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28 February 2022
A Q&A with Dr Bhuyan on his career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics his team will work on in 2022 and beyond. Dr Bhuyan is a Research Support Program Fellow, Health Ageing at NICM Health Research Institute. He joined the institute in 2018 as an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His current research centres on the development of novel gut microbiota-based anticancer therapies and deciphering their molecular mechanisms of action. Furthermore, he is currently working on developing natural product-based therapies for bacterial and viral diseases.

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20 December 2021
It has been uplifting to see the vaccination response in Australia, and NSW particularly, which is enabling us to ease restrictions and re-open the state again. With the festive season upon us, I am sure many will join me in welcoming the holiday break, the long-awaited opportunity to reconnect with family, possibly travel, and take the time to recharge and re-energise. In this newsletter issue, we take this opportunity to reflect on the year that has been 2021, and importantly express our thanks and gratitude for your support and to wish you a very happy, safe and healthy holiday break and New Year.

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20 December 2021
A new review shows aerobic exercise interventions using HIIT or MICT are effective for improving non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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17 December 2021
Congratulations to NICM HRI researchers who have received accolades in Western Sydney University’s 2021 Excellence Awards and the NICM HRI Awards, which recognise outstanding achievements of staff and students.

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16 December 2021
Western Sydney University is pleased to announce a new partnership between the University and Next Practice to establish Next Practice care of Western Sydney Integrative Health (WSIH) – Australia’s first university-based integrative healthcare centre. Located as part of Western Sydney University’s Westmead campus, and within the heart of the Westmead Health and Innovation Precinct, the purpose-built clinic will be open to the public, initially five days a week, 8am-5pm.

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10 December 2021
Throughout the last six months, researcher from NICM HRI have featured in the media on topics from dementia, Ayurveda, medicinal cannabis, medicinal psychedelics, endometriosis, exercise and nutrition.
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23 November 2021
Endometriosis is known to impact work productivity. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a shift in working practices for many, with an increase in working from home and/or flexible working hours. New research led by NICM Health Research Institute highlights the latest data on endometriosis and the workplace and lessons from Australia’s response to COVID-19.
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2 November 2019
A new rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials shows zinc can prevent symptoms and shorten the duration of a community-acquired acute viral respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold and flu-like illnesses.

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29 October 2021
A Q&A with Dr Carolyn Ee on her career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics her team will work on in 2022 and beyond. Dr Ee is the Jacka Foundation Senior Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, and has been with the Institute since 2016. She is also a Fellow of the RACGP who practises integrative medicine and a registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner and medical acupuncturist with a PhD in acupuncture from the University of Melbourne.

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23 September 2021
To better support over 8,000 people living with dementia in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, Western will lead new research exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and the city’s infrastructure.

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Period Poverty & Menstrual Illiteracy in Indian Subcontinent
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20 October, 2022, Online (Zoom)