Allied Health & Aging

New board members for National Rural Health Alliance

29 November, 2023

The Alliance has appointed Penny Stewart OAM and Dr Nicole Liesis as new board members.

Call for review of 'inadequate' psychedelic-assisted therapy laws

24 November, 2023

A group of medical and health practitioners is calling for an urgent review of the current guidelines for the use of psychedelic-assisted therapy in Australia.

Clinic offers new lease on life for 21-year-old

20 November, 2023

A NSW tertiary clinical program has significantly improved the quality of life of a young woman diagnosed with functional neurological disorder (FND).

Project targets illicit drug use and harm reduction

17 November, 2023

UTS is testing a new handheld device for rapidly and accurately identifying drug specimens.

SafeScript NSW's new approval management functionality

16 November, 2023

SafeScript NSW's new functionality allows prescribers to apply online for approval to prescribe or supply certain Schedule 8 medicines.

National Mental Health Workforce Strategy released

11 October, 2023

A National Mental Health Workforce Strategy will guide coordinated action over the next decade for mental health care.

Innovative mental health care delivery

06 October, 2023

The new Deakin Private Hospital in Canberra hopes to begin a new era in mental health treatment with an innovative model of care.

A Day in the Life of a remote area nurse

05 October, 2023

Caitlin Clayer from Ti Tree Health Clinic in the Northern Territory is a remote area nurse providing compassionate and culturally safe care to First Nations communities.

AIHW releases 10-year dementia data improvement plan

26 September, 2023

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has outlined activities to improve national dementia data and provide an evidence base for effective policy development, service provision and planning.

Clinical excellence, innovation celebrated at WSLHD quality awards

25 September, 2023

From advances in patient experience to new dedicated Aboriginal health services for women, the WSLHD annual awards honoured clinical excellence and innovation.

Study calls for urgent efforts to reduce adolescent vaping uptake

13 September, 2023

A study involving more than 4200 adolescents has found that e-cigarette use has become "fairly common" in young people in Australia.

Updated hip fracture standard released

11 September, 2023

The ACSQHC has launched the updated national clinical care standard for hip fracture at the binational Hip Fest 2023 conference.

Study examines strategies for reducing hip fractures

04 September, 2023

A study by UTD has examined how bone-strengthening exercises could lead to a decrease in hip fractures, including for those outside of the high-risk category.

Incannex Healthcare, Clarion unveil plans for psychedelic therapy clinic

16 August, 2023

A new purpose-built psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is set to open in September.

Indigenous health study rolled out across Qld

07 August, 2023

A Mater study has placed health workers across Queensland in order to study the long-term health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

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