Aged & Allied Health > Audiology

The five biggest myths about earwax

16 January, 2019 by Lisa Hellwege*

We debunk the five misconceptions about earwax and ear cleaning.


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.


Dying to know day

08 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Did you know that 75% of us have not had end of life discussions? Dying to Know Day events activate conversations and curiosity, build death literacy and help grow the capacity of individuals and community groups to take action toward end of life planning.


$43 million boost to tackle dementia

04 November, 2015 by Corin Kelly

Seventy-six researchers will share in $43 million to support bold and innovative new ideas to not only tackle the impacts of dementia but to find ways of preventing and curing the debilitating disease.


PalAssist, New QLD Helpline For Palliative Care Service

23 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

Patients and their families in Queensland now have greater access to support thanks to PalAssist, a 24-hour helpline operated by the Cancer Council Queensland.


LASA Lobbied for Improved Assessment Notifications for Older Australians

05 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)  has taken its advocacy a step further to ensure older Australians are provided with correct information regarding their entitlements.


ANMF Rejects the AMA's Co-payment Plan

22 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has rejected  the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) proposal for an alternate GP co-payment model and continues to oppose all proposals for GP and other co-payments.


Growth in Disability Support Services Slows

07 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

In 2012-13, an estimated 312,539 Australians accessed disability support services, although there was a drop in growth, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


Youth Mental Health Report Shows Need for Greater Support

18 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

One in five young Australians are likely to be experiencing mental illness, and less than 40% are comfortable seeking professional help, according to a new Youth Mental Health Report released by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute.


Survey Shows Medical Professionals Are Main Source of Palliative Care Information

27 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Medical professionals remain the source for Australians and their loved ones to access information about palliative care, according to a new Palliative Care Australia survey.


Healthy Eating Programs a Good Investment

31 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Individuals with a higher socioeconomic status usually follow a healthy eating program and take better care of their health needs, while those on lower incomes are more likely to cut back on basic needs, according to recent research.


Omega 3 and Antidepressants Could Help Avoid Dementia and Depression

25 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Omega-3 supplements and the antidepressant sertraline are being considered in a study to reduce depressive symptoms and cognitive decline in older people, in a bid to prevent the onset of dementia and depression in later life.


Record Number of Indigenous GP Registrars Fellow from RACGP

23 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

This year has seen the largest number of Indigenous GP registrars fellow from the Royal Australian College of General Practice. It was a historic moment at the Fellowship and Awards Ceremony last Wednesday, when, four of nine Aboriginal registrars who had succeeded in meeting the RACGP assessment requirements in 2013, were conferred with the Fellowship of the RACGP.



Medibank Report Calls For Better Coordination of Mental Health Services

10 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new report by private health insurer Medibank has estimated the overall cost of supporting people with mental illness in Australia at $28.6 billion per year.


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