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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Congratulations – Sean Martin PhD

The Centre congratulates Sean Martin on being awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on the 20 August, 2013.  His thesis is entitled “The role of modifiable risk factors in the presence and development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and sexual dysfunction in ageing men.”  His primary supervisor was Professor Gary Wittert. During his PhD, […]

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Paternal obesity and pregnancy outcomes

It is known that for couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology,  male obesity is associated with reduced pregnancy rates and increased pregnancy loss. Nicole McPherson (nee Palmer) PhD candidate from the School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health at the University of Adelaide and recipient of a Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health Scholarship top-up award (Principal Supervisor Dr Michelle […]

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Previous FFCMH Fellow, SA Tall Poppy – Dr Luke Selth

The Centre congratulates Dr Luke Selth on receiving the South Australia Tall Poppy Science award.   The award recognises intellectual and scientific excellence of young Australian scientists.  Dr Selth is a Post-Doctoral Scientist at the Adelaide Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide. Dr Selth received his award from His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin […]

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Overweight?.. “Its hormonal” – Not an excuse

In an international collaboration with the New England Research Institute in Massachusetts, Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemason’s Foundation Centre for Men’s Health has been looking at community survey data from Boston to examine whether hormonal levels can be blamed for fat mass in men, or whether in fact the vice-versa is more likely […]

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Phil – Supporting men’s health and well-being in the City of Playford

The Fit Element is a comprehensive model of health that the City of Playford is using to help men better understand, assess and improve their health and well-being.  The program was developed, and is run by, the City’s Community Services Officer, Phillip Saridakis who is a Physiotherapist. The Fit Element, which has as its logo […]

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AIHW report released on the health of Australia’s males

A report on “The health of Australia’s males: 25 years and over” was released by the Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare this month. On a good note, the report indicates that males are living longer. Between 2001 and 2011, there was a gain of 1.9 years in life expectancy for males aged 65 and 0.6 years for […]

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Men’s breakfast for a healthy heart

Results just published from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (Boston, USA), suggest that skipping breakfast is associated with a moderate and significant increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in men. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23877060 For this study, the eating habits of 26,902 middle to older age male health professionals were assessed in 1992 and their health trajectories were […]

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