Aged & Allied Health

Essential oils linked to abnormal breast growth in boys

23 March, 2018 by

Lavender and tea tree oil have endocrine-disrupting chemicals, some of which may also be found in other popular essential oils.

A Day in the Life ... Dr Mark Formby

13 March, 2018 by

Dr Mark Formby is Acting Director at NSW Health Pathology's Anatomical Pathology Laboratory at John Hunter Hospital.

Hear your way

12 March, 2018 by Colleen Psarros*

Today, most people take for granted their ability to easily make calls or listen to music on their mobile phones. But for the hearing impaired, this has never been simple — until now.

Parkinson's discovery opens door to new treatment

02 March, 2018 by

A new study of Parkinson's patients with postural and gait challenges has found significantly reduced levels of a brain protein in their cerebrospinal fluid.

Thermo Scientific TSX Series blood bank refrigerators and plasma freezers

28 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The TSX Series high-performance refrigerators and freezers are powered by V-Drive technology, designed to deliver improved performance and significant energy savings.

High-protein diet lowers Alzheimer's risk

23 February, 2018 by

A high-protein diet significantly reduces the presence of amyloid beta, the precursor to Alzheimer's disease, reducing the risk of contracting the disease.

Exercise and nutrition program helps cancer survivors

22 February, 2018 by

A new study by the Cancer Council NSW and the University of Newcastle has promising results for cancer survivors.

CSIRO scientists supercharge water purification

22 February, 2018 by

Poor communities and disaster zones will benefit from this new Australian discovery.

9 out of 10 youth in WA detention have severe neuro-disability

14 February, 2018 by

The level of FASD and other brain disorders in youth in detention in Australia is among the highest for incarcerated youth globally.

Hands-on food safety training gains results

12 February, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

Food safety matters. So does the health of your customers and managing your risks.

Mack Traction Control footwear

06 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Bunzl Industrial & Safety

The Mack range of slip-resistant occupational footwear includes a lightweight, slip-resistant, slip-on double gusset safety boot for workers that are exposed to slippery environments.

Coming to grips with food waste

06 February, 2018 by Kathy Faulkner*

Hospital foodservices represent one of the greatest sources of hospital waste. What can you do about it?

Slim Jim Step-On bin for medical facilities

30 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: Rubbermaid Commercial Products

The Slim Jim Step-On refuse container has a slender design and small footprint, meaning it can fit in tight spaces while not compromising on the ability to hold a large amount of waste. The construction allows for a hands-free operation to ensure the user does not have to risk potential contamination. The containers have commercial-grade construction for durability, and can carry a variety of medical wastes including corrosive chemicals, potentially infected materials and daily garbage.

Empathy + innovation = outstanding patient experience

29 January, 2018 by Laini Bennett

Imagine a hospital where patients love the food and rave about their experience. It's not a pipe dream.

Don't... pass the salt

29 January, 2018 by

Aussie men are ingesting nearly twice the recommended maximum daily intake of salt, with women not far behind.

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