Aged & Allied Health

New Report on the Health of Australia’s Prisoners

24 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), The health of Australia's prisoners 2012 shows prisoners experienced relatively high rates of chronic disease, communicable disease and mental health issues.


Culture, Anti-racism and Rights at the Centre of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan

24 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Congress and the National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF) support the priorities and vision of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan released yesterday..


New Neuroscience Research Australia Building Officially Opened

23 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Neuroscience Research Australia’s new $54 million Margarete Ainsworth Building was officially opened in Sydney today.


New Resource to Help Health Practitioners Discuss PSA Testing with Patients

22 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

To improve health outcomes for men, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has drafted a resource to help health practitioners discuss  Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing with patients.


Emergency Departments Should Focus on Needs of Older People

22 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A study of 13 emergency departments across seven countries suggests there should be more focus on the needs of frail older people.


New Information Shows Rate of Seclusion in Mental Health Facilities is Falling

19 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published information on seclusion in mental health facilities.


Human Brains ‘Divide and Conquer’ When People Navigate New Environments

19 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

University of Queensland (UQ) researchers have found human brains ‘divide and conquer' when people learn to navigate around new environments.



Inaugural National Summit Addresses Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Males

17 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An inaugural national summit involving 120 Aboriginal men from across Australia is currently being held to identify ways to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males in remote communities.


Sonification is a New Step Forward in Diagnosing Epilepsy

16 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Diagnosing epilepsy has taken a step forward with the development of a new auditory display technique known as sonification.


New Research Shows Children’s Obesity Could Be Inherited

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

New research from the University of Adelaide indicates children's obesity could be inherited from the sperm of obese fathers.


New Research Helps Unravel the Risks of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australian scientists are helping to unravel the links between a person’s brain chemistry, genes and their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


Heart Attack Death Rates Have Dropped but Risk Should Not Be Ignored

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

New statistics from the National Heart Foundation of Australia show heart attack death rates have dropped 39 per cent in the last decade.


Funding Extended for Home and Community Care Funded Services

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Funding for Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) funded services has been extended for a further year to ensure older Australians continue to have access to services.


New Research Will Improve Treatment for Children with Arthritis

12 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Children  with arthritis could one day receive more targeted treatment thanks to potential markers for the severity of the disorder discovered by researchers at the University of Adelaide and Women's and Children's Hospital.


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