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22 November 2022
Western Sydney University and the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India announced today the appointment of a Joint Academic Chair in Ayurveda. The new position aims to build capacity for the scientific validation of Ayurvedic medicine and aligned inventions such as Ayurveda herbal medicine, yoga and meditation.

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18 November 2022
Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects around one in nine women and people assigned female at birth. There are currently no known cure but symptoms can be managed with surgery, medications, hormonal treatments, pelvic physiotherapy and complementary therapies such as acupuncture.
8 November 2022
NICM Health Research Institute has been identified as Australia’s top research institution in the field of Alternative and Traditional Medicine in The Australian Research 2023 Magazine published today. NICM HRI’s Professor Jerome Sarris was also named as top researcher for the discipline of Natural Medicines and Medicinal Plants.

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26 October 2022
Many of us are familiar with probiotics, such as certain yogurts and fermented foods, full of “good” bacteria that can keep the gut healthy. But what about postbiotics? What are they and how do they affect our gut health?

30 September 2022
Welcome to our spring edition and reading about some of the projects that have kept us busy over the last three-months. We are looking forward to some downtime over the long weekend and some much-deserved rest and relaxation..

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29 September 2022
NICM HRI are investigating if a herbal preparation made from persimmon leaf extract can help treat insomnia based on a multi-compound-multi-targeted approach.

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28 September
NICM HRI have recently featured in the media commenting on topics from menstrual health and literacy, exercise, COVID-19 and yoga.

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26 September 2022
Research conducted by Western Sydney University reveals young people in Australia are not receiving adequate information or education about periods and menstrual management. The research findings published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, report on the evaluation of a free web-based resource, Menstruation Matters.

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15 September 2022
A Q&A with Dr Phoebe Zhou on his career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics his team will work on in 2022 and beyond. Dr Zhou is a Research Support Program Fellow, Natural Products, Cardiovascular Disease and Mental Health at NICM Health Research Institute. Her research focuses on synergistic mechanisms of natural products and complex herbal formulations.

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15 September 2022
NICM NICM HRI welcomes new GP, Dr Niranjala Nandakumar, to Next Practice - WSIH medical centre. Dr Nandakumar is available for general consultations each Thursday.

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