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Differentiating Between the Common Mole and Early Melanoma

2019-07-22T13:17:35+10:00

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

2019-07-17T14:33:49+10:00

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

2019-07-16T14:22:04+10:00

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

Spotlight on Teen Suicides

2019-07-15T13:39:41+10:00

Thanks to Australian Rotary Health and its funding, teens are being given the tools they need to navigate their way through the sometimes rocky and turbulent adolescent years. Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) launched in Australia in 2014, and has so far taught skills, coping strategies and information on emotional and mental health issues [...]

Spotlight on Teen Suicides2019-07-15T13:39:41+10:00

Tackling the Kokoda Trail for Mental Health

2019-07-11T13:22:21+10:00

Don Burrowes has seen first-hand the devastating impacts of mental illness on a community and plans to do something about it this month by taking on the Kokoda Trail to raise money for mental health research. Don arrives in Papua New Guinea on Monday 22nd July to embark on the 96km walk, which will take [...]

Tackling the Kokoda Trail for Mental Health2019-07-11T13:22:21+10:00

Partners in Parenting Program Improves Teen Mental Health

2019-07-10T11:51:01+10:00

Parents taking part in a recent study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) have said that a new parenting program has helped to improve their teenager’s mood. Lead investigator of the study Associate Professor Marie Yap from Monash University, was awarded an ARH Mental Health Research Grant from 2015-2017 to test the effectiveness of the [...]

Partners in Parenting Program Improves Teen Mental Health2019-07-10T11:51:01+10:00

Looking at Why Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Relapse After Treatment

2019-07-08T11:48:09+10:00

A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health may be able to explain why patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) relapse after treatment. Steven Ngo from Monash University was awarded a Funding Partner PhD Scholarship from Australian Rotary Health and the Rotary Club of Richmond, Victoria in 2016, to investigate what could potentially cause relapse [...]

Looking at Why Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Relapse After Treatment2019-07-08T11:48:09+10:00

Making a Positive Contribution to the World Through Cancer Research

2019-07-01T13:52:16+10:00

An Australian Rotary Health funded PhD Scholar is joining the fight against cancer with her research on Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Hyo Jeong (Minnie) Kim from Bond University was awarded a Rotary Club of Sandy Bay 'Michael Chivers' PhD Scholarship this year to look at Sialyltransferase (ST) Inhibitors, which may be used in the treatment [...]

Making a Positive Contribution to the World Through Cancer Research2019-07-01T13:52:16+10:00

Helping the Ones Who Help Seek Help for Themselves

2019-06-25T10:31:10+10:00

In times of crisis, disaster, and pain, we are taught from a young age that a ‘Triple Zero’ call will get us the help we need. However, while emergency services employees are constantly striving to help others, research indicates that they don’t always seek adequate help for themselves – particularly when it comes to their [...]

Helping the Ones Who Help Seek Help for Themselves2019-06-25T10:31:10+10:00

Improving Media Reporting of Severe Mental Illness

2019-06-24T11:49:26+10:00

A PhD Scholar funded by Australian Rotary Health hopes to reduce stigma surrounding severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, starting with the media. Anna Ross from the University of Melbourne was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship this year with the aim to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people with severe mental [...]

Improving Media Reporting of Severe Mental Illness2019-06-24T11:49:26+10:00