Aged & Allied Health

Self-regulating health professionals get proactive about standards of practice

24 October, 2013 by ahhb

Concerns about practitioner regulation for professions outside of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme are being discussed throughout Australia, writes executive officer of Allied Health Professions Australia, Lin Oke. The aim is to produce an evidence-based framework of minimum standards of practice.

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.

University of Western Australia Secures Approval For its First Drug

23 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A technology project originally developed by researchers at The University of Western Australia has secured approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for its first drug.

Call for Triple-0 Mobile Location Tracking

22 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The National Heart Foundation of Australia is supporting the renewed call to demand that telecommunications providers enable mobile location tracking, believing the measure will save lives.

Brain Mapping Study Leads to Earlier Diagnosis of Brain Impairment

22 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

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Emergency Department Waiting Times Fall

22 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Almost three-quarters of emergency department patients were 'seen on time' for their urgency (triage) category, according to the report Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care. The report, released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), shows the number of emergency department visits that were 'seen on time'-meaning treatment was received from a medical officer or nurse within an appropriate time for the urgency category-rose from 70% to 73% between 2008-09 and 2012-13.

National safety and quality health service standards

21 October, 2013 by ahhb

Blood and Blood Products; Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries; Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration in Acute Health Care

Screening Heavy Smokers is on the Australian Agenda

17 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is using the lead up to the International Day of Radiology to put the issue of regularly screening heavy smokers in a bid to reduce the toll of lung cancer, on the agenda.

Chronic Kidney Disease Report Released Today

17 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Chronic kidney disease death and hospitalisation rates are generally higher outside the major cities in Australia, but especially so in remote areas and especially for women in remote areas, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Queensland Children’s Hospital wins prestigious international design award

17 October, 2013 by ahhb

Australian designers have set a global benchmark by taking out the prestigious Future Health Project Award for their work on the new Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Symptoms of Depression Among Aged Care Residents are Common

16 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Symptoms of depression among permanent aged care residents are common, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Food for Thought on World Food Day

16 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

“Today is World Food Day, 16th October. However, why does malnutrition and obesity coexist in Australia in 2013, when we should have one of the best food systems in the world?” asks Associate Professor Heather Yeatman, of the University of Wollongong and President of the PHAA.

Neurosurgeon Teams with Philanthropist to Raise Money for Research

15 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A Brisbane neurosurgeon has had enough of losing patients to brain tumours, despite having access to the best of medicine, and is turning her energy to raising funds for brain tumour research.

Researchers Warn: Removing GST Exemption From Fresh Fruit and Vegetables will Impact Health

14 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Removing GST exemption from fresh fruit and vegetables could have huge implications for the health of Australians, warn researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ).

Robots offering opportunities for older people

14 October, 2013 by ahhb

Professor Wendy Moyle shares her knowledge on robots and looks at the research being conducted at Griffith Health Institute (Griffith University) for helping people with dementia and their families.

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