Aged & Allied Health

Melbourne researchers help tackle snakebite deaths globally

19 June, 2017 by

Improving treatment and reducing the death and injury toll from snakebites globally took a major step forward when the World Health Organization added snakebite to the highest priority list of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) this month.

Staff mindfulness sessions well received at John Hunter Hospital

16 June, 2017 by Dr Susannah Ward, Dr Sue Outram

Hospital initiatives designed to promote employee health and wellbeing can positively contribute to the development of a hospital culture where staff feel valued and role model health behaviour to the community. Such interventions may reduce rates of employee mental illness, absenteeism, burnout and turnover while improving workforce morale, job satisfaction and resilience.

Hospitals can be front line in uncovering elder abuse

15 June, 2017 by

Report calls for national plan to combat elder abuse.

Long-term daily aspirin use linked to higher bleeding risk in adults aged 75 or over

15 June, 2017 by

Authors conclude that proton-pump inhibitors should be co-prescribed in this age group to reduce the risk of bleeds.

Training like a memory athlete

08 June, 2017 by

A time-honoured mnemonic technique can turn mere mortals into memory athletes.

Public hearing to discuss ear diseases in Indigenous Australians

31 May, 2017 by

On Wednesday, 7 June, the Australian Parliament's Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee will be holding a public hearing into the prevalence of ear diseases among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Online program for palliative care launched

30 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Flinders University

Researchers at Flinders University have developed palliAGED — an online program which connects health professionals and family members with evidence-based support for palliative care in aged care.

Pureed food manufacturer recognised for innovation

25 May, 2017 by

Textured Concept Foods (TCF), a manufacturer of pureed foods for those with swallowing difficulties, has been recognised in a new book celebrating Australia's top 50 innovators in food manufacturing.

Palliative care hospitalisations rising in Australia

24 May, 2017 by

Hospitalisations for palliative care are growing faster than all hospitalisations, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Fall prevention with a powered exoskeleton

16 May, 2017 by

European researchers have developed a smart exoskeleton that recognises loss of balance and prevents falling in elderly patients.

Music Remembers Me

03 May, 2017 by

A powerful how-to guide bringing the transformative power of music into the lives of people living with dementia.

Could human cord plasma boost the ageing brain?

25 April, 2017 by

Scientists are exploring the potential of human cord plasma to slow brain degeneration.

The National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program — helping combat unplanned weight loss

11 April, 2017 by Valentina Giannelli* | Supplied by: Dietitians Association of Australia

It is well recognised that residents of aged-care facilities are at high risk of weight loss, with the prevalence of malnutrition in the residential aged-care setting ranging from 40–70%.

World Health Day 7 April — living with a black dog

07 April, 2017 by

The WHO campaign for World Health Day is focusing on the prevention and treatment of depression.

Local drug action teams to find cracks in the ice

05 April, 2017 by

Federal money is on finding a community-based solution to ice and other drugs of addiction.

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