Health Check

Category: Menzies Health Institute Queensland

Dr Zimmerman provides outbreak response expertise to the World Health Organization

Dr Peta-Anne Zimmerman from Griffith’s School of Nursing and Midwifery recently travelled to the Dead Sea in Jordan to provide valuable scenario-based training on major infectious disease outbreak response to the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. Read More

Prostate cancer survivorship

Prostate cancer prevalence has increased by 75 per cent in Australia over the past decade. One in nine Australian men aged 65 and over is a prostate cancer survivor. Read More

Unlocking the mystery of whiplash pain

After 20 years of practising as a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal pain, Professor Michele Sterling noted similar injuries didn’t equate to similar recovery patterns when it came to whiplash. Read More

Desire to do good propagates change

It was Professor Claire Rickard’s own motivation to be a “good nurse” that led her to investigate the best ways to care for patients with intravascular (IV) devices. Read More

Women’s Wellness After Cancer Study

Research has revealed that certain lifestyle factors and health behaviours can have a positive impact upon quality of life, chronic disease risk factors, and other health-related areas, for women after cancer. Read More

Griffith research shines a light on diabetes

Researchers at Griffith University have developed a strategy to increase diabetes awareness and management for women. Read More

Personalising cancer treatment

Griffith University and the Gold Coast University Hospital are aiming to personalise cancer treatment to ensure patients receive the most effective drug the first time. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary health team, researchers from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland, are establishing a new Personalised Cancer Treatment Program. Read More

Nutrition education key for GPs

With a recent report released from the World Health Organisation on the almost four-fold increase in diabetes, Griffith University is stepping in with the launch of a program to help GPs provide effective nutrition advice to their patients. Read More

Unlocking clues to chronic fatigue

New findings regarding the pathology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are bringing Griffith researchers closer to identifying the cause of this disabling illness. Read More

Safe sport for kids – Over 50% of ACL knee injuries are preventable

Australia has the highest incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world, and sports injuries are now the number one reason for youth… Read More