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Monthly Archives: July 2013

New researcher profile – Dr Steven Paltoglou

The FFCMH welcomes Dr Steven Paltoglou, Post-Doctoral Scientist.  Steven  joined the Centre’s prostate cancer research team at the Adelaide Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, University of Adelaide in July. Steven is a Flinders University undergraduate in protein chemistry and a University of South Australia undergraduate of medical and pharmaceutical biotechnology.  […]

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AOD9604 and obesity

29 July 2013 – Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and Senior Endocrinologist was invited onto ABC Radio Grandstand Breakfast to answer questions on whether the drug AOD9604, at the centre of the Essendon Football Club story, is an approved anti-obesity drug. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-29/grandstand-breakfast-july-29/4849742      (10mins from end of podcast) Professor […]

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Colorectal cancer screening for men – addressing barriers to uptake

Participation in faecal occult blood test screening in Australia, used to screen for colorectal cancer, is markedly lower amongst men compared to women. This finding is particularly problematic as men are at a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with, and dying from, colorectal cancer. Differences between men and women in attitudes and perceived barriers to screen suggest that a customised […]

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Men’s health research – Monthly seminar

Please book out your calendar for the last Thursday of each month to attend the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Seminar Series, which is now to be held at the Freemasons Hall, North Terrace. With members, students, staff and affiliates of the Centre spread across institutions and campuses, these seminars are now even more important for us […]

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Acknowledgement of donors supporting Men’s Health research

The Freemason’s Foundation Centre for Men’s Health relies on grants and support through donations to fund our research programs, talented scientists and students, and to enable us to disseminate our findings to optimise men’s health. The Centre would like to acknowledge the generous support of our recent donors The Order of the Eastern Star (Karunda Chapter; jurisdiction […]

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Urinary frequency problems in men may herald heart disease or diabetes

Men who regularly get up more than once a night to urinate could be suffering from a range of health conditions, many of which can be treated if GPs look for them, according to University of Adelaide researchers. The condition, known as “nocturia”, is one sign of “overactive bladder syndrome”. “The need to urinate at […]

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Study claiming a link between omega-3s and prostate cancer has limitations

There is evidence that fish oil, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, either as supplements or through increased dietary intake, can at anti-inflammatory doses, reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis and reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However community concern has been raised following the results of a study  published last week claiming a link between omega-3s and prostate cancer in men. Professor […]

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Bladder cancer research – volunteers required

Bladder cancer is diagnosed more often in men than women at a ratio of 3:1 and usually begins after the age of 50 and increases with age.  Susan Heyes, RN and PhD candidate at Flinders University School of Nursing and Midwifery is undertaking research investigating the experiences of men and women with bladder cancer and their partner/family/caregiver.  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-19/cancer-study-offers-hope/4765338   Susan is seeking volunteers to […]

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Obesity contributes more to poor sleep than low testosterone in hypogonadal men

See highlights from Professor Gary Wittert’s presentation on the relationship between testosterone and sleep at ENDO 2013. Learn more

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New Website Coming Soon; Contribute to the Centre Blog and Follow us on Twitter!

Over the coming month, the Centre’s website will be transitioning to a new format and content. As links to the Centre’s academic and researcher staff profiles will be included, we ask that University staff ensure their profiles are up to date.  Further updates will be provided as this project progresses and we will be seeking […]

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