Flinders University has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to optimise the home environment to promote healthy ageing.
Designing bathroom environments that suit older people can help reduce barriers to functioning and allow more people to age in place for longer periods.
Using a safety harness, participants walk along a booby-trapped walkway, helping to train the brain to respond quickly to fall hazards.
New bed sensors being developed in Melbourne will soon alert carers in nursing homes and hospitals if their patients are at risk of a fall.
The Mack range of slip-resistant occupational footwear includes a lightweight, slip-resistant, slip-on double gusset safety boot for workers that are exposed to slippery environments.
European researchers have developed a smart exoskeleton that recognises loss of balance and prevents falling in elderly patients.
Assistant Minister for Social Services Senator Mitch Fifield has announced the appointment of Mr David Tune AO PSM as Chair of the Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee.
Unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people, a major new Series on health and ageing published in The Lancet has warned.
Community and health consumer groups have rejected the Australian Medical Association’s proposal for mandatory medical co-payments as representing a first step towards the breakdown of universal access under Medicare.
General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) has announced the candidates for the 2014 Board elections.
Exciting new research from the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) reveals that oestrogen can help treat women with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
An quick and easy ECG test delivered over an iPhone by pharmacists could cheaply diagnose atrial fibrillation, a common abnormal heart rhythm that causes a third of all strokes and doubles the chances of premature death.
Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalised treatments for bacterial diseases.