14 March 2022
Over the last three months researchers from NICM Health Research Institute have commented on topics from medicinal cannabis, medicinal psychedelics, endometriosis, exercise and nutrition.
Key highlights include:
- Dr Angelo Sabag’s past paper ‘The Effect of High-intensity Interval Training vs Moderate-intensity Continuous Training on Liver Fat: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’(opens in a new window) received further coverage over the last three months in GQ, Infobae, House of Wellness, and Newsbreak.
- In January Adjunct Professor Stephen Myers spoke with Sarah Berry about CBD oil and the importance of sourcing CBD oil through a medical prescriber. The story ‘CBD oil is having a moment. What’s it for and what’s behind all the hype?’ ran across The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times and WA Today.
- Professor Jerome Sarris, Dr Mike Armour and PhD candidate, Justin Sinclair’s paper “Cannabis use for endometriosis: Clinical and legal challenges in Australia and New Zealand’(opens in a new window) received wide traction also in January, with AAP newswires covering the paper, along with Daily Mail UK, 7News, 10 News, The Australia, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Mercury, Cairn’s Post, The West Australian, Perth Now, The Advertiser, NTNews, Australian Doctor, Nine.com.au, Cannabiz and featured broadly across stated based radio and regional newspapers.
- Dr Mike Armour in January featured in Medical News Today UK for commentary about women’s reproductive health and menstrual cycles and a colleague’s paper discussing COVID-19 vaccines linked to temporary increase in menstrual cycle length.
- Adjunct Dr Joseph Firth featured in January’s Vogue (France) from his past 2019 research discussing diet and mental health.(opens in a new window)
- In February NICM HRI Research Director Professor Chun Guang Li spoke with SBS regarding COVID-19 and the limited evidence showing Lianhua Quingwen’s efficacy in improving symptoms of COVID-19
- In February, Adjunct Associate Professor Jennifer Hunter’s past paper on Zinc and the common cold and flu like-illnesses (opens in a new window) received further coverage in Taiwan’s 康健雜誌,MSN, and Yahoo! News Taiwan.
- In March, Adjunct Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos spoke with ABC News about prescribing medicinal cannabis and the lack of high-quality evidence for the use of cannabis products, but there was a growing body of research trying to backfill the absence of evidence.