Aged & Allied Health

Bupa, Cabrini Health partner for at-home hospital care

18 May, 2022

Cabrini Health and Bupa have signed an agreement to expand new models of care services, as part of an extension of their contract.

Epworth Eastern lets kids 'drive' into the OT

11 May, 2022

Epworth Eastern, Victoria, is using a remote-controlled four-wheel drive to make children comfortable before surgery.

Clinical trial to test psychedelics for depression

28 April, 2022

Macquarie University is leading a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of regular, tiny doses of a psychedelic drug on moderate depression.

The impact of war on Ukraine's health system

26 April, 2022

A WHO survey demonstrates the devastating impact of the humanitarian emergency on the health and wellbeing of millions of people in Ukraine.

New report highlights the cost of crisis on frontline workers

26 April, 2022

The latest Australian Community Sector Survey finds that the pandemic has further compounded chronic underfunding in the community sector, pushing many services and workers to their limits.

Rural GPs need more robust support: RACGP

26 April, 2022

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging the next federal government to boost support for GPs caring for rural and remote patients.

Healthy lifestyle linked to more years without Alzheimer's

22 April, 2022

A healthy lifestyle is associated with a longer life expectancy, with both men and women living a larger proportion of their remaining years without Alzheimer's disease.

Online program for stroke survivors improves wellbeing: study

21 April, 2022

Access to an online program that provides easily accessible, interactive, tailored healthy lifestyle and behaviour change techniques improves the wellbeing of adult stroke survivors, according to a new study.

Anaphylaxis: around one in eight cases due to medications

12 April, 2022

While foods were the highest cause of anaphylaxis episodes, antimicrobial drugs, non-steroid anti-inflammatories, penicillin and cephalosporins made up the bulk of medication-related episodes.

TALi appoints former Cochlear executive as Chief Medical Officer

06 April, 2022

ASX-listed TALi Digital has appointed Mary Elizabeth Brinson, former vice president, Global Clinical Affairs, Cochlear, as its new Chief Medical Officer.

Opinion: Why housing should be a health issue this election

04 April, 2022 by Associate Professor Yvonne Parry, Child Health, College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University

Successive federal and state governments have abandoned families to housing market forces — placing many in the situation of being unable to afford home ownership or living in housing stress.

In Conversation with Anne Woollett

01 April, 2022

Melbourne-based Anne Woollett is leading an Australian-first pilot aimed at providing equitable access to clinical trials for patients in regional areas.

How the Pathway model took pressure off Vic hospitals

23 March, 2022

Faced with a rising wave of infections, a Melbourne hospital, a primary health network and a community organisation created a system that supported thousands of lives.

Low levels of folate may increase dementia risk: research

16 March, 2022

Low levels of folate (vitamin B9) in the blood may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia and death from any cause in older people, reveals new research.

Aged care and the great reset

28 February, 2022 by Sean Rooney, CEO, LASA

The aged-care sector has begun to emerge from the challenges encountered over the summer from the COVID-19 Omicron wave.

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