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).
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.
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.
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).
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 (LASA) CEO Patrick Reid says the Budget 2013 has no real surprises, nasty or nice for the age services industry.
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 has been awarded a $2.4 million grant over four years to collect, collate and report national data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.