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17.01.2020

Campbelltown to receive its own medical research centre

Campbelltown’s most pressing health conditions will form the basis of research at the newly-announced Macarthur Medical Research Centre. Western Sydney University welcomed a generous donation from the Lang Walker Family who will contribute up to $26 million to the university towards building the research centre. Housing researchers from foundational partners including South Western Sydney 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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06.12.2019

Helen Goldsmith: Helping nurses in research

Nurses have many competing demands. From the moment their shift begins to when it’s time for handover, there are endless things to do and patients to care for. So, for many nurses, the thought of embarking on research is not only daunting but seemingly, almost impossible. This is where Dr Helen Goldsmith, Clinical Nurse Consultant…

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29.11.2019

Not all exercise is equal when it comes to mental health

Researchers from Western Sydney University and Deakin University are calling for new global physical activity guidelines to ensure they effectively address mental health. In their paper, “Do we need physical activity guidelines for mental health: What does the evidence tell us?” researchers found that some types of physical activities are better for mental health than…

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21.11.2019

Ingham awards night: the Oscars night of research

If anyone had inadvertently walked into the Arena at the William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm last Thursday night, they might have been a bit confused. So polished and so classy was the 7th Ingham Institute Annual Awards Dinner that it could easily have been mistaken for the Oscars was it not for its location in…

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18.11.2019

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  New national bowel cancer screening register The national bowel cancer screening program (NBCSP) is transitioning to the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) with the national register officially operating the new register from Monday, November 18. Click HERE for more information.   New “mini degrees” for health professionals Sydney University is now offering short courses…

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