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Transgender population at ‘margins of society’ – Paper highlights need for public support and education to understand community

Prejudice, discrimination, harassment and abuse are damaging to transgender people’s health and wellbeing in ways that are not properly understood.

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Transgender population at 'margins of society'
A Curtin-led study finds transgender people remain misunderstood and marginalised, by health care providers and society in general.
New hope for cardiovascular disease
A team of Australian researchers led by Professor Christopher Reid from Curtin University and Mr John Varigos from Monash University has proved a combination of inexpensive drugs are effective in reducing heart attacks and stroke by nearly 30 per cent.
Poor long-term outlook for patients with Murray Valley Encephalitis
Curtin School of Public Health researchers have determined that long-term effects of the Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVEV) represent a significant medical and social burden in Australia.
PG Public Health courses with Commonwealth support in 2016
The following courses are offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places for 2016:
- Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
- Master of Dietetics

Most postgraduate courses only offer full-fee places. Only some postgraduate courses have Commonwealth supported places which means as a domestic student you pay a proportion of the cost of your course and the government funds the balance. The postgraduate courses which are available at the Commonwealth Supported rate of fees change annually, and places are limited.

To find out more about Commonwealth supported places and eligibility visit Fees.

Fighting Ebola: Curtin expert on the frontline
Linda Selvey has been a front line medic in Ebola-hit African countries, and in this video she tells her compelling first-hand story.

Curtin University collaborates to reduce Aboriginal maternal smoking
Curtin University’s Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) is working with industry and stakeholders to build an online portal to address Aboriginal maternal smoking issues in Western Australia.

Health promotion lecturer receives Emerging Leader Award
A Curtin University health promotion lecturer has recently been announced as the 2015 Emerging Health Promotion Leader by The Australian Health Promotion Association.

Faculty staff attend first WHO Collaborating Centre Regional Forum
Dr Helen Brown from the School of Public Health and Professor Steve Allsop from the National Drug Research Institute recently attended the first World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre Regional Forum for the Western Pacific in Manila, Philippines. Dr Brown, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre Environmental Health Impact Assessment, and Professor Allsop, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, were each presented with a plaque of appreciation by Dr Shin Young-soo, the Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. The forum brought together WHO collaborating centres from 10 member states in the Western Pacific region, with the aim to strengthen strategic partnerships and to share best practices to address public health challenges.

Cooling the City - Dr Helen Brown on ABC
Click the heading to view a segment on ABC news about the Heat Island effect and a puch for legislation for creating cooler suburbs.

Health, Safety and Environment course receives new accreditation
The Faculty of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that the Graduate Diploma and Masters Courses in Occupational Health and Safety have recently been awarded accreditation with the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. This follows the successful national accreditation of the Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) last year.

SoPH research demonstrates health benefits of A2 versus A1 milk
School of Public Health researchers have found milk drinkers could gain digestive health benefits by switching from milk containing the A1 protein. Associate Professor Sebely Pal from Curtin’s School of Public Health and lead researcher said to date there had been no solid evidence to demonstrate that A2 milk had different gastrointestinal effects for humans than regular milk.

Sexuality and relationships training for WA teachers
A new program being offered through Curtin University will provide Western Australian (WA) practicing teachers and student teachers with specialised sexuality and relationships education, highlighting modern issues such as ‘sexting’ and bullying.

Forging research links with Africa
Over the past six months staff from the Faculty of Health Sciences’ School of Public Health attended a series of research forums in South Africa funded through the Africa Australia Universities Network.