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2013 Articles

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Mental health now firmly on ASEAN agenda 

Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit (GCMHU) is supporting a new regional approach to mental health systems in Southeast Asia through its advisory role to an influential Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) taskforce.
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Bushfire communities embrace long-term social impact study 

Communities recovering from bushfires have embraced an ongoing five-year study that is being progressively shaped by their feedback.
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Electronic medical records prove their worth

Computers trumped paper records in a recently published evaluation of a customised electronic medical record system (EMR) that was introduced at the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.
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Medicare analysis shows fairness in the system

Medicare analysis shows fairness in the system

How fair is Medicare? If "fair" means spending more on people with the greatest medical need regardless of income, then Australia's Medicare scheme is very fair, according to a pioneering analysis.
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IEHU case study gets an ‘A’ rating for innovation dividend

IEHU case study gets an ‘A’ rating for innovation dividend

The Indigenous Eye Health Unit's outstanding contributions have been recognised with an 'A' rating in a national assessment of the 'innovation dividend' of university research.
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Cigarette plain packaging milestone ‘icing on the cake’

Professor Rob Moodie describes the world's first cigarette plain packaging laws, enacted by the Australian Government on 1 December 2012, as "the icing on the cake" of tobacco control measures.
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Alcohol-related harms ‘not just an Indigenous problem’

Dr Richard Chenhall's years of research into alcohol have convinced him that some Indigenous communities could teach mainstream communities a thing or two about how to address the problems caused by alcohol.
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Crown Princess Mary new patron of Australian Twin Registry

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has become the international patron of the Australian Twin Registry, based at the University of Melbourne, and the Danish Twin Registry, announced in a joint ceremony in Denmark, held in mid-January 2013.
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2012 Articles

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Increased cancer risk link in Victorian goldfield region

Innovative research using a geospatial analytical approach has linked an increased cancer risk to soil arsenic levels in Victoria’s goldfield region, which comprises about one third of the state.
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Institute’s challenge is healthcare system reform

Professor Peter Brooks’ team at the Australian Health Workforce Institute is tackling a big challenge – helping to transform Australia’s healthcare system by researching better ways to support preventative health.
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Events highlight MPH’s strengths

A strong turnout at two information events demonstrated the escalating interest in the Master of Public Health (MPH) offered by Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.
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Exploring the lives of new age nanas

New research about the experiences of Australian grandmothers has yielded surprising results – including tales of unexpected passion and a flood of enthusiasm for the project from grandmothers.
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