Aged & Allied Health

Quality not quantity in medicating aged-care residents

13 November, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

Greater levels of pharmacist intervention are required when administering drugs to an "overly-medicated" elderly population, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report revealed last week.

Two copies of Christchurch may protect against Alzheimer's

08 November, 2019

New treatments were investigated after a woman at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for years beyond what was anticipated.

More support needed after self-harm to reduce suicide risk

07 November, 2019

A high risk of suicide following hospital discharge for self-harm highlights the need for early follow-up care and risk-reduction strategies.

Sports medicine protocols needed for elite gamers, says study

07 November, 2019

eSports athletes are at risk of physical, psychological and metabolic disorders, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Rural practice satisfies junior doctors

06 November, 2019

Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia more likely to be satisfied than metropolitan counterparts, says UNSW research.

Study to explore sexual issues in women with ovarian cancer

06 November, 2019

Women will be asked about their experiences of sexuality, body image, sexual function, femininity and related depression and anxiety.

Embracing telehealth: understanding the barriers to adoption in Australia

06 November, 2019 by Shehaan Fernando, Regional Director for Connected Care Informatics at Philips

Is telehealth a potential silver bullet to help precious medical resources go further?

Any physical activity reduces risk of death

29 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

A study published in The BMJ shows that physical activity — regardless of intensity — is associated with a lower risk of early death in middle-aged adults and older people.

How big alcohol is trying to fool us into thinking drinking is safer than it really is

22 October, 2019 by Peter Miller, Deakin University

Australia's guidelines on alcohol consumption are under ongoing review by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), with new draft guidelines expected to be released in November.

In Conversation... with Jenny Messell

15 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

We speak with Jenny Messell, the NT's 2019 Nurse of the Year and Service Manager at Indigenous residential aged-care facility Juninga Centre.

Breast cancer survey highlights allied health gap

14 October, 2019

Breast Cancer Network Australia has called for more funding for allied health outpatient services in public hospitals and an increase in the Medicare rebate for allied health.

Push to upskill GPs and raise awareness during Mental Health Week

09 October, 2019

Greg Hunt backs the release of a framework for assessing the mental health of young Australians, while Climb for Mental Health showcases the importance of moving onwards and upwards.

New GP guidelines could reduce Aus dementia rates

01 October, 2019 by Lauren Davis

New guidelines have been issued for Australian GPs that will hopefully help reduce dementia rates nationally.

ASID Annual Scientific Meeting deemed a success for NT

26 September, 2019

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 saw 450 attendees descend on the Darwin Convention Centre.

Age services meeting dementia needs

06 September, 2019 by David O’Sullivan*

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has thrown up examples of failures in care for people living with dementia, but there are plenty of cases where age services are leading the way in setting best practice standards for meeting the needs of older Australians with dementia.

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