Health Check

Category: MENZIES HEALTH INSTITUTE QUEENSLAND

Generous $2m donation to bolster efforts of Griffith CFS researchers

The opening address at an international conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome marked the announcement of two funded professorships for Griffith researchers worth more than $2 million. Stafford… Read More

Improved dressings urgently needed for intravenous catheter failures

New ways of improving the effectiveness of dressings and securements for the prevention of peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failure in adults is urgently required. This… Read More

Robotic surgery giving hope to prostate cancer patients

In a world-first trial, Queensland researchers have found that robotic-assisted prostatectomy is providing equal outcomes for urinary and erectile function to open prostatectomy. Published in The Lancet Oncology,… Read More

Vibration or exercise – which is the best therapy for bone loss?

Preventing osteoporotic fracture in older women with vibration or exercise is the aim of a new study at Griffith University. Pilot data has shown whole… Read More

A career in psycho-oncology results in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Suzanne Chambers from Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, has become a recipient of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours with the award of Officer… Read More

Can our gut bacteria reduce the impact of shift work on our health?

People who work night shifts can suffer from higher rates of illness and chronic disease, such as type 2 diabetes, anxiety and depression. Read More

Seeking adults with allergic rhinitis to trial commercially available nasal sprays

Would you like to know what is causing your hay fever symptoms? Would you like to trial a commercial nasal spray and contribute to clinical… Read More

Research conference aims for a healthier Gold Coast

Gold Coast Health clinicians and researchers will partner with academics from Griffith, Bond and Southern Cross universities for a three-day conference aimed at delivering better… Read More

Digitally-enabled design guides the way for children’s orthopaedic surgery

New virtual-reality technology and 3D printing techniques will create ‘digital patients’ to improve surgery for Queensland children with orthopaedic deformity. This is the way of the future with new Australian-first work from Griffith University showing that virtual technology techniques can guide the way for orthopaedic surgeons to more accurately plan and undertake their surgery. Read More

Running to raise awareness of suicide prevention

Even the seemingly most exuberant of us still have our dark days. Forty-five year old New Zealand born husband and father of two, Justin Geange is no stranger to depression. Read More