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6 June 2022
It previously took, on average, 6.4-8 years for endometriosis to be diagnosed with surgery. But with doctors now able to give a clinical diagnosis of “suspected endometriosis” based on symptoms and a physical examination, the time to diagnosis is likely to reduce.

2 June 2022
Spain recently announced plans to legislate menstrual leave. This is extra leave for those who experience severe period pain. The decision has sparked public debate about whether Australia should introduce a similar scheme.

27 May 2022
A team of multidisciplinary Western Sydney University researchers have launched a new white paper exploring how workplaces and educational institutions can help break the menstrual taboo.

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18 May 2022
Endo@Work, a new research initiative and partnership between Endometriosis Australia and leading academics, is aiming to end inequality in the workplace for people living with endometriosis in Australia. Researchers from Western Sydney University, Southern Cross University, University of St Andrews (Scotland) and the University of Technology Sydney will seek to understand perceptions and experiences of individuals with endometriosis in the workplace; explore organisational perspectives on providing practical and appropriate support and draw on these experiences and perspectives to shape guidelines and recommendations for Australian employers.

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30 April 2022
NICM Health Research Institute and the traditional and complementary medicine community around the world has welcomed the establishment of the World Health Organization Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM), the world's first of its type. Attending the ground-breaking ceremony held in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India on 19 April, and presenting as a plenary speaker at the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit, NICM Health Research Institute Director, Professor Dennis Chang commended the visionary leadership and commitment by India and WHO, echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks of the centre ushering in a new era of traditional medicine globally and enhancing wellness in society.

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23 March 2022
Welcome to our first newsletter for 2022. After some well-deserved downtime with the holiday break, the start of each year for our Institute brings about a chance for reflection, planning, engagement and renewal, a time to reigniting the fires for the exciting year ahead. We look to our strategic plan and how it will guide and direct our projects over the next 12-months.

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22 March 2022
New findings from a major international review examining the ‘best of the best’ available scientific evidence reveals which nutraceuticals (nutrient-based natural products) and phytoceuticals (plant-based natural products) are beneficial in the management of a range of mental health disorders.

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15 March 2022
Having opened in February 2022, Next Practice care of Western Sydney Integrative Health at NICM HRI are welcoming patients for private or group yoga therapy. Yoga is a wholistic system of health and wellbeing and includes breath-centred movement, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation and more.

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14 March 2022
Throughout the first three months of the year, NICM HRI has featured in leading media outlets such as ABC News, Daily Mail UK, Medicine News Today UK, Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, 7News, The Age, Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, Brisbane Times, The Mercury,10 Perth, Vogue Paris, GQ, and House of Wellness to name a few!

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10 March 2022
It is with great sadness and respect, that we share the news of the passing of Dr Judith Mary Jacka, Founder of the Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies, a distinguished individual, philanthropist and inspirational pioneer in natural therapies and complementary medicine. Judy passed away in the early hours of 1 March 2022. She was 83.

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Upcoming Seminars

NICM Health Research Institute Webinar:

Period Poverty & Menstrual Illiteracy in Indian Subcontinent
Presented by Dr Sania Siddiqui, Founder and Director of Humjoli Foundation.
20 October, 2022, Online (Zoom)