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9 December 2022
A Q&A with Dr Yang on her career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics her team will work on in 2023 and beyond. Dr Yang is a Research Support Program Fellow, Health Ageing at NICM Health Research Institute. Her research explores the effectiveness and safety of complementary medicines, including Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and tai chi, in the treatment of chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mild cognitive impairment.

7 December 2022
After reviewing the competitively high standard of postgraduate research papers undertaken in 2022, we congratulate award winner Kayla Jaye and highly commended award winner Justin Sinclair.
29 November 2022
It’s two weeks after the birth of your healthy bub and you notice your gut isn’t feeling quite right. Maybe you feel a bit bloated. Maybe you’re farting more than usual.
22 November 2022
Western Sydney University and the All India Institute of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India announced today the appointment of a Joint Academic Chair in Ayurveda. The new position aims to build capacity for the scientific evaluation of Ayurvedic medicine and aligned inventions such as Ayurveda herbal medicine, yoga and meditation.

18 November 2022
Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects around one in nine women and people assigned female at birth. There are currently no known cure but symptoms can be managed with surgery, medications, hormonal treatments, pelvic physiotherapy and complementary therapies such as acupuncture.
10 November 2022
Today marks the official launch of the ‘Integrative Oncology and Wellness Centres in Cancer Care’ white paper, by Hon. Ged Kearney MP, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care at Parliament House, Canberra. This inaugural white paper validates the services of Integrative Oncology and Wellness Centres and provides a framework of recommendations to truly realise their potential.

8 November 2022
NICM Health Research Institute has been identified as Australia’s top research institution in the field of Alternative and Traditional Medicine in The Australian Research 2023 Magazine published today. NICM HRI’s Professor Jerome Sarris was also named as top researcher for the discipline of Natural Medicines and Medicinal Plants.

26 October 2022
Many of us are familiar with probiotics, such as certain yogurts and fermented foods, full of “good” bacteria that can keep the gut healthy. But what about postbiotics? What are they and how do they affect our gut health?

30 September 2022
Welcome to our spring edition and reading about some of the projects that have kept us busy over the last three-months. We are looking forward to some downtime over the long weekend and some much-deserved rest and relaxation..

29 September 2022
NICM HRI are investigating if a herbal preparation made from persimmon leaf extract can help treat insomnia based on a multi-compound-multi-targeted approach.


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