Griffith Health

Health research bolstered in latest funding grants

Griffith University research into malaria, gut infections and streptococcus are some of the projects set to benefit from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2018 Project Grant funding announced this week.
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Alumni

Health Group honours outstanding alumni at 2017 awards

Seven Griffith University Health graduates have been honoured for their contribution to the health sector at the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards
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Features

3MT final winners announced

A Biomedical Science PhD candidate is Griffith University’s 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Champion. Heidi Walkden won the judges over with her presentation encapsulating her research work into how bacteria penetrates the brain’s Central Nervous System by invading peripheral nerves. A PhD candidate in Neuroscience and Microbiology, Heidi impressed the judging panel with her ability to distill […]
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Centre for Environment and Population Health

Griffith to train medical students on the Sunshine Coast

Griffith University continues to play a major role in shaping the medical profession of tomorrow with confirmation that it will train medical students at the newly-opened Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The announcement was made today after the Federal Government formalised its commitment to provide 50 Commonwealth supported places for local medical students at the Hospital from […]
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Centre for Environment and Population Health

Concerns rise over potential adverse health effects of 5G technology

Concern over the potential long-term adverse health effects associated with new 5G mobile phone technology remains according to one of the world’s leading figures on the impact of radio frequency emissions “The health effect issue of 5G is potentially very controversial as the communications industry is massive and 5G technology will be quite pervasive but […]
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Griffith Health

Worrying statistics around unwanted medicines, says Griffith research

Over 60 per cent of Australians currently have unwanted medicines in their home, says a new study conducted by Griffith School of Human Services and Social work.
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Alumni

Griffith research excellence honoured

Leading Griffith University researchers have been honoured at the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards held at the Gold Coast campus.
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Features

The importance of monitoring exercise for improved health and fitness

Griffith University scientists have found exercise-response monitoring is crucial for maximising the safety and effectiveness of undertaking exercise. Published in SpringerPlus in time for Exercise Right Week (22-28 May), the Gold Coast study examined if so called 'mood-state' assessment could be used to non-invasively indicate the stress-recovery balance in the body at a molecular level, following resistance-exercise.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Griffith psychiatrist honoured with prestigious award

Providing the first community-based Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment for war veterans is just one of the achievements of Professor David Crompton, the latest recipient of the Margaret Tobin Award.
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Features

Indigenous midwife aims to inspire others and close the gap

A lack of choice and control that Aboriginal women currently have over their birthing experience is the driving force for Griffith graduate Cassandra Nest from the Gold Coast.
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Features

Student and dog raise awareness of rare condition

A career in speech pathology or child psychology is the fuel for study for Honours student Erin Condrin, who is raising awareness of the usual condition Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
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Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention

Griffith grad raising mental health awareness in world of work and study

A passion for improving mental health in the workplace has been the fuel behind the successful career of Griffith University graduate Ingrid Ozols.
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Griffith Health

Improving human rights for people with disabilities

What happens when service provision for people with disabilities does not live up to expectations and people are left feeling vulnerable or exposed in their own living environment? This is just one of the discussion topics on the agenda at next week’s Human Rights Forum.
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Features

Gold Coast a new Australian hub for clinical trials

From Phase 1 human trials for a Malaria vaccine, to studies aimed at treating osteoporosis and a number of trials into innovative life-saving stroke treatment, the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct is fast gaining a reputation as a leading location for clinical trials.
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Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith Uni stars at World Science Festival

From tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges to acknowledging the unsung women in science and getting kids to become eco-warriors, Griffith University is sharing its expertise across all areas at this year’s World Science Festival Brisbane. Held from March 22-26, the festival brings together great minds from around the world  in an annual week-long celebration and […]
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Griffith Health

Quadriplegia no barrier to medical career

Griffith University Medicine student Dinesh Palipana reaches one of the biggest milestones of his life this evening (Dec 16) as he prepares to graduate with a Doctor of Medicine at a ceremony at The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. However this milestone is even more meaningful to Dr Palipana as he will be only the […]
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Features

A probiotic a day may keep stress at bay

If you’re going through a stressful time or are just feeling a bit anxious, you may want to start taking probiotics. A new Griffith University study shows that consumption of probiotics may have advantageous effects on mental health.
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Alumni

Alumnus provides tools for men’s mental health

A deep concern about high suicide rates within the construction industry led Griffith University alumnus Jorgen Gullestrup to start up the world’s only industry-based suicide prevention program. “Australian men often struggle to talk about their feelings, which makes them less likely to seek help for mental health issues,” Jorgen explains. “Every second day Australia loses […]
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