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A Flexible, Low-Cost, Online Program for Teens With Depression and Anxiety

A new online program for high school students with anxiety and depression has been found to be effective, following a research trial funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH). The Chilled Plus Program (similar to the Cool Kids Program) developed by researchers at the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health, is a cognitive behavioural treatment that [...]

A Flexible, Low-Cost, Online Program for Teens With Depression and Anxiety2019-08-21T09:34:02+10:00

Survival Patterns in Men With Prostate Cancer

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health provides a unique opportunity to understand how testing relates to diagnosis and survival in men with prostate cancer. Ankur from the University of Sydney was awarded the Rotary Club of Blacktown, Rotary Districts 9790 and 9830 PhD Scholarship this year to provide a national perspective of the changes [...]

Survival Patterns in Men With Prostate Cancer2019-08-20T14:42:44+10:00

A Rise in Bowel Cancer Screening

A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) suggests a rise in the number of older Australians participating in screening methods for bowel cancer. Natalie Dodd from the University of Newcastle was awarded the Rotary District 9650 Bowelscan PhD Scholarship by ARH in 2015 to look at ways of improving uptake of colorectal screening [...]

A Rise in Bowel Cancer Screening2019-08-19T14:27:02+10:00

Identifying Mental Health Problems Before Puberty

Puberty marks a transition in risk for the onset of mental health problems, but the earliest symptoms often begin before the physical changes of puberty start. Recent research funded by Australian Rotary Health has found different levels of adrenal hormones in primary school children can predict some of these problems. In 2015, Dr Lisa Mundy [...]

Identifying Mental Health Problems Before Puberty2019-08-16T13:35:44+10:00

New Intervention Uses Family to Treat Depression and Anxiety in Children

A research trial funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) shows that a new family-based intervention is successful in treating children with depression and anxiety. With an ARH Funding Partner Scholarship co-funded by Motto Fashions, the Rotary Club of Richmond and Deakin University, Michelle Benstead developed and evaluated BEST-Foundations, a preventative family-based intervention for children at [...]

New Intervention Uses Family to Treat Depression and Anxiety in Children2019-08-05T12:04:49+10:00

Cool Kids Health Reduces Somatic Symptoms in Children With Anxiety

A new study by researchers at Macquarie University shows that a brief psychotherapy program is effective in treating highly distressed youth with both somatic health symptoms and anxiety and/or depression. Associate Professor Maria Kangas was awarded an Australian Rotary Health Mental Health Research Grant from 2015-2017 to investigate whether the Cool Kids Health (CKH) program [...]

Cool Kids Health Reduces Somatic Symptoms in Children With Anxiety2019-07-31T14:31:50+10:00

Health and Wellbeing of Teenagers in Remote Indigenous Communities

A new research study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) will look at how factors in early life have impacted a cohort of young people living in remote Indigenous communities, now that they are teenagers. In 2018, Professor Elizabeth Elliot from the University of Sydney was awarded an ARH Mental Health Research Grant to lead [...]

Health and Wellbeing of Teenagers in Remote Indigenous Communities2019-07-25T10:12:22+10:00

Differentiating Between the Common Mole and Early Melanoma

A PhD Scholar funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is looking at non-invasive early detection techniques to differentiate between the common mole and melanoma. Rachel Teh from the University of Sydney was awarded the Rotary Clubs of Chelsea & Mt Druitt & Val Henry 'Rob Henry and George Malone' PhD Scholarship this year to look [...]

Differentiating Between the Common Mole and Early Melanoma2019-07-22T13:17:35+10:00

Suicides by Young People More Likely to Occur in Clusters than Suicides by Adults

A study funded by Australian Rotary Health has highlighted the importance of targeting youth for suicide cluster prevention, after it was found suicides in young people were three times more likely to occur in a cluster than suicides by adults. Lead researcher and ARH Mental Health Research Grant recipient Associate Professor Matthew Spittal from the [...]

Suicides by Young People More Likely to Occur in Clusters than Suicides by Adults2019-07-17T14:33:49+10:00

Looking at Cognitive Decline as we Age

A new research project funded by Australian Rotary Health will look at factors associated with cognitive decline as we age. Kayla Corney from Deakin University was awarded the Bing Taylor PhD Scholarship this year to investigate cognitive ageing and the interplay between biological, psychological and environmental factors. “Although cognitive decline and dementia can sometimes be [...]

Looking at Cognitive Decline as we Age2019-07-16T14:22:04+10:00