22 June 2022 Welcome to our 2022 winter newsletter edition. We look forward to working with the newly elected Australian Government and acknowledge the outgoing Morrison Government’s contribution to the medical research sector. We also congratulate all recipients in the recent Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List, especially the late Dr Judy Jacka who was honoured for her service to community health through natural therapy.
20 June 2022 NICM HRI throughout April, May and June have featured in the media commenting on topics from mindfulness, cold and flu, menstrual health and literacy, menstrual leave, pelvic pain, endometriosis, and medicinal cannabis.
9 June 2022 A Q&A with Dr Sabag on his career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics his team will work on in 2022 and beyond. Dr Sabag is a Research Support Program Fellow, Exercise Therapies, Age and Chronic Disease at NICM Health Research Institute. His research focuses on cardiometabolic health.
6 June 2022 It previously took, on average, 6.4-8 years for endometriosis to be diagnosed with surgery. But with doctors now able to give a clinical diagnosis of “suspected endometriosis” based on symptoms and a physical examination, the time to diagnosis is likely to reduce.
2 June 2022 Spain recently announced plans to legislate menstrual leave. This is extra leave for those who experience severe period pain. The decision has sparked public debate about whether Australia should introduce a similar scheme.
18 May 2022 Endo@Work, a new research initiative and partnership between Endometriosis Australia and leading academics, is aiming to end inequality in the workplace for people living with endometriosis in Australia. Researchers from Western Sydney University, Southern Cross University, University of St Andrews (Scotland) and the University of Technology Sydney will seek to understand perceptions and experiences of individuals with endometriosis in the workplace; explore organisational perspectives on providing practical and appropriate support and draw on these experiences and perspectives to shape guidelines and recommendations for Australian employers.
30 April 2022 NICM Health Research Institute and the traditional and complementary medicine community around the world has welcomed the establishment of the World Health Organization Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (WHO GCTM), the world's first of its type. Attending the ground-breaking ceremony held in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India on 19 April, and presenting as a plenary speaker at the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit, NICM Health Research Institute Director, Professor Dennis Chang commended the visionary leadership and commitment by India and WHO, echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks of the centre ushering in a new era of traditional medicine globally and enhancing wellness in society.
23 March 2022 Welcome to our first newsletter for 2022. After some well-deserved downtime with the holiday break, the start of each year for our Institute brings about a chance for reflection, planning, engagement and renewal, a time to reigniting the fires for the exciting year ahead. We look to our strategic plan and how it will guide and direct our projects over the next 12-months.
22 March 2022 New findings from a major international review examining the ‘best of the best’ available scientific evidence reveals which nutraceuticals (nutrient-based natural products) and phytoceuticals (plant-based natural products) are beneficial in the management of a range of mental health disorders.