Allied Health & Aging

ISQua 38th International Conference 2022 coming to Brisbane

27 September, 2022

Hundreds of international health leaders from over 56 countries will descend on Brisbane Convention Centre between 17 and 20 October for The International Society of Quality in Health Care's (ISQua) 38th International Conference.


The potential health risks of artificial sweeteners

09 September, 2022

Artificial sweeteners are found in thousands of products, particularly ultra-processed foods such as artificially sweetened drinks and low-calorie ready meals.


Keeping rural Australians out of hospital

08 September, 2022

If you need urgent medical attention in a regional or rural area in Australia, you may find that you'll end up in an urgent care centre staffed by nurses.


Funding to trial integrated care model in WA

05 September, 2022

GP Down South will receive $1.8 million funding to develop and trial a model of integrated care that is patient-centred and improves access for rural Australians.


Hospitalisation causes for people with type 2 diabetes changing

02 September, 2022

New findings reveal that just four traditional diabetes complications — cellulitis, heart failure, urinary tract infections, and skin abscesses — were in the top 10 leading causes of hospitalisation.


Recommendations for hospital-treated self-harm

26 August, 2022

The Deeble Institute recommends establishing a clinical quality registry for hospital-treated self-harm as a recognised mechanism for linking data to improved care.


Opinion: Care coordination to improve chronic disease management

24 August, 2022 by Dr Zeshan Shaikh, CEO, Vityl

Nearly a quarter of Australians cite that they feel like GPs are inaccessible.


Why empowerment is key for mental health gains and recovery

22 August, 2022 by Rachel Clements*

It's no secret that healthcare workers are among those most vulnerable to mental health issues, but more than two years of pandemic-related restrictions and uncertainty has had a huge impact on employee wellbeing across sectors.


Uber Health launches in Australia

22 August, 2022

By offering more patients the opportunity to connect with rides, the company hopes to help providers improve appointment attendance, lower costs and improve patient satisfaction.


Vitamin D helps reduce depressive symptoms: meta-analysis

17 August, 2022

The analysis, carried out as part of an international collaboration between Australian, Finnish and US researchers, features results from 41 studies.


NSW Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2022 — finalists announced

17 August, 2022

The Nursing and Midwifery Office (NMO) has announced 30 finalists for the Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2022.


Bulk-billing rates in freefall: RACGP

15 August, 2022

General practice care urgently requires greater investment so that no patients are left behind, according to the RACGP.


Plants pilot study to boost hospital staff wellbeing

10 August, 2022

Mater has launched an edible garden pilot project in a bid to reduce burnout and enhance the wellbeing of health workers.


HIV advocates translate academic research into 'plain speak'

10 August, 2022

Three Australian HIV advocates all living with the condition have undertaken a project to help the community better understand complex health information.


'Brain fingerprinting' of adolescents might be able to predict mental health problems down the line

05 August, 2022

Despite the best efforts of clinicians and researchers for decades, we still do not fully know why some people develop mental disorders and others do not.


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