Aged & Allied Health

GS1 Australia and NEHTA launch GS1 Recallnet Healthcare

09 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

GS1 Australia and the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) have officially  launched GS1 Recallnet Healthcare, an electronic product recall notification management system for therapeutic goods.


Queensland HIV Strategy Launched

05 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Queensland Government has signed up to a national target to reduce HIV transmission by 50 per cent by 2016 in its Queensland HIV Strategy launched today.


Genetic Markers to be Targeted in Developing New Psychotic Illness Treatments

05 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Genetic markers could be targeted in the development of new treatments that may help reduce the risk of developing psychotic illness, following research  published in JAMA Psychiatry today.


WA Uni Researchers part of Major Breakthrough in Understanding Schizophrenia

04 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of a consortium of international scientists who have made a major breakthrough in understanding schizophrenia.


University of Queensland Retracts Paper and Alerts Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission

04 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The University of Queensland President and Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Joj has alerted the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission following the forced retraction of a paper published in the Euriopean Journal of Neurology.


LASA Announces Top 4 Issues for First 100 Days of Government

04 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the peak body for age service providers, demands support for top four issues for first 100 days of Government.


Australian Drug Being Trialed to Treat Alzheimer's Gains International Attention

03 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An Australian drug being trialled to treat Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease has gained international attention.


Spotlight on Medication Safety in Multicultural Health Week

03 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

This week is Multicultural Health Week, with the theme ‘working together for safe, quality care, putting the spotlight on medication safety.


Nurses are Contemplating Leaving Their Profession

02 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Heavy workloads, lack of recognition and respect are reasons Australian nurses are contemplating leaving their profession, according to a new national survey by Monash University.


First National Report into the Cumulative Success of IVF

30 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The first national report into the cumulative success of IVF shows, regardless of a woman’s age, pregnancy chances drop significantly after the fifth round of treatment.


Mental and Substance Use Disorders are Leading Cause of Non-Fatal Illness

30 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Analysis of a study by researchers from Australia and the US shows mental and substance use disorders were the leading cause of non-fatal illness worldwide in 2010.


Coeliac Disease More Common than Previously Thought

28 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new approach to detecting coeliac disease has revealed there are more people with the disorder than previously thought.


New AIHW Report on Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services

28 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

More than half the people seeking help for drug use are aged between 20 and 39, with two-thirds being male, according to athe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) new report Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12.


Anorexia Research Focuses on Perfectionist Thinking

28 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

In a bid to improve treatments for adolescent anorexia, Griffith University researchers are focussing on ‘perfectionist’ thinking.


New Report Shows Arthritis Affects More Australians than Other Health Priorities

27 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A New report by Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria shows musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions including arthritis affects more Australians than other National Health Priority Area including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.


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