21 September 2018 NICM’s inaugural medicinal cannabis research symposium showed a growing interest in the field, bringing together over 90 delegates and speakers, including world-leading medicinal cannabis scientists, academics, educators, and industry.
17 August 2018 NICM NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, Dr Genevieve Steiner, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award. A great way to top off celebrating National Science Week (11-19 August).
9 August 2018 NICM researchers have launched a new online resource aimed at reducing the incidence of undiagnosed menstrual disorders and improving the way young women learn about and deal with menstruation.
7 August 2018 Australians aged 40 and over with dementia are encouraged to participate in one of the nation’s largest clinical trials investigating a novel Chinese herbal extract Sailuotong. Conducted by NICM Health Research Institute, the Phase III clinical trial has added three new hospital sites across NSW, VIC and QLD, with further sites planned for SA and WA. The site expansion coincides with positive results from an independent clinical trial of SLT published in the recent journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.
20 July 2018 NICM researchers in partnership with UnityHealth will develop and disseminate objective evidence-based information on Chinese herb-drug interactions as part of UnityHealth's IMGateway service for healthcare professional and patients.
9 July 2018 As I sit here typing my address for our winter newsletter edition, I pause to reflect on the exciting future ahead for our Institute and our stakeholders, having moved into our new location on the Westmead precinct!
27 June 2018 NICM has recently featured in global, national, state and local media including The New York Times, Washington Post, ABC Radio National, The Australian, Sunrise, The Today Show, The Mornings Show, The Australia, Adelaide Advertiser, SBS, 2GB, WSFM to name a few.
1 June 2018 Updated World Health Organization guidelines, Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience, includes Professor Smith’s latest Cochrane Reviews in its recommendation 21 and 22 regarding massage, warm packs and relaxation techniques for pain management in labour.
20 May 2018 International researchers including NICM’s Dr Jennifer Hunter and Dr Suzanne Grant discussed the development of integrative oncology services and its implications for clinical practice, health service delivery, education, research and policy at the ICIMH 2018 conference held 8-11 May in the US.
16 May 2018 A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. The findings published today in JAMA support recent guidelines from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and two high-quality meta-analyses.