back pain

Study series on low back pain published

Reported by Haydee | 10 Apr, 2018

In Australia, around 25% of people suffer low back pain on any day. $4.8 Billion is being spent annually on management on low back pain. This condition reduces the country’s GDP by AU$3.2Billion per annum, and is the most common condition keeping older Australians out of the workforce.


New landmark study to reduce track crashes launched

Reported by Haydee | 27 Mar, 2018

A landmark study which aims to reduce heavy vehicle crashes in Australia and improve truck driver well-being has been launched today. It features the roll-out of a world-leading fatigue prevention and driver monitoring technology.


Saliva, blood tests may soon be used to detect work fatigue

Reported by Haydee | 13 Sep, 2017

The Monash University-led study found specific markers or biomarkers linked to reduced alertness, including eye movement patterns, blood-based metabolites, chemiresistor signal responses and various speed parameters.


Results of firefighters’ health study released

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jul, 2015

The results of a new study examining the incidences of death and cancer in current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) firefighters has been published recently.

Study: Many Australian female GPs experience sexual harassment from patients

Reported by Haydee | 07 Oct, 2013

Many Australian female General Practitioners experience sexual harassment from patients in their workplace, a study reveals. According to the Monash University study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, more than half of the female physicians have experienced being harassed at least once by a patient. The Daily Telegraph reported that the nationwide survey …

WorkHealth check analysis reveals that financial services workers are unhealthy

Reported by Haydee | 03 Apr, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria released the results of a study of more than 400,000 WorkHealth checks over the past three years. Ninemsn reports that the analysis was conducted by Monash University and compared the results of 13,926 workers in the financial services sector to the results of 57,490 workers in the scientific, professional and technical services industry. …