Bright red Proteus flowers adorned ASPREE Melbourne Manager, Dr Suzanne Orchard’s desk following her presentation to the Montrose and District Probus Club recently. So beautiful we had to tweet them, the flowers were a gift to Suzanne in appreciation for her presentation on aspirin and the ASPREE study. The pleasure is ours. We have been fortunate…Details
PRESS RELEASE: Melbourne, 20 October 2014: The use of aspirin to prevent cancer will be discussed by experts at a symposium in Melbourne today. Leading healthcare professionals will discuss the scientific evidence for and against the use of aspirin for the chemoprevention of cancer. With the rising importance of disease prevention, researchers are looking at…Details
Ballarat may have forgotten it was spring, but it didn’t put a dampener on meeting local ASPREE participants and guests at the study update today. We all braved the inclement weather – sun, sun, rain, downpour, FREEZING! (all in the space of a few hours) and look forward to the stories about the event on local Win News…Details
Dr Sharyn Fitzgerald, ASPREE Regional Manager, visited her home town Wonthaggi at a study update today. Wonthaggi, a small hamlet in South Gippsland, has one of the highest participation rates in Australia, much to Sharyn’s immense pride. We would like to thank the Wonthaggi Club and the general community for their support for the ASPREE study.…Details
Sleep apnoea refers to breathing problems that may be experienced during sleep. It is a very common disorder that is usually associated with snoring and can often be so mild that most people are not aware they have it. SNORE-ASA (SNORE-ASA: Study of Neurocognitive Outcomes, Radiological and Retinal Effects of Aspirin in Sleep Apnoea) is…Details
Crossing the border into SA this week. With around half of ASPREE participants living in regional and rural areas, the Biobank team designed a mobile laboratory called an ASPREE ‘Biobus’. We now have two in Victoria and one in Tasmania. Each vehicle is fully equipped to collect, process and store samples over several days at a…Details
Hearing loss associated with ageing, experienced by two-thirds of people over the age of 70 years, can have a profound effect on a person’s independence and quality of life. There is no known single cause and no known cure for this type of hearing loss. The ASPREE-Hearing (Aspirin in HEAring Retinal vessels, Inflammatory markers, Neurocognition…Details
A large scientific review which revealed that aspirin protected people aged 50-65 against gastrointestinal cancer, was unable to determine cancer benefits for those aged over 70. International researchers, who analysed around 200 papers, explained there was ‘uncertainty’ about the balance of benefits versus the risk of daily low-dose aspirin in older people. “For example the…Details
In terms of numbers, the biggest single study update so far this year belongs to Geelong, with more than 300 ASPREE participants and guests attending the event at Simonds Stadium (Kardinia Park) this month. A fantastic morning enjoyed by all.
Such was the huge response from ASPREE participants that the ACT ASPREE team held an additional study update in the afternoon to accommodate all the guests.
Pictured: ASPREE Chief Investigator in the ACT, Prof Walter Abhayaratna introduces himself to local participants and their guests.