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Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

Commonly associated with the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, metabolic dysfunction and heart disease, obesity is an area in dire need of new and innovative ways to combat its prevalence. Dr Doan Ngo, who explained her career was born and bred at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), is the 2015 recipient of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Mid-Career Research grant of $120,000 per annum for three years. read more

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1000km in 7 Days for Country Cancer Patients

Riding to support South Australian country cancer patients, two pelotons of inspiring cyclists and a convoy of dedicated volunteers completed a 1000km journey across regional South Australia in March for Mercer SuperCycle 2015. read more

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50 Years of Kidney Transplants in Australia

This year, we’re celebrating a major milestone – 50 years of kidney transplants in Australia, beginning at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH). The first successful transplant occurred at TQEH on 21st February 1965 when Mr Domenic Centofanti gave a kidney to his son-in-law, Mr Peter Tirimacco, in an operation performed by Dr Peter Knight. read more

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A Home Away from Home

THRF Ambassador and Breast Cancer survivor, Jenni Eyles has reflected on what the Under Our Roof Project will mean to country cancer patients. These 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 (TQEH) for treatment. read more

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Curing Mastitis to Improve the Health of New Mothers

Researchers are closer to unlocking the mystery of a serious and largely misunderstood condition that plagues many breastfeeding women – mastitis. Mastitis is a painful breast disease that occurs during breastfeeding, which can cause severe flu-like symptoms and reduce milk supply. It is an extremely common condition, affecting about one in four breastfeeding women. read more

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Monitoring QT Levels to Prevent Heart Attacks

Researchers in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) are testing the link between heart activity and a shortened life expectancy. Their initial study may now lead to a state-wide collection of evidence. read more

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Katharina Richter – research to treat Chronic Rhinosinusitis

German born and educated with research and work experience stints in New Zealand, Switzerland and Denmark, Katharina Richter is now hoping to change the lives of those suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) through her PhD at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI). read more