Aged & Allied Health > Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

New hypertension guidelines released

20 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Treatment guidelines for patients with hypertension have been updated, with a particular focus


My wife is a nurse. My wife is a hero.

19 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Bobby Wesson, posted afterwards 'Rayena and I have been humbled by all of the stories that nurses, medical professionals, patients and people from all over the world have shared with us'.


Paramedics delayed and in danger, union warns

15 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Paramedics are in danger and response times are increasing because ambulance tracking software is out of date and unreliable, the Australian Paramedics Association New South Wales (APANSW) says, according to an ABC report.


Surviving the night shift

13 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

As a nurse there is no avoiding the inevitable night shift. Working nights has been linked to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer in women, and prostate cancer in men.



New study aims to slow Alzheimer's march

13 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The world’s largest international drug trial aimed at delaying the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages is underway at the University of Melbourne.



Play powered paediatric mask

13 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

A new nasal mask for non-invasive ventilation of children with obstructive sleep apnoea and neuromuscular disorders is being released by Philips Respironics. Its design hints at a giraffe’s neck, though one would think that an elephant’s trunk would have been the thing to mimic. As such, it comes with Jacky Giraffe, Sami the Seal, and Tucker the Turtle, three animated toys that interact with the child and each other to take the worry away from the mask.


Pirate-themed CT scanner

06 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Registered Nurse Naomi Hawkins says the best response she’s gotten so far was “Hurry up and get out so I can play”.



Tips: extending the life of your stethoscope

06 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly


Turn up the yuck factor for hand hygiene

29 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The yuck factor may be an effective tool for boosting hand hygiene compliance among health care workers, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.


Tiny computers; better, smarter, injectable

29 June, 2016 by Corin Kelly

University of Michigan engineers have been working on developing tiny electronic devices that are small enough to be injectable using a standard size syringe. Their latest development is a miniature antenna that can transmit and receive data in vivo at distances up to one foot. It uses magnetism instead of electromagnetic radiation because the body attenuates the latter very strongly.



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