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Under Our Roof Progresses

The roofs are on and the walls are going up at The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) Under Our Roof project at Woodville West. The two, three-bedroom homes, being built with family and frailty in mind, will open later this year for country cancer patients who need to come to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. read more

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Fighting for health and happiness – Mercer SuperCycle

Mercer SuperCycle is a major challenge. Cyclists sign up for a gruelling 1000km ride in just 7 days. They push their bodies to the limit. However, they know their pain is going to end once the week is over. It's a different story for the people who are the reason behind the Mercer SuperCycle challenge – they don’t have the comfort of knowing when the pain will end. read more

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A Dinner With Friends to Fight Cancer

During the time you have friends over for dinner 40 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. You can help change this by hosting a Longest Table. The Longest Table is a fun and simple event where you host a dinner with your friends. Your dinner can be as laid back or as elaborate as you like, whether it’s a pizza or burger night or even an 8 course meal. read more

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Biobanking – Now and for the Future

What if you were asked to deposit your blood, your saliva, your skin, even your major organs into a biobank? Researchers hope you wouldn’t think twice about it, as biobanks are a crucial research resource – a resource that many of us may have the opportunity to contribute to in our life time. read more

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New way to beat and prevent breast cancer

One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It's a common and devastating disease. Researchers at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) are investigating ways to reduce a patient's risk of developing breast cancer. read more

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Grant to help cure diabetes

Type 1 diabetes sufferers may have a new more accessible treatment option in the future. For those with Type 1 diabetes, their body's own immune system destroys the insulin producing cells. Five years ago The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Renal Unit completed South Australia’s first successful Islet Transplant. read more

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PROSTMATE empowers patients and carers

Online resource PROSTMATE is making a huge difference to patients and families dealing with prostate cancer. PROSTMATE is partly funded by The Hospital Research Foundation’s disease specific affiliate Australian Prostate Cancer, in collaboration with Australian Prostate Cancer Research. read more

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Keeping your bones healthy

Did you know that bone density scans are recommended if you are over the age of 50? Keeping an eye on your bone density as you age is vital to help prevent an extremely common and debilitating disease; osteoporosis. read more

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Is your lifestyle putting you at risk?

One in four adults in Australia are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Dr Jim Wang, Senior Medical Scientist, at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) about how this high risk is directly related to the lifestyles we lead today… read more

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Preventing and Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation can be a frightening and painful disorder to have. Heart palpitations, an elevated heart rate (without exercise) and shortness of breath are just some of the symptoms of this disorder, which affects between 10 and 15 per cent of people over the age of 65. Researchers at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI) have recently undertaken a study on the disorder to find out more about why it occurs and to develop effective treatments. read more