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.
To lock or not? How much of our concern for safety is for the resident, how much is for the family members and caregivers, and how much of it is for the staff and owners of nursing homes?
Western Australia's state Labor leader Mark McGowan was quoted as saying "we have the worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". It's true.
Popular brain training programs have been put to the test by researchers. The results show that some programs, but not all, can help slow cognitive decline that may lead to dementia.
Alzheimer's is a long game — it doesn't happen overnight. The good news is, early intervention can delay onset.
$8 million Lighthouse Hospital Project improves acute coronary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders14 February, 2017 by
The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently announced $8 million to expand a project that is transforming hospital care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with acute coronary syndrome.
Australians with schizophrenia die 25 years earlier than others due to poor heart health.
When a person is diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), it's a race against time.
The good news is that we are all living longer. The bad news is that we will all die … but when?
Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates for life-threatening infections in Indigenous children are several times higher than those of non-Indigenous children, and twice as many Indigenous children per population succumb to these severe infections despite life support.
St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA) has committed $450,000 to bring culturally appropriate palliative care services to five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) of Cape York as part of an MOU with Northern Peninsula Area Family and Community Services (NPAFACS) and Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima).
Alarmingly, 40% of health professionals surveyed by speech pathologist Bernadette Dutton at an aged-care forum incorrectly believed that toast was suitable for those on a 'soft' food texture diet.
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