Aged & Allied Health

Too much sitting may be bad for your brain (and your body)

07 August, 2017 by

We all know that exercise is good for our health, but it may also keep our brains healthy.


Protecting our older workers from injury

07 August, 2017 by Terry Wong, General Manager, Move 4 Life. | Supplied by: Move 4 Life Pty Limited

As we live longer, we work longer, increasing the risk of injury.


Puppy guilt trips help keep the elderly active

01 August, 2017 by

It's hard to ignore a dog that wants to go for a walk, which makes it a good strategy for keeping the elderly active.


Addressing the physical health of people living with mental illness

27 July, 2017 by Gabrielle Maston, Dietitians Association of Australia | Supplied by: Dietitians Association of Australia

People living with mental illness need to take care of their physical health through healthy eating and exercise, just like everyone else.


Alzheimer's diagnosis may soon be possible with a simple blood test

27 July, 2017 by

Study findings offer a major step in predicting disease risk, years before obvious signs in the brain.


Meet Sally McCray, an outlier in dietetics

26 July, 2017 by

Sally McCray is the recipient of the 2017 Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) President’s Award for Innovation for her research and implementation of 'room service', a five-star inspired food service model for hospitals.


Study: 1 in 3 dementia cases could be prevented

21 July, 2017 by

Improving brain health by focusing on nine key areas of health could dramatically reduce the risk of dementia.


World first: double hand transplant child can now write, dress and eat independently

20 July, 2017 by

Eighteen months after his double hand transplant, an eight-year-old child can undertake essential life functions.


Australian discovery paves way for growing lifesaving organs

19 July, 2017 by Mansi Gandhi

A stem cell research discovery could help ease the current organ shortage, paving the way to producing replacement organs for damaged hearts, kidneys and bowels.


Bacterial diagnosis much faster with new system

07 July, 2017 by

Faster treatment, faster recovery and reduced risk of antibiotic resistance are now possible for patients with bacterial infections thanks to a new diagnostic system.


Want your cake and eat it too? You might want to check the portion size

05 July, 2017 by

Portion sizes for Australia's most commonly consumed junk foods have increased significantly over the past 20 years.


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.


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