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Monthly Archives: June 2013

NHMRC Health Advice Panel

Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Tracy Merlin, Ms Skye Newton, Jacqueline Parsons, Lisa Smithers, Camille Schubert and Shuhong Wang on their successful tender for AHTA to provide services relevant to the development and presentation of evidence based health advice on the NHMRC Health Advice Panel until May 2016.

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IQ link to baby’s weight gain in first month

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that weight gain and increased head size in the first month of a baby’s life is linked to a higher IQ at early school age. The study was led by University of Adelaide Public Health researchers, who analysed data from more than 13,800 children who were born […]

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Children the winners in data linkage project

A University of Adelaide project to link information from multiple government databases could have major benefits for child health development and the delivery of support services. For the past three years Professor John Lynch has been steadily navigating his way through an administrative jungle. He’s been liaising with multiple government agencies, talking with lawyers and […]

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Bridging the gap

Dr Ron Somers from the Department of Discipline of Public Health at the University of Adelaide is bothered by the gap between discovery and its application. He believes that the slow translation of new knowledge and research findings into practical outcomes can lead to many avoidable deaths and suggests that more training in the promotion […]

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Incontinence takes mental toll on younger women

New research from the University of Adelaide shows middle-aged women are more likely to suffer depression from a common medical problem that they find too embarrassing to talk about: urinary incontinence. However, help is available for women if they seek medical advice, researchers say. In a study of the experiences of women with urinary incontinence, […]

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Rural scholar urges students to ‘give back’

Dr Martin Downs Medical graduate and psychiatrist-in-training Dr Martin Downs counts himself among “the lucky ones” to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. The former Mt Gambier resident and Rural Bonded Scholar says the outstanding facilities, curricula and student culture at Adelaide both inspired and fulfilled him, leading to lifelong friendships and a […]

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