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Today is #internationaldayofolderpersons so we spoke to @JedMontayre from @westernsydneyu about his innovative approach to ageing research. https://www.southwestsydneyresearch.org.au/ageing-is-not-just-about-decline-says-ageing-researcher/

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24.03.2020

Australian researchers work to eradicate Tuberculosis

In 2015, there were 10.4 million cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and 1.8 million deaths from the disease. And no… that’s not a typo. To further emphasise just how deadly the disease actually is: tuberculosis continues to kill around 4,000 people globally each day. No, that’s not a typo either…. that’s 4,000 people every day!…

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17.03.2020

Tackling childhood obesity in South West Sydney

Jaryd (not his real name) is 11 years old and weighs 187kg. Aiya (not her real name) is two and has symptoms of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. They are only two of the 44,000 children and young people (CYP) living in South West Sydney who are obese. For these CYP, childhood is often tainted…

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06.03.2020

Research into women’s health: a priority in South West Sydney

The challenge of research is making sure it is impactful, can be translated into the community, and that also hasn’t been done before. The researchers at Western Sydney University have certainly risen to that challenge. For women of South West Sydney, that means better programs and improved health outcomes.   Obesity and breast cancer screening:…

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31.01.2020

Research helping staff feel safe in emergency departments

Feeling safe in ED Changing the way things are done in hospitals can be challenging but when change is supported by quality research, the transition can be a successful one. This has certainly been the case for South Western Sydney Local Health District’s ‘Feeling Safe in ED’ project which has caught the attention of other local…

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06.12.2019

SAFEWARDS: Improving safety in mental health wards

Working in a mental health inpatient unit can be challenging. Faced with conflict, distress and even aggression, staff sometimes need to use methods such as transferring patients to a more secure unit, restraint or seclusion. However, the implementation of the research-based SAFEWARDS program aims to reduce the use of these methods to make mental health…

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