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Online program for stroke survivors improves wellbeing: study

21 April, 2022

Access to an online program that provides easily accessible, interactive, tailored healthy lifestyle and behaviour change techniques improves the wellbeing of adult stroke survivors, according to a new study.

Isolated, confused and depressed: the pandemic's toll on people with dementia and their carers

25 February, 2022

The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on people living with dementia and their family carers around the world. Our study found people with dementia experienced worse symptoms after the pandemic began.

Registered nurse and head of international care consultancy receives OAM

31 January, 2022

Peter Bewert has been awarded an OAM for his service to the betterment of care for older persons.

AI tech to assist clinicians in wound assessment and care

08 December, 2021

Coviu, a telehealth spin-out from CSIRO, is developing a digital toolkit for telehealth wound care alongside CSIRO, The University of Sydney, Australian Unity, Western NSW Primary Health Network and The University of Technology Sydney.

Cocaine use and hospitalisations on the rise

02 March, 2021

A new report reveals an increase in cocaine availability, prevalence of use and related hospitalisations in Australia.

The Qld not-for-profit on a mission to open sport to all

02 November, 2020

Queensland not-for-profit Sporting Wheelies has made active living accessible to all, by enabling team sports and providing rehabilitation for those living with physical disabilities.

Recovawear Adaptive T-shirt for post-surgery, pain management or upper limb injury

01 October, 2020

Recovawear provides clothing solutions for injured or post-operative patients who might have difficulty dressing themselves.

Overdose report reveals hidden health crisis

31 August, 2020

Australia's Annual Overdose Report 2020 reveals that — for the fifth year running — more than 2000 Australians lost their lives due to overdose.

Virtual gaming helps rehab patients get back on their feet

21 February, 2020

A global trial into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found that virtual reality video games, activity monitors and handheld computer devices can help people stand and walk.

Neuro-know-how, for every journey

01 August, 2019

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has been supporting kids and adults with cerebral palsy for over 70 years, which has provided the organisation with extraordinary insight into other physical and neurological conditions.

Breakthrough in knee replacement recovery

23 April, 2019

A $29 set of exercise peddles is more effective at knee replacement rehabilitation than traditional rehab programs, and could save Australia $25m a year. 

Treating insomnia improves back pain

20 February, 2019

A new study has found that treatment for insomnia can help to reduce back pain, further enforcing the complex link between sleep and pain.

DK City Zinger wheelchair

06 August, 2018

At only 18 kg, the Zinger wheelchair is claimed to be the lightest weighted electric folding chair in the world.

Amazing outcomes thanks to early intervention

13 June, 2018

Physiotherapist Nicki Stuart delights in Anika Facer's zest for life and said she is a great example of the benefits of early intervention and neuroplasticity.

Local drug action teams to find cracks in the ice

05 April, 2017

Federal money is on finding a community-based solution to ice and other drugs of addiction.

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