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12 November 2020
A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Biobank, involving almost 85,000 people, has found that lifestyle factors such as less screen time, adequate sleep, a better-quality diet, and physical activity strongly impact depression. With evolving data exploring the link between depression and lifestyle factors, the international research team led by Western Sydney University say their findings published today in BMC Medicine may help inform public health policy.
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15 October 2020
NICM Health Research Institute has joined the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, comprised of 75 of the most prestigious universities and health systems in North America.
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12 October 2020
Congratulations and welcome to Shayal Devi, recipient of the NICM Health Research Institute-Blackmores Institute Scholarship. Shayal's PhD project will investigate through preclinical methods the effect of a plant-based supplement on gut microbiota as a potential target for metabolic syndrome, with a focus on diabetes.
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25 September 2020
Welcome to our September newsletter and my first address as Acting Director. It is hard to believe we are already three-quarters of the way through this so far very memorable year.
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23 September 2020
NICM HRI is has been identified as Australia’s top research institute in the field of Alternative and Traditional Medicine in The Australian’s 2020 Research Special Report.
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22 September 2020
Researcher from NICM HRI have featured in the media on topics from COVID-19 to mental health, medicinal cannabis, and kava.
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7 September 2020
NICM HRI and visiting scholars from Fujian University have developed a novel preclinical research model which will help in the study of neurodegenerative diseases.
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4 September 2020
Attracting over 200 attendees, the Medicinal Cannabis Research Update webinar, highlighted how medicinal cannabis research is shaping patient outcomes in Australia.
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2 September 2020
The $350 million development, a joint venture between Western Sydney University and Charter Hall, is to be known as Innovation Quarter. It will house some of the University’s leading research institutes and CSIRO.
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31 August 2020
Although about 60 per cent of patients starting chemotherapy, and 47 per cent of those receiving radiotherapy, also use complementary medicine, a “concerning” number of hospital cancer services do not have policies about complementary medicine practitioners or patient-initiated complementary medicine use, according to research published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia.
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