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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Obesity trial still recruiting men – Thurs 7 Nov public information session

Are you, a male friend or partner finding it difficult to lose weight? Being overweight and carrying extra weight around your waist, particularly if you are over 50 years of age, puts you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Once you develop type 2 diabetes your body becomes resistant to insulin. If untreated, this resistance causes increased […]

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Register Now: Free Public Seminar – “Sleep Apnoea – More than just a bad night’s sleep” Thurs 28 Nov

   Seminar on Sleep Apnoea Symptoms, consequences and treatment of sleep disordered breathing Presenters – Professor Robert Adams, The University of Adelaide – Mr Michael Bowes, Sleep SA – Associate Professor Nick Antic, the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Repatriation     General Hospital When: Thursday 28 November 2013 5.30 – 7.00 pm Cost: Free | Book […]

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It’s wheat harvest season – Farmer health a focus

With spring arriving Australia’s wheat-harvesting season is now under way, a time well known to many South Australia farmers.   The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health is offering two vacation summer scholarships for students to undertake a 6-10 week project in rural SA with Associate Professor James Dollman from the University of South Australia. The first […]

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Better markers that predict aggressive prostate cancer disease

The inability of current blood tests for prostate cancer to provide a prognosis that clearly differentiates aggressive from slow growing disease remains a key research challenge which members of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health are taking on. Importantly, a better prognostic tool would reduce unnecessary and costly treatment that imposes great physical and […]

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Sept 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

The 2013 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on the health of Australian males is yet another confronting reminder of the prevalence of depression, anxiety and suicide in Australian males.   In adults aged 25 and over, the rate of deaths due to suicide is 22 deaths per 100,000 males compared to 6 per 100,000 […]

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Adelaide developed prostate cancer laboratory model – improving drug development

For men with metastatic prostate cancer, there are limited treatment options.  The development of new drugs that offer improved health outcomes has been frustratingly slow and costly. In the August edition of the medical journal Nature Reviews Urology, the game changing research of Dr Margaret Centenera, Associate Professor Lisa Butler and Professor Wayne Tilley at the Adelaide […]

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Announcement: Centre summer vacation research projects and scholarships

The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health is offering student scholarships for Summer Vacation Projects in 2013-2014. The support will be provided either as a top up with 4 week extension to the University of Adelaide Summer Scholarship, if awarded, or as an independent 6 week ($1200) or 10 week ($2000) award for University of Adelaide […]

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