Allied Health & Aging

How virtual services are reshaping the regional care landscape

12 June, 2024

A new project, coordinated by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC), is set to evaluate how virtual care is supporting regional and rural patients.

What are Australians most likely to die from?

11 June, 2024

The report used all health conditions recorded on the death certificate to provide new insights into the health conditions causing and contributing to a person's death.

PANDA releases new mental health resource

05 June, 2024

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) has launched a perinatal online chatbot to help new and expecting parents.

Inpatient treatment approach could help adults with eating disorders

03 June, 2024

The approach involves patients consuming a progressively higher energy intake over a short period of time, to quickly restore their nutritional health.

New trial should improve mental health care access: APHA

20 May, 2024

A new trial to fund telehealth for psychiatric inpatient consultations should result in better access to psychiatric care for Australian patients, according to the APHA.

Most people with psychosis known to health services: study

15 May, 2024 by UNSW Sydney

Three out of four people who committed serious violent offences in NSW and were found not guilty due to mental illness had visited at least one mental health service prior to the attack, a study has found.

Call to improve prevention and management of chronic conditions

08 May, 2024

The Australian Medical Association is urging action on the prevention and management of chronic conditions in Australia.

Opinion: It's time for Australia to introduce a sugary drinks tax

08 May, 2024

Sugary drinks cause weight gain and increase the risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes.

Insomnia medication for alcohol use disorder?

06 May, 2024

Researchers are recommending full-scale human trials after an insomnia drug helped a man withdraw from his 16-drinks-a-day addiction.

Severe mental illness and physical ailments: what's the link?

02 May, 2024

People living with severe mental illness continued to face significant health inequity compared to the general population, particularly those aged under 40.

Collaboration key to improving adherence to physical activity guidelines

29 April, 2024 by Luke Snabaitis*

We all know that being physically active is important for our health, but getting people to actually move enough to meet the recommended guidelines can be a challenge.

Improving mental health care of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals

26 April, 2024

Questions that mental health nurses ask on the frontline help them guide consumers to the safest place in the emergency department, clinic or ward.

Australia is getting good value for health dollar: report

24 April, 2024

A healthcare system that gets people in and out of hospital quickly and cheaply isn't much good if those patients aren't getting better.

Medical drone project to service rural, remote Australia

23 April, 2024

The University of Sydney and ASAC consultancy are developing a hydrogen-fuelled, emissions-free medical drone to service rural and remote Australia, like the Kimberley.

Hospital teams with intersecting roles more effective: study

23 April, 2024

The rise of 'fluid participation' — frequent changes to team membership and the composition of available skills — poses new challenges to traditional coordination mechanisms.

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