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.
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.
Report calls for national plan to combat elder abuse.
Authors conclude that proton-pump inhibitors should be co-prescribed in this age group to reduce the risk of bleeds.
A time-honoured mnemonic technique can turn mere mortals into memory athletes.
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.
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.
Hospitalisations for palliative care are growing faster than all hospitalisations, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
European researchers have developed a smart exoskeleton that recognises loss of balance and prevents falling in elderly patients.
A powerful how-to guide bringing the transformative power of music into the lives of people living with dementia.
Scientists are exploring the potential of human cord plasma to slow brain degeneration.
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%.
The WHO campaign for World Health Day is focusing on the prevention and treatment of depression.
Federal money is on finding a community-based solution to ice and other drugs of addiction.
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