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Movember/PCFA Revolutionary Team Award extension to Prof Butler and Co-Investigators

                The FFCMH congratulates senior member Associate Professor Lisa Butler and co-Investigators on being awarded two year extension funding of $2Mi for theRevolutionary Team Award program on Lipids in Prostate Cancer from the Movember Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Professor Lisa Horvath, Medical Oncologist, from the Garvan Institute, […]

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Effects of obesity in men: Implications for clinical practice

In the September edition of MedicineToday, Prof Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health translates the research carried out by the Centre over the last 10 years by describing how obesity in men has deleterious effects on sperm health and reproductive and lower urinary tract function, as well as the important implications for chronic […]

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Tues Apr 4 – Men’s Health Research Seminar

Please join us for the April Men’s Health Research Seminar.  Lunch provided. Presentations are to be given by: Guest Speaker:  Dr Michael Musker RMN, DPSN, BA(Hon), MSc, PGDE, PhD. Bellberry Senior Research Fellow, Mind & Brain Theme, SAHMRI Previously,  Head Nurse for the Forensic Mental Health Service Presentation: “Post-traumatic stress in forensic mental health patients and depression […]

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High protein or high carbohydrate? – What type of weight loss diet will get men’s mojo back?

Researchers at the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health (FFCMH) and others have shown that abdominal obesity in men is associated with reduced sexual function (low testosterone and sexual desire and erectile dysfunction), and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that send them to the toilet frequently at night, disturbing sleep.  We have also shown that just […]

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Obesity and diabetes prevention study – T4DM Recruitment closing soon

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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First Class Honours to Edwina Blue – Paternal health

Congratulations to Edwina Blue on being awarded First Class Honours for her thesis entitled “8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG) sperm DNA lesions: A potential mediator of paternal programming of the pre-implantation embryo”. Edwina was supervised by Dr Nicole McPherson and Dr Michelle Lane in the Gamete and Embryo Biology Laboratory, University of Adelaide, and was a recipient of […]

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Movember Revolutionary Team Award for Prostate Cancer Lipid Research

  The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health’s Associate Professor Lisa Butler , now based in the Cancer Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), and colleagues have been awarded a prestigious $3.25 million Revolutionary Team Award from the Movember Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). The Revolutionary […]

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Waking up to the OSA Epidemic – Sleep Awareness Week 29 Sept – 5 Oct

Sep 29 – Oct 5 is Sleep Awareness week, to raise awareness of the importance of sleep health for overall health and well-being. Research undertaken by the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health has revealed that many men are unaware that they have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).  OSA was reported by 8% of men in […]

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Baby Boomers Vs Gen X males – Who are healthier?

PhD candidate Rhiannon Pilkington has recently published her research findings comparing the health of Baby Boomers (born 1946-1965) with Generation X (1966-1980) at the same age of 25-44 years, in the medical journal PLOS One. Rhiannon’s co-authors and supervisors were Associate Professor Anne Taylor, Professor Graham Hugo and Professor Gary Wittert from the University of […]

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Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication

Latest research from the FFCMH indicated that men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers highlight the incidence of erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire among Australian […]

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