

    Professor Judd’s presentation in Melbourne was supported by the Bridging the Gap Foundation, which raises funds for research at Charles Darwin University and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  353. HOT NORTH News - Issue 3 | 22 March 2018

    HOT NORTH News - Issue 3 | 22 March 2018

    Date

    Welcome to the first edition of 2018 and the third edition overall. Much has happened since the last time we touched base and we're hoping this newsletter serves to get you up to speed with all of the HOT NORTH activities.

  354. Uptake of revolutionary hepatitis drugs lowest in areas of greatest need | ABC AM

    Uptake of revolutionary hepatitis drugs lowest in areas of greatest need | ABC AM

    Date

    The Northern Territory has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the country. But research by the Doherty Institute shows it has the second lowest rate of uptake of drugs that cure the disease.

  355. Tuberculosis elimination course for Indonesian health workers

    Tuberculosis elimination course for Indonesian health workers

    Date

    Menzies is collaborating with the Burnet Institute to deliver training in the prevention and eradication of tuberculosis (TB) to 25 visiting Indonesian health professionals.

  356. Heart Foundation partnership with HealthLAB - NT News

    Heart Foundation partnership with HealthLAB - NT News

    Date

    Heart Foundation partnership with HealthLAB - NT News report

  357. HealthLAB expands educational offering through Heart Foundation partnership

    HealthLAB expands educational offering through Heart Foundation partnership

    Date

    People living in remote NT communities will benefit from an expanded health education offering through a partnership between Menzies and the Heart Foundation.

  358. NT Gambling Project - The Tiwi News | Issue #35

    NT Gambling Project - The Tiwi News | Issue #35

    Date

    The NT Gambling Project has satrted in Wurrumiyanga on the Tiwi Islands.

  359. Measuring cancer in Indigenous populations

    Measuring cancer in Indigenous populations

    Date

    Researchers Dr Kalinda Griffiths, Dr Suzanne Moore and Professor Gail Garvey, explain why cancer surveillance in Indigenous populations can be prone to bias.

  360. Rheumatic heart disease in the Pacific island nations

    Rheumatic heart disease in the Pacific island nations

    Date

    A pending motion from WHO might seek to eradicate rheumatic heart disease, which is still prevalent in Pacific island nations where progress is lagging.

  361. Malaria victim facing double hand amputation considers legal action against GP

    Malaria victim facing double hand amputation considers legal action against GP

    Date

    Malaria expert Professor Ric Price, from the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, said advising travellers about the prevention of malaria was not straightforward.

  362. Doctor targets kidney disease

    Doctor targets kidney disease

    Date

    Dr Jaquelyne Hughes - research fellow and nephrologist a finalist in the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Research Award

  363. Alcohol harm minimisation investments welcomed by leading NT research institute

    Alcohol harm minimisation investments welcomed by leading NT research institute

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has welcomed the investment in alcohol harm minimisation strategies released today by the Northern Territory Government in The Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Action Plan 2018-19.

  364. Rheumatic heart disease focus for NT Fulbright Scholar

    Rheumatic heart disease focus for NT Fulbright Scholar

    Date

    Associate Professor Anna Ralph awarded an internationally renowned Fulbright Scholarship to help eliminate rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia.

  365. Roundtable Towards Roadmap For Renal Health - Media Release

    Roundtable Towards Roadmap For Renal Health - Media Release

    Date

    A renal roundtable convened by Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt AM in Darwin began charting the roadmap this week.

  366. Katherine doctors push for more public housing

    Katherine doctors push for more public housing

    Date

    Katherine Times reports on the HOT NORTH Teaching Workshop.

  367. HOT NORTH Katherine Teaching Workshop 20-21 February

    HOT NORTH Katherine Teaching Workshop 20-21 February

    Date

    HOT NORTH, a four-year National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded research program led by Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), is hosting a teaching workshop in Katherine, Northern Territory from 20-21 February 2018.

  368. Dr Jaqui Hughes | Finalist for the Bupa Health Award.

    Dr Jaqui Hughes | Finalist for the Bupa Health Award.

    Date

    Advancing the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic and end stage kidney disease.

  369. Research centre gets the green light to begin critical pandemic research

    Research centre gets the green light to begin critical pandemic research

    Date

    APPRISE researcher Professor Ross Andrews, an epidemiologist at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, said effective and respectful engagement with communities rather than for them is critical to effective preparation for future pandemics.

  370. Territory FM | Mornings with Mel Little. Professor Bart Currie

    Territory FM | Mornings with Mel Little. Professor Bart Currie

    Date

    ASK AN EXPERT: Wednesday the 7th of February 2018 Professor Bart Currie, HOT NORTH Program.

  371. Study confirms the importance of vaccinating for whooping cough during pregnancy

    Study confirms the importance of vaccinating for whooping cough during pregnancy

    Date

    An important baseline study to determine the benefits of mothers being vaccinated during the third trimester of pregnancy against pertussis, or ‘whooping cough’ has recently been published in the prestigious Cambridge University Press Epidemiology & Infection Journal.

  372. Nursing Review profile Cherie Whitbread

    Nursing Review profile Cherie Whitbread

    Date

    Nursing Review profile Cherie Whitbread

  373. Townsville Bulletin | HOT NORTH funding

    Townsville Bulletin | HOT NORTH funding

    Date

    North Queensland could be a “global leader” in tropical medicine as part of a multimillion-dollar research plan.Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said the program would be led by the Menzies School of Health Research and would build the region’s research capacity.

  374. HOT NORTH 2018 funding awards released: Building the health research workforce in northern Australia

    HOT NORTH 2018 funding awards released: Building the health research workforce in northern Australia

    Date

    A total of 13 new health research projects have been announced as part of HOT NORTH, a four-year National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded program led by Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).

  375. Indigenous ear health the "missing piece of the disadvantage puzzle"

    Indigenous ear health the "missing piece of the disadvantage puzzle"

    Date

    RN Life Matters - In many Indigenous communities, middle ear infections are rife, leading to hearing problems and a life of disadvantage.

  376. BMJ Journals - Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

    BMJ Journals - Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

    Date

    Professor Phil Giffard featuring in the editorial of BMJ Journals - Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) which is the world's longest running international journal on sexual health.

  377. MJA Podcasts 2018 Episode 2: Men's health, with A/Prof James Smith

    MJA Podcasts 2018 Episode 2: Men's health, with A/Prof James Smith

    Date

    Professor James Smith discusses the importance of investing in men's health, particularly for vulnerable groups.

  378. ABC | Opinion: Not all doctors agree my patient deserved his kidney transplant.

    ABC | Opinion: Not all doctors agree my patient deserved his kidney transplant.

    Date

    Just before Christmas 2016, a 68-year-old man received a kidney transplant, one of 1,091 Australians that year.

  379. Inspire magazine | HOT NORTH

    Inspire magazine | HOT NORTH

    Date

    HOT NORTH Director, Menzies’s Professor Bart Currie envisages that, “by building the capacity of health professionals and scientists in northern Australia, we’re working towards improvements in health outcomes not only for Australia, but also the Asia-Pacific region.

  380. A Katherine solution to a Katherine problem

    A Katherine solution to a Katherine problem

    Date

    The Katherine community decided there must be another avenue - Thomason Opie from Katherine Youth Justice Reinvestment Group

  381. CRANAplus magazine | Thumbs up for GOOD TUCKER app

    CRANAplus magazine | Thumbs up for GOOD TUCKER app

    Date

    A free healthy food app designed to help people from remote communities make healthier food and beverage choices at local stores has been launched.

  382. CRANAplus magazine | Alaska trip highlights global problem

    CRANAplus magazine | Alaska trip highlights global problem

    Date

    It took a trip halfway around the world for Galiwin'ku researchers to be reminded that all Indigenous peoples face challenges of viral hepatitis.

  383. Indigenous Australians far less likely to get a kidney transplant

    Indigenous Australians far less likely to get a kidney transplant

    Date

    One in four Indigenous Australians will develop kidney disease, but new figures show that they are far less likely to be able to access a kidney transplant.

  384. Creating health apps that work for Indigenous youth

    Creating health apps that work for Indigenous youth

    Date

    Public health professionals working with Indigenous youth are urged to take a new and engaging approach to delivering positive health messages.

  385. Fair access demanded for patients

    Fair access demanded for patients

    Date

    KOORI MAIL | Remote Aboriginal Australians with kidney disease have demanded equitable access to life-saving treatment closer to home to prevent the removal of people from their traditional homelands.

  386. Diabetes project | Cairns Post

    Diabetes project | Cairns Post

    Date

    A PROJECT aimed at improving health outcomes, systems of care and services for women with diabetes in pregnancy, has made its way to the Far North.

  387. Listen to Indigenous patient experts on how to transform renal care

    Listen to Indigenous patient experts on how to transform renal care

    Date

    Their concerns and solutions are documented in a new report by the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin: Indigenous Patient Voices: gathering perspectives, finding solutions for chronic and end stage kidney disease.

  388. School attendance, birthweight fell during Northern Territory intervention rollout, study finds

    School attendance, birthweight fell during Northern Territory intervention rollout, study finds

    Date

    The joint project between the Menzies School of Health Research and the University of Sydney assessed data in 73 communities and 10 town camps where the intervention's Income Management Scheme was rolled out.

  389. Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

    Children negatively impacted by early intervention restrictions

    Date

    The research team from the School of Economics at the University of Sydney and the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin examined daily school attendance records of children attending NT government schools in the 73 Aboriginal communities and 10 town camps affected by the policy.

  390. Racist’ heath system failing NT Indigenous kidney patients

    Racist’ heath system failing NT Indigenous kidney patients

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research senior fellow and Dr G Yunupingu’s doctor Paul Lawton said while a non-indigenous kidney patient living in Darwin was as or more likely to receive a transplant as someone living in Sydney or Melbourne, that was not the case for Aboriginal people.

  391. Diabetes researcher wins 2017 Harry Christian Giese—Research into Action Award

    Diabetes researcher wins 2017 Harry Christian Giese—Research into Action Award

    Date

    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 (Menzies) as the first faculty of the new Northern Territory University. During its...

  392. Mine workers to be used for heat study

    Mine workers to be used for heat study

    Date

    WORKERS at the Northern Territory’s McArthur River Mine will be the guinea pigs for a study by Menzies School of Health to determine the effects of heat stress on productivity.

  393. Sustained reduction in petrol sniffing after low aromatic fuel rollout

    Sustained reduction in petrol sniffing after low aromatic fuel rollout

    Date

    Researchers from The University of Queensland and Menzies School of Health Research have evaluated prevalence and patterns of inhaling petrol since the introduction of low aromatic fuel (LAF).

  394. Monitoring heat stress among mine workers to benefit northern Australia

    Monitoring heat stress among mine workers to benefit northern Australia

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is teaming up with Glencore at the McArthur River Mine (MRM) to gain an accurate assessment of the effects of heat stress on the workforce and productivity at the mine site and shipping facilities in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

  395. Funding fillip for fever tool - NT News

    Funding fillip for fever tool - NT News

    Date

    DARWIN’S Menzies School of Health Research will work with the Telethon Kids Institute to develop a cutting edge diagnostic tool to detect acute rheumatic fever.

  396. 2017 Menzies Oration: Democratising Indigenous Data

    2017 Menzies Oration: Democratising Indigenous Data

    Date

    The 2017 Menzies Oration delivered by Professor Ian Anderson AO, Deputy Secretary Indigenous Affairs in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

  397. Northern Territory paediatrician honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Northern Territory paediatrician honoured with Menzies Medallion

    Date

    Long-term Northern Territory paediatrician, Professor Peter Morris has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.

  398. DFAT: Foreign policy in action - malaria research

    DFAT: Foreign policy in action - malaria research

    Date

    Matthew Grigg is a senior research fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research and spent several years researching mosquitoes and malaria while living in a small town called Kudat in Sabah, Malaysia.

  399. Developing Northern Australia 2017 Implementation Report

    Developing Northern Australia 2017 Implementation Report

    Date

    Page 20 - Case Study | The Australian Government funded HOT NORTH project has hit the ground running in 2017, and is building north Australia’s expertise and capacity in tropical medicine through research projects that will transfer new knowledge to communities.

  400. Indigenous patients left feeling ’isolated’

    Indigenous patients left feeling ’isolated’

    Date

    AN INDIGENOUS dialysis patient being away from home and families is no good. That’s one of the messages from indigenous kidney patients calling for equitable care in a new report from Menzies School of Health Research.

  401. NT Australian of the Year awards: Cardiologist Bo Remenyi

    NT Australian of the Year awards: Cardiologist Bo Remenyi

    Date

    A doctor championing the fight against the scourge of rheumatic heart disease in the Northern Territory has been named the Northern Territory's Australian of the year.

  402. Remote kidney patients face homelessness

    Remote kidney patients face homelessness

    Date

    Patients and their support networks have called for equal health care closer to their homes in a new report released by the Menzies School of Health Research in the Northern Territory.

  403. Boosting Early Learning For Indigenous Children

    Boosting Early Learning For Indigenous Children

    Date

    Dr D’Aprano, a paediatrician who works with children with developmental difficulties, first noticed the disparity while on sabbatical in the Northern Territory.

  404. Diabetes researcher reminds mums with diabetes to focus on their health

    Diabetes researcher reminds mums with diabetes to focus on their health

    Date

    In conjunction with World Diabetes Day on 14 November, Menzies School of Health Research principal research fellow Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown reminded mothers and health professionals that women’s health is important, especially when complicated by diabetes.

  405. Indigenous Australians travelling 1000 kilometres for kidney dialysis: report

    Indigenous Australians travelling 1000 kilometres for kidney dialysis: report

    Date

    In a new Menzies School of Health Research report, patients and carers from across northern and central Australia called on state, territory and federal government health ministers to overhaul the system to provide more holistic care.

  406. Indigenous kidney patients call for equitable care in new report

    Indigenous kidney patients call for equitable care in new report

    Date

    Indigenous people with kidney disease living in remote and rural Australia as well as their support networks have made a resounding call for equitable health care closer to home in a report released today by Menzies School of Health Research.

  407. Longest running Aboriginal health study to enter new stage

    Longest running Aboriginal health study to enter new stage

    Date

    For thirty years, researchers at the Menzies School of Health research have been tracking the health of babies born to Aboriginal mothers at Royal Darwin Hospital between 1987 and 1990.

  408. $12 Million NT Investment aims to save lives

    $12 Million NT Investment aims to save lives

    Date

    Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion and Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt AM today announced the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for researchers at Darwin’s Menzies School of Medical Research, covering Indigenous-specific and broader health projects.

  409. Menzies secures funding to improve Indigenous child health

    Menzies secures funding to improve Indigenous child health

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has welcomed today’s announcement of more than $12 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding for new and ongoing research.

  410. Indigenous Australians under-reporting the amount of ‘unhealthy foods’ they consume

    Indigenous Australians under-reporting the amount of ‘unhealthy foods’ they consume

    Date

    There is an urgent need to better track community nutrition to support policymakers in improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote communities.

  411. Good Tucker app gets thumbs up from Rob

    Good Tucker app gets thumbs up from Rob

    Date

    The Good Tucker app scans a product’s barcode and then shows how healthy or unhealthy it is with a simple thumbs up, sideways or down message.

  412. 'Good tucker, long life': Hopes app will turn Indigenous eating habits around

    'Good tucker, long life': Hopes app will turn Indigenous eating habits around

    Date

    The Good Tucker app is designed to put free, instant and easy advice in the palm of your hand, moving away from conventional forms of healthy food campaigning.

  413. Tracking nutrition found to be vital - Koori Mail

    Tracking nutrition found to be vital - Koori Mail

    Date

    MEASURING what people eat is important for informing food and nutrition policy and programs, according to research from Menzies School of Health Research published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

  414. B.strong Brief Intervention Face-to-Face Training Workshop

    B.strong Brief Intervention Face-to-Face Training Workshop

    Date

    There are significant differences in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in Queensland and the rest of the population. A lot of this can be addressed by changing three key lifestyle factors: smoking, nutrition and physical activity.

  415. Dr John Boffa: reviewing NT alcohol policies

    Dr John Boffa: reviewing NT alcohol policies

    Date

    Policies that raise the price of the cheapest alcoholic beverages are effective in reducing consumption and, it follows, alcohol-related harm, such as injury, illness and violent offending, writes Dr John Boffa­

  416. Rivers of grog could run dry - Centralian Advocate

    Rivers of grog could run dry - Centralian Advocate

    Date

    Centralian Advocate, Alice Springs NT by John Boffa. The Expert Advisory Panel that reviewed the NT's alcohol policies and legislation is to be congratulated on a great job.

  417. Food data vital - Centralian Advocate

    Food data vital - Centralian Advocate

    Date

    THERE is a need to track community nutrition over time using food and beverage data to help improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote communities, according to new research.

  418. Award no tall order for Matthew - Darwin Sun

    Award no tall order for Matthew - Darwin Sun

    Date

    A DARWIN scientist has been named the Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year in recognition of his research into a type of monkey malaria transmitted to humans via mosquitoes.

  419. Making connections: Medibank and Wadeye

    Making connections: Medibank and Wadeye

    Date

    Medibank’s engagement with the Wadeye community has evolved into a health planning tri-partnership with the local community and the Menzies School of Health Research.

  420. It’s time for another type of story about Indigenous smoking rates

    It’s time for another type of story about Indigenous smoking rates

    Date

    A leading Aboriginal health researcher has called for research and reporting on Indigenous smoking rates to be reframed, to reflect the good news that is emerging and to acknowledge the role of colonisation, dating back to when tobacco was distributed as rations and wages.

  421. Aboriginal Australians ditch cigarettes

    Aboriginal Australians ditch cigarettes

    Date

    The Australian - Menzies School of Health Research Professor David Thomas, who collaborated with the ABS, says each year more indigenous people are successfully quitting and fewer children are taking up the habit.

  422. Lucky Luke - The Darwin poet whose muse is a dialysis machine

    Lucky Luke - The Darwin poet whose muse is a dialysis machine

    Date

    In the Northern Territory in the 1990s, an Indigenous person was estimated to be 15 to 30 times more likely to have kidney failure than a non-Indigenous person. It was this disparity that compelled Paul Lawton, a kidney specialist, to move to Darwin from Melbourne.

  423. Encouraging Indigenous smoking and quitting trends in latest ABS Report

    Encouraging Indigenous smoking and quitting trends in latest ABS Report

    Date

    The latest report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides encouraging news about national smoking trends among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the 20 year period from 1994 to 2014/15.

  424. Tracking food and beverage purchases in remote NT communities

    Tracking food and beverage purchases in remote NT communities

    Date

    Measuring what people eat is important for informing food and nutrition policy and programs, according to research from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

  425. Monkey malaria researcher presented with NT Young Tall Poppy award

    Monkey malaria researcher presented with NT Young Tall Poppy award

    Date

    Dr Matthew Grigg's research into monkey malaria has already changed WHO treatment guidelines and saved lives across Southeast Asia, writes Sarah Condie - Cosmos Magazine

  426. Herald Sun | We are delivering for North: Joyce

    Herald Sun | We are delivering for North: Joyce

    Date

    THE Coalition is investing more than $6 billion in Northern Australia, on its way to delivering more than 50 of the recommendations from its white paper, according to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

  427. HOT NORTH: A community of excellence in tropical medicine

    HOT NORTH: A community of excellence in tropical medicine

    Date

    The Australian Government funded HOT NORTH project has hit the ground running in 2017, and is building north Australia’s expertise and capacity in tropical medicine through research projects that will transfer new knowledge to communities.

  428. PhD: malaria paralyses immune cells

    PhD: malaria paralyses immune cells

    Date

    THE quest to develop a better malaria vaccine is a complicated business, but that hasn't deterred Dr Jessica Loughland, of the Menzies School of Health Research, who received a PhD yesterday from Charles Darwin University

  429. Katherine Times | Dr Grigg wins science award

    Katherine Times | Dr Grigg wins science award

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research clinical research fellow Dr Matthew Grigg has been named the 2017 NT Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year.

  430. NT News | Brains Trust Born

    NT News | Brains Trust Born

    Date

    Researchers at Darwin's Menzies School of Health Research will play a key role in a new push to fight the scourge of malaria in the Asia-Pacific region.

  431. Monkey malaria researcher named NT Young Tall Poppy

    Monkey malaria researcher named NT Young Tall Poppy

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) clinical research fellow Dr Matthew Grigg has been named the 2017 NT Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year in recognition for ongoing research into Plasmodium knowlesi (P. knowlesi) malaria, a type of monkey malaria transmitted to humans via mosquitos in Southeast Asia.

  432. New Australian-led malaria research powerhouse gears up to hunt down malaria across the Asia-Pacific

    New Australian-led malaria research powerhouse gears up to hunt down malaria across the Asia-Pacific

    Date

    Australia will take a leadership role in the Asia-Pacific region in a new initiative to help our nearest neighbours rid the scourge of malaria, in a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination.

  433. Burnet welcomes new regional Health Security Initiative

    Burnet welcomes new regional Health Security Initiative

    Date

    Burnet Institute has warmly welcomed the Australian Government’s new Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative to combat the challenges of existing and emerging infectious diseases for Australia and our region.

  434. Let’s quit being idiots

    Let’s quit being idiots

    Date

    The time has come to think seriously about the impact smoking has on us - NT News Opinion Jill Poulsen.

  435. Sharing a Heartbeat: Rheumatic heart disease movie released in Darwin

    Sharing a Heartbeat: Rheumatic heart disease movie released in Darwin

    Date

    A push for more awareness around the effects of rheumatic heart disease on pregnancy has led to a film developed, written, and directed by Australian Indigenous women.

  436. Top doctor calls for total ban on cigarettes, switch to e-cigarettes

    Top doctor calls for total ban on cigarettes, switch to e-cigarettes

    Date

    Menzies School of Health researcher Dr Marita Hefler says the rapid evolution of alternative nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes, meant outlawing combustible tobacco, including cigarettes, was now possible.

  437. Researchers at World Conference

    Researchers at World Conference

    Date

    Community-based researchers Sarah Bukulatjpi, George Gurruwiwi and Roslyn Dhurrkay, from Galiwin'ku in the Northern Territory, recently spoke on viral hepatitis at the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference in Anchorage.

  438. Call to ban durries in Oz

    Call to ban durries in Oz

    Date

    NT academic says outlawing smokes is not impossible THE rise in popularity of ecigarettes could open the door to a legislated ban on the sale of cigarettes, according to a Northern Territory academic.

  439. Indigenous women are less likely to survive breast cancer

    Indigenous women are less likely to survive breast cancer

    Date

    Prof. Gail Garvey from @MenziesHealth explains why Indigenous women are less likely to survive breast cancer than other women

  440. Is it time to outlaw cigarette sales in Australia?

    Is it time to outlaw cigarette sales in Australia?

    Date

    In a commentary published in the international journal Tobacco Control, Dr Marita Hefler said “The ongoing availability of cigarettes is an historical anomaly. Any other consumer product that kills up to two-thirds of its long-term users remaining legal is unimaginable.”

  441. CRANAplus magazine | From Elcho to Alaska

    CRANAplus magazine | From Elcho to Alaska

    Date

    A team of community-based researchers from Elcho Island, made the long journey to Anchorage to present at a conference.

  442. Curious Darwin: Why is there no malaria in Australia's northern capital?

    Curious Darwin: Why is there no malaria in Australia's northern capital?

    Date

    Professor Ric Price is an expert in malaria who works at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin. He said the victory over malaria was a result of prompt and effective diagnosis, actions to control mosquito numbers, and close follow-up of people who returned home from overseas who were sick with malaria.

  443. Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease

    Preterm babies at risk of developing kidney disease

    Date

    How healthy we are in adulthood is, in many ways, determined while we are still in the womb. Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney disease later in life according to a landmark Monash University study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney development.

  444. Dr Jaqui Hughes interview, National TalkBlack

    Dr Jaqui Hughes interview, National TalkBlack

    Date

    Kidney specialist, Dr Jaqui Hughes talks to National TalkBlack

  445. Kimberley patients forced to travel thousands of kilometres for essential dialysis training

    Kimberley patients forced to travel thousands of kilometres for essential dialysis training

    Date

    A kidney health forum held in Darwin last week tabled the concerns of remote dialysis patients from Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

  446. Centralian Advocate | Kids miss out on early intervention

    Centralian Advocate | Kids miss out on early intervention

    Date

    Another submission, from Menzies School of Health Research, says most young offenders “grow out of” their poor behaviour as they develop. “Much research has shown the juvenile institutions are not rehabilitative or cost effective; incarceration is traumatic and interferes with the development process of young people,”

  447. ABC Online | Indigenous dialysis patients pushing for grassroots community health services

    ABC Online | Indigenous dialysis patients pushing for grassroots community health services

    Date

    Aboriginal dialysis patients say too many people are dying a lonely death away from their families, because they cannot be treated at home. In remote parts of Australia, patients whose kidneys are failing often have to leave their home communities to seek dialysis treatments in larger cities and towns.

  448. CAAMA |  Great potential to learn from Aboriginal people

    CAAMA | Great potential to learn from Aboriginal people

    Date

    The winner of a prestigious Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Award says kidney specialists need to better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views on kidney transplant and how they wish to deal with kidney disease in communities.

  449. NT News - Kidney research wins prize

    NT News - Kidney research wins prize

    Date

    NT NEWS reports Professor Alan Cass, wins the prestigious Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Award.

  450. Professor Alan Cass, wins clinical science award

    Professor Alan Cass, wins clinical science award

    Date

    Kidney specialist and Director of Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies), Professor Alan Cass, was presented with the prestigious Kidney Health Australia Clinical Science Award tonight at the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN ASM) conference dinner.

  451. Koori Mail | Liquor permit schemes in the spotlight

    Koori Mail | Liquor permit schemes in the spotlight

    Date

    LIQUOR permit schemes in the Northern Territory can be made easier to implement and more accountable to local communities, an NT Government commissioned report has found.

  452. Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation teams with Menzies

    Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation teams with Menzies

    Date

    Called Opening Doors, the chronic disease strategy evaluation report shines a light on the work done by the Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation in NSW with Menzies.

  453. Indigenous voices to be heard

    Indigenous voices to be heard

    Date

    Indigenous people with end-stage kidney disease from across northern and central Australia will be sharing their stories at an upcoming kidney conference in the hope of effecting change.

  454. Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans

    Malaria parasite spreads from howler monkeys to humans

    Date

    Matthew J Grigg, of the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin, Australia and Georges Snounou, of the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, say it is imperative that studies establish whether this is the simium parasite or whether it might be a reservoir of vivax in Brazilian monkeys, which “would pose a substantial threat to malaria elimination throughout the continent and possibly beyond”

  455. Menzies part of the Eureka Prize winning team

    Menzies part of the Eureka Prize winning team

    Date

    The Scabies Research Team, from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute; the Kirby Institute; St Vincent's Hospital Sydney; and Menzies School of Health Research, wins the 2017 Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research.

  456. Koori Mail | B.Strong Program

    Koori Mail | B.Strong Program

    Date

    QUEENSLAND health professionals will receive training on how to provide culturally appropriate healthy lifestyle advice to Indigenous people under the Menzies B.strong training program.

  457. ABC Radio AM | Belyuen Hip Hop on Mental Health

    ABC Radio AM | Belyuen Hip Hop on Mental Health

    Date

    Teenagers in the Northern Territory Aboriginal community of Belyuen say they hope their hip hop video clip about mental illness will encourage other kids to be open about their problems. Professor Gary Robinson Director, Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education praised their efforts.

  458. Report urges simpler liquor permit management in communities

    Report urges simpler liquor permit management in communities

    Date

    Liquor permit schemes in the Northern Territory (NT) can be made easier to implement and more accountable to local communities, a NT Government-commissioned report has found.

  459. West Arnhem Wire | HealthLAB in Jabiru

    West Arnhem Wire | HealthLAB in Jabiru

    Date

    The Jabiru community is reminded that the Menzies HealthLAB will be at the Bowali Visitor Centre on Wednesday, August 16 as part of National Science Week 2017.

  460. NT News - Menzies HealthLAB at Parliament House

    NT News - Menzies HealthLAB at Parliament House

    Date

    HealthLAB in Parliament House for Science Week pollies health checks, NT Thunder captain Shannon Rioli calls on the general public to come along.

  461. NITV | $2.24m health initiative by Menzies in QLD

    NITV | $2.24m health initiative by Menzies in QLD

    Date

    The $2.24 million B.Strong initiative will be rolled out over three years by the Menzies School of Health Research to health professionals in Queensland giving culturally-appropriate lifestyle advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients

  462. 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 tour the Top End between 11 and 18 August as part of National Science Week.

  463. QLD Government | B.Strong training program release

    QLD Government | B.Strong training program release

    Date

    QLD Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brief Intervention Training Program.

  464. ABC Radio National - 'tsunami' of kidney disease

    ABC Radio National - 'tsunami' of kidney disease

    Date

    At the Garma Festival in the Northern Territory, RN Drive's Patricia Karvelas sat down with two experts in the field. Melanie Rarrtjiwuy Herdman Representing the CEO of Miwatj Health Dr Paul Lawton Kidney specialist from the Menzies School of Health Research who treated Dr G. Yunupingu

  465. Australian Financial Review - Dr Paul Lawton at Garma

    Australian Financial Review - Dr Paul Lawton at Garma

    Date

    The loss of Dr G Yunupingu to kidney disease has shone a light on the "largely preventable" renal health nightmare afflicting remote communities, his doctor says.

  466. ABC online | Research targeting asthma and smoking

    ABC online | Research targeting asthma and smoking

    Date

    Indigenous smoking rates: Older kids a new tool to break cycle in Northern Territory. By Nancy Notzon. Senior research fellow Dr Gabrielle McCallum | A trial targeting improved asthma outcomes and creating an environment where it's cool not to take up smoking.

  467. Research in the HOT NORTH

    Research in the HOT NORTH

    Date

    As part of the Improving Health Outcomes in the Tropical North: a multidisciplinary collaboration (HOT NORTH) being undertaken at the Telethon Kids Institute under the leadership of Prof Jonathan Carapetis, work is being done to improve methods for monitoring GAS antibiotic susceptibility.

  468. ABC online | Elcho Island researchers bound for Alaska

    ABC online | Elcho Island researchers bound for Alaska

    Date

    Three community-based researchers from Elcho Island working with Menzies School of Health Research are bound for Alaska to present at an international viral hepatitis conference.

  469. Elcho Island community researchers Alaska-bound

    Elcho Island community researchers Alaska-bound

    Date

    Three community-based researchers from Elcho Island working with Menzies School of Health Research are bound for Alaska to present at an international Indigenous viral hepatitis conference.

  470. Weekend Australian | Legacy of Dr G Yunupingu

    Weekend Australian | Legacy of Dr G Yunupingu

    Date

    Weekend Australian | Legacy of Dr G Yunupingu - Dr Paul Lawtton

  471. ABC Life Matters - the gap in Indigenous life expectancy

    ABC Life Matters - the gap in Indigenous life expectancy

    Date

    The death this week of the wonderful singer Dr G Yunipingu at the age of just 46 from long-term illness, brings home once again the disparity in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

  472. Dr G Yunupingu chose to leave dialysis knowing he would die, doctor says

    Dr G Yunupingu chose to leave dialysis knowing he would die, doctor says

    Date

    Late Arnhem Land musician Dr G Yunupingu chose to end his dialysis treatment knowing the dire consequences that would follow, his doctor has told the ABC.

  473. Who'd wanna listen to me? The humble genius of Dr. G. Yunupingu

    Who'd wanna listen to me? The humble genius of Dr. G. Yunupingu

    Date

    The sad passing of Dr G Yunupingu with Mark Grose from the record label Skinnyfish and Dr Paul Lawton.

  474. Territory Q congratulates Cherie Whitbread

    Territory Q congratulates Cherie Whitbread

    Date

    Territory Q Magazine recognising Cherie Whitbread's awards for the NT 2017 Nurse/Midwife of the Year and NT Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery Education and/or Research!

  475. Consortium to help close gap | Koori Mail

    Consortium to help close gap | Koori Mail

    Date

    Eleven organisations have united to form the new Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC).Efforts to close the health gap in central Australia.

  476. NT Aboriginal men fall behind in life expectancy

    NT Aboriginal men fall behind in life expectancy

    Date

    National Indigenous Times reports on a study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, found that between 1967 and 2012 the difference in life expectancies for NT Aboriginal women and the wider Australian population declined by 4.6 years.

  477. Red Centre of medical innovation

    Red Centre of medical innovation

    Date

    A research oasis in the desert, this centre for innovation is fertile ground for investment by government, corporations and philanthropists alike.

  478. World-class focus on boosting remote health

    World-class focus on boosting remote health

    Date

    The announcement of a new central Australian academic health science centre, led by the Aboriginal community-controlled health service sector and bringing together a consortium of 11 clinical and research groups, is a big deal.

  479. Territory Q features HOT NORTH

    Territory Q features HOT NORTH

    Date

    Read about our HOT NORTH collaboration in the latest Territory Q Magazine.

  480. Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre

    Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre

    Date

    An academic health science centre in Central Australia is the first Aboriginal-led collaboration to achieve Federal Government recognition for leadership in health research and delivery of evidence-based health care.

  481. Academic Health Science Centre - Media Release

    Academic Health Science Centre - Media Release

    Date

    An academic health science centre in Central Australia is the first Aboriginal-led collaboration to achieve Federal Government recognition for leadership in health research and delivery of evidence-based health care.

  482. Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC)

    Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC)

    Date

    A unique consortium bringing together Aboriginal community controlled health services and leading medical researchers will spearhead efforts to close the health gap in Central Australia. Indigenous Health Minister Ken Wyatt congratulated the 11 organisations partnering in the new Central Australia Academic Health Science Centre (CAAHSC).

  483. Tuberculosis, Why haven’t we eliminated TB already?

    Tuberculosis, Why haven’t we eliminated TB already?

    Date

    Tuberculosis - Medical Republic Why haven’t we eliminated TB already?

  484. Menzies HealthLAB to visit Bowali Visitor Centre

    Menzies HealthLAB to visit Bowali Visitor Centre

    Date

    The Menzies HealthLAB will be at the Bowali Visitor Centre on Wednesday, August 16 as part of National Science Week 2017. Using the latest technology to measure participants’ health and inform them about the impacts of smoking, alcohol misuse and diet, which can increase the risk of diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

  485. STI swabs reveal pattern | NT News 1 July 2017

    STI swabs reveal pattern | NT News 1 July 2017

    Date

    Surface swabbing of toilets and bathrooms could strengthen disease surveillance according to recent research from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) published in the journal PeerJ.

  486. Study finds the monitoring of toilet surfaces could impact public health surveillance

    Study finds the monitoring of toilet surfaces could impact public health surveillance

    Date

    Surface swabbing of toilets and bathrooms could strengthen disease surveillance according to recent research from Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) published in the journal PeerJ.

  487. Professor Sven Silburn contributes to NT's Royal Commission into Youth Detention and Child Protection

    Professor Sven Silburn contributes to NT's Royal Commission into Youth Detention and Child Protection

    Date

    Royal Commission into Youth Detention and Child Protection in the Northern Territory - Professor Sven Silburn contributes to the hearings.

  488. ABC TV coverage of lung capacity study collaboration

    ABC TV coverage of lung capacity study collaboration

    Date

    Menzies have been out and about at the Northern Territory Rugby League Junior fixtures, measuring lung function in healthy young people. The study measures two types of lung function tests in healthy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young adults, to find the best range of healthy results. Which in turn will be used to help diagnose lung problems such as asthma. Dr Gabrielle McCallum manager of our Child Health Respiratory Program teamed up with with Queensland University of Technology PhD student Tamara Blake.

  489. Australian Doctor - otitis media clinical trial

    Australian Doctor - otitis media clinical trial

    Date

    Otitis Media - a clinical trial where Indigenous infants will receive an extra dose of pneumococcal vaccine to try and cut down the rates of incidence.

  490. 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.

  491. Fatal croc attacks rising in NT

    Fatal croc attacks rising in NT

    Date

    A study has found crocodile related deaths have jumped in the past two decades.

  492. 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

  493. 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.

  494. 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)

  495. 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.

  496. 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.

  497. 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

  498. 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.

  499. 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.

  500. 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.

  501. 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

  502. 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

  503. 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.

  504. 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

  505. 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.

  506. 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.

  507. NT News editorial on Menzies gambling report

    NT News editorial on Menzies gambling report

    Date

    NT Government release Menzies report into gambling rates

  508. 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.

  509. 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.

  510. 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.

  511. 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.

  512. 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.

  513. 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.

  514. 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.

  515. 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.

  516. 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.

  517. 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.

  518. 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.

  519. 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.

  520. 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

  521. 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

  522. 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).

  523. 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.

  524. 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.

  525. 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.

  526. 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.

  527. 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.

  528. 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.

  529. 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.

  530. 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.

  531. 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.

  532. 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.

  533. 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.

  534. MJA Videos 2017 Episode 5

    MJA Videos 2017 Episode 5

    Date

    Dr Lisa Whop, cervical cancer in Indigenous women

  535. 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.

  536. 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.

  537. 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.

  538. 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.

  539. 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.

  540. 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.

  541. 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.

  542. 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.

  543. 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".

  544. 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.

  545. 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.

  546. 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"

  547. 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.

  548. 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).

  549. 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.

  550. 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.

  551. 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.

  552. 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.

  553. 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.

  554. 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.

  555. 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.

  556. 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...

  557. 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...

  558. 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.

  559. 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.

  560. 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.

  561. 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.

  562. $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.

  563. 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.

  564. 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.

  565. 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.

  566. 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.

  567. 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.

  568. 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.

  569. 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.

  570. 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.

  571. 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.

  572. 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.

  573. 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.

  574. 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.

  575. 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).

  576. 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.

  577. 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.

  578. 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.

  579. 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.

  580. 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).

  581. 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.

  582. 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.

  583. 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.

  584. 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

  585. 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.

  586. 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.

  587. '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.

  588. 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.

  589. 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.

  590. 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

  591. 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.

  592. Menzies wins cancer grant funding

    Menzies wins cancer grant funding

    Date

  593. 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.

  594. '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

  595. 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.

  596. 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.

  597. 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.

  598. 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.

  599. 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.

  600. Working to beat kidney disease

    Working to beat kidney disease

    Date

    A commentary by Senator Nigel Scullion, Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister

  601. 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.

  602. 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.

  603. 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.

  604. 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.

  605. 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.

  606. 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.

  607. 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.

  608. 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.

  609. 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.

  610. $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.

  611. 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...

  612. 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).

  613. 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.

  614. 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).

  615. 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.

  616. 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.

  617. 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.

  618. 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.

  619. 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.

  620. 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.

  621. 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.

  622. 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.

  623. 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.

  624. 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.

  625. 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.

  626. 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.

  627. 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.

  628. 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%.

  629. 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.

  630. 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.

  631. 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.

  632. 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.

  633. 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.

  634. '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.

  635. 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.

  636. 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.

  637. 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.

  638. 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.

  639. 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.

  640. 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.

  641. 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.

  642. 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.

  643. 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.

  644. 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.

  645. 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.

  646. 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.

  647. 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…

  648. 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.

  649. 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.

  650. 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

  651. 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.

  652. 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.

  653. 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.

  654. 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).

  655. 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.

  656. 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.

  657. 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.

  658. 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.

  659. 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.

  660. 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.

  661. 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.

  662. 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.

  663. 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

  664. 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.

  665. 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.

  666. 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.

  667. 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.

  668. 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.

  669. 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.

  670. 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...

  671. 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.

  672. 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.

  673. 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.

  674. 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.

  675. 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.

  676. 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

  677. 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.

  678. 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).

  679. 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.

  680. 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.

  681. 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.

  682. 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.

  683. 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.

  684. 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.

  685. 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).

  686. 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.

  687. 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.

  688. 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.

  689. 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.

  690. 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.

  691. 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.

  692. 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.

  693. 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.

  694. 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.

  695. 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.

  696. 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.

  697. 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).

  698. 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.

  699. 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.

  700. 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).

  701. 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.

  702. 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.

  703. 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.

  704. 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.

  705. 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.

  706. 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.

  707. 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.

  708. 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.

  709. 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.

  710. 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.

  711. 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.

  712. 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.

  713. 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.

  714. 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.

  715. 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.

  716. 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.

  717. 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.

  718. 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.

  719. 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.

  720. 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.

  721. 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.

  722. 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.

  723. 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.

  724. 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.

  725. 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.

  726. 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.

  727. 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.

  728. 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

  729. 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.

  730. 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.

  731. 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.

  732. 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.

  733. 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.

  734. 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.

  735. 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.

  736. 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.

  737. 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.

  738. 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.

  739. 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.

  740. 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.

  741. 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.

  742. 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.

  743. 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.

  744. 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.

  745. 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.

  746. 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.

  747. 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.

  748. 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.

  749. 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.

  750. 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.

  751. 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.

  752. 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...

  753. 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...

  754. 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...

  755. 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...

  756. 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...

  757. 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.

  758. 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.

  759. 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.

  760. 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.

  761. 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.

  762. 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.

  763. 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.

  764. 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.

  765. 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.

  766. 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.

  767. 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.

  768. 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.

  769. 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.

  770. 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.

  771. 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).

  772. 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.

  773. 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.

  774. 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.

  775. 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.

  776. 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.

  777. 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.

  778. 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.

  779. 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.

  780. 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.

  781. 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.

  782. 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.

  783. 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.

  784. 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.

  785. 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).

  786. 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.

  787. 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.

  788. 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.

  789. 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.

  790. 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.

  791. 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.

  792. 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.

  793. 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.

  794. 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.

  795. 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.

  796. 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.

  797. 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.

  798. 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.

  799. 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.

  800. 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.

  801. 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.

  802. 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.

  803. 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.

  804. 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.

  805. 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).

  806. 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.

  807. 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.

  808. 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.

  809. 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?’

  810. Young blood

    Young blood

    Date

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

  811. 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.

  812. 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.

  813. 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.

  814. 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.

  815. 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.

  816. A bold new vision

    A bold new vision

    Date

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

  817. 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’.

  818. 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?

  819. 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.

  820. 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.

  821. Fighting For Life

    Fighting For Life

    Date

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

  822. 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.

  823. Researcher of the month: Dr David Thomas

    Researcher of the month: Dr David Thomas

    Date

    Doctor goes to war on a world of smoking.

  824. The online ashtray

    The online ashtray

    Date

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

  825. Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function

    Research endorses national standard for assessment of kidney function

    Date

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

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

    Date

    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.

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

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

    Date

    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.

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

    A bright scientific mind leaves his mark on Indigenous health

    Date

    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.

  829. Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

    Confronting the scourge of Indigenous Suicide

    Date

    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.

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

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

    Date

    One doctor’s mission to beat childhood lung disease.

  831. Menzies trains nutritionists from Timor Leste in Central Australia

    Menzies trains nutritionists from Timor Leste in Central Australia

    Date

    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).

  832. Scabies and strongyloides: a community snapshot

    Scabies and strongyloides: a community snapshot

    Date

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

  833. The melioidosis files

    The melioidosis files

    Date

    A potentially fatal bacterial disease, lurking in soil.

  834. 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.

  835. Evaluation of Indigenous housing programme

    Evaluation of Indigenous housing programme

    Date

  836. Mental health is important for everyone

    Mental health is important for everyone

    Date

  837. ABC stateline report - beating scabies and strongyloidiasis

    ABC stateline report - beating scabies and strongyloidiasis

    Date

    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.

  838. 2011 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholar

    2011 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholar

    Date

    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.