26 September 2022 Research conducted by Western Sydney University reveals young people in Australia are not receiving adequate information or education about periods and menstrual management. The research findings published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, report on the evaluation of a free web-based resource, Menstruation Matters.
15 September 2022 A Q&A with Dr Phoebe Zhou on his career, new challenges ahead and some of the topics his team will work on in 2022 and beyond. Dr Zhou is a Research Support Program Fellow, Natural Products, Cardiovascular Disease and Mental Health at NICM Health Research Institute. Her research focuses on synergistic mechanisms of natural products and complex herbal formulations.
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.