Aged & Allied Health

Rise in hospitalisations for osteoarthritis

23 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The hospitalisation rate for Australians with osteoarthritis has risen by 25 per cent over the 10 years to 2010-11, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


Stroke is Twice as Likely in Women with Depression

22 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Middle-aged women who have depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke as women the same age who are not depressed, according to new research from The University of Queensland.


BSI Strengthens its Position in Australia

18 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

British Standards Institution has announced it has completed acquisition of NCS International (NCSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia. 


Kava Tablets Shown To Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety

17 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A world-first study led by the University of Melbourne has revealed Kava could be an alternative treatment for hundreds of thousands of Australians who suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorders (GAD).


New Clinical Trail Uncovers Why Sitting Too Much Causes Harm to Heart Health

16 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Early results of a new clinical trial uncovering the health effects of a sitting too much at work will be revealed at the Heart Foundation National Conference in Adelaide on Thursday.


Leading Aged Services Australia Says No Real Surprises in Budget

15 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) CEO Patrick Reid says the Budget 2013 has no real surprises, nasty or nice for the age services industry.


Cyclists who Don’t Wear a Helmet at Far Greater Risk of Head Injury

11 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

University of Sydney research published in the latest Medical Journal of Australia indicates that cyclists who don’t wear a helmet are almost six times more likely to suffer head injury than those who wear protective helmets.


Cancer Australia to Undertake a New Project Collecting National Data

11 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Cancer Australia has been awarded a $2.4 million grant over four years to collect, collate and report national data.


Australians Urged to Seek Medical Help Quicker for Heart Attack

10 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

One in eight people having a heart attack wait 24 hours before going to hospital and a quarter wouldn’t call and ambulance for a heart attack.


Medibank Report Calls For Better Coordination of Mental Health Services

10 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new report by private health insurer Medibank has estimated the overall cost of supporting people with mental illness in Australia at $28.6 billion per year.


The Election Impact on E-Health

09 May, 2013 by ahhb

As we move closer to Election Day, we can expect an increasing focus on just how the Labor Health and e-Health reforms have worked out. There are others well qualified to speak on overall Health Reform but in the e-Health domain we have already seen some considerable movement, writes David More.


SAFETY ALERT – Pre-filled Syringes

09 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Health professionals and consumers are advised that Medsurge Healthcare and Link Medical Products, after consultation with the TGA, have issued safety alerts regarding Aurum Adrenaline 10 mL 1:10,000 pre-filled syringes.


LASA Secures Successful Funding Bid to Introduce Telehealth

08 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The opportunity for Australians to stay in their own homes as long as possible has taken a great leap with Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) securing funding for an innovative technology project in age services today.


Reducing malnutrition in aged care: how ethics can help

06 May, 2013 by ahhb

There is evidence that between 30 and 50 per cent of residents in Australian residential age care establishments have malnutrition or under-nutrition, writes Professor Colin Thomson.


Heart Disease Patients at Greater Risk of Depression

03 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Heart disease patients are at higher risk of depression and should be screened for the illness as soon as their heart condition is diagnosed, said the National Heart Foundation of Australia.


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