Aged & Allied Health

Professor Frances Boyle Receives 2013 MOGA Achievement Award

26 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) -Novartis Oncology Cancer Achievement Award 2013recipient has been announced as Professor Frances Boyle AM.


Widespread Improvements in Public Hospital Performance Across Australia

25 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

New data showing widespread improvement in public hospital performance across Australia has been released today by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA).


Gender Discrimination to be Removed from Medicare

25 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

All gender discrimination will be completely removed from Medicare.


A New Guide Promotes the Understanding of Mental Health in Workplaces

25 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Promoting the understanding of mental health in workplaces is everyone’s business, according to Comcare CEO Paul O’Connor.



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.


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