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Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis

2019-03-11T10:49:25+00:00

New research funded by Australian Rotary Health reveals that doctors face uncertainty when it comes to providing care to women with endometriosis. Kate Young from Monash University was awarded an Ian Scott PhD Scholarship in 2014 to examine healthcare for endometriosis (a chronic inflammatory condition experienced by women) from the perspectives of affected women and [...]

Doctors Often Don’t Have the Answers When Treating Women With Endometriosis2019-03-11T10:49:25+00:00

Helping People With Cerebral Palsy Walk Further

2019-03-05T11:04:16+00:00

Sizes of leg muscles in people with cerebral palsy can be half the size of muscles in people who don’t have cerebral palsy, making it difficult for them to walk or run. A new study funded by Australian Rotary Health (ARH) and the Rotary Club of St Ives has found that exercise may help people [...]

Helping People With Cerebral Palsy Walk Further2019-03-05T11:04:16+00:00

Employment Disadvantages for Depressed Youth

2019-02-22T16:02:55+00:00

Young Australians with a history of depression in adolescence are at a disadvantage when it comes to employment, according to a new study by researchers at Deakin University. With a Mental Health Research Grant from Australian Rotary Health, Professor Anthony LaMontagne and his colleagues found that a cohort of young Victorians who had experienced depression [...]

Employment Disadvantages for Depressed Youth2019-02-22T16:02:55+00:00

Funding Success for Long-Term Adolescent Drinking Study

2017-12-15T11:28:21+00:00

Previous funding from Australian Rotary Health has paved the way for further research in an important longitudinal cohort study, focussing on young people and drinking. Professor Richard Mattick from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre was awarded a $1,127,690 project grant from the NHMRC recently, adding five more years to the study that began [...]

Funding Success for Long-Term Adolescent Drinking Study2017-12-15T11:28:21+00:00

Phone Program Improves Social Engagement

2018-05-13T13:12:20+00:00

Associate Professor Helen Stain Mental Health Research Grant University of Newcastle, NSW "Improving social engagement of rural 'at risk' youth: A randomised effectiveness trial of a telephone delivered Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy intervention" "Adolescence is a period of rapid physical, emotional and social growth - the establishment of a [...]

Phone Program Improves Social Engagement2018-05-13T13:12:20+00:00

Using Adolescent Sleep Patterns to Predict & Prevent Depression

2018-05-13T13:09:58+00:00

Professor Philip Hazell Mental Health Research Grant  University of Sydney, NSW "Sleep, puberty and depression" "This study will be used to better inform young people about what is going on in their bodies and in their emotions, what is normal and what they should seek help for." There is preliminary [...]

Using Adolescent Sleep Patterns to Predict & Prevent Depression2018-05-13T13:09:58+00:00

Australia’s Cool Kids: Reducing Anxiety Online

2018-05-13T13:21:57+00:00

Dr Lauren McLellan Mental Health Grant  Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, NSW "Improving access to mental health services for children with anxiety" 1 or 2 children out of every 10 will experience anxiety so much that it interferes with their life. Thankfully there are effective treatments for anxiety - [...]

Australia’s Cool Kids: Reducing Anxiety Online2018-05-13T13:21:57+00:00

New Urine Test Detects & Monitors Motor Neuron Disease

2016-12-08T09:55:24+00:00

Dr Stephanie Shepheard The York Family Research Companion PhD Scholarship (2011-2013) Flinders University, SA "p75NTR as a biomarker for disease progression in the Motor Neuron Disease mouse model SOD1 G93A" Researchers monitored the levels of a protein called "p75NTRECD" in people's urine and found three things: Levels of 'p7' were significantly [...]

New Urine Test Detects & Monitors Motor Neuron Disease2016-12-08T09:55:24+00:00

First Support Groups to Help Sufferers of Hidden Mental Disorder

2016-12-08T09:55:24+00:00

Reneta Slikboer Ian Scott PhD Scholar (2015-2017) Swinburne University of Technology, Vic. "Reward Sensitivity Theory in Trichotillomania" "I constantly hear about their feelings of isolation and aloneness. Many individuals experience hair pulling for years incorrectly believing that they are the only ones who pull out hair." Reneta Slikboer has received [...]

First Support Groups to Help Sufferers of Hidden Mental Disorder2016-12-08T09:55:24+00:00

World-Renowned Lung Transplant Program

2016-12-08T09:55:26+00:00

Professor Gregory Snell Special Research Grant (2004-2006) Alfred Hospital, Vic. "A multi-organ preservation & procurement strategy from non-heart beating donors (NHBD)" "We set up experiments that lead to clinical programs and changes in process within the hospitals and Intensive Care Units - first of all in Melbourne, later in Victoria and [...]

World-Renowned Lung Transplant Program2016-12-08T09:55:26+00:00