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.
Research led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the University of NSW investigated a genetically modified strain of mice. The researchers unexpectedly found that the mice remained thin on a high-fat diet.
Australian Scientists are closer to developing a blood screening test for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease after identifying blood-based biological markers associated with the build up of a toxic protein in the brain. This protein occurs years before symptoms appear and irreversible brain damage occurs.
A collaboration between the University of Sydney and Harvard University has resulted in scientists being a step closer to being able to repair human heart tissue.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced planned increases to the Medicare levy to fund DisabilityCare Australia, the renamed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Falls are a significant cause of harm to older people. The rate, intensity and cost of falls identify them as a national safety and quality issue. Following are some of the most important guidelines summarised as produced by The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) which relate to the hospitals and residential aged care settings.
Monitoring heart rate patterns can help identify risk and treat people who are dependent on alcohol by predicting their craving levels, researchers at the University of Sydney have shown.
Exercise at the time of having a flu shot may increase the success of vaccination according to a University of Sydney researcher.
Canberra’s Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher has announced expressions of interest will be called from suitably qualified consultants to design the new northside sub-acute hospital, to be located on the University of Canberra campus.
Three Queensland aged care services are a driving force behind introducing Telehealth to rural communities, and helping to relieve the stress of older Australians travelling distances for specialist appointments, explains Lara Caughey.
Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) Publishes New Guidance On Insulin Glargine (Lantus®), Amy Sanders reports.
Dr Stephen Davies was born in Newcastle in New South Wales, Dr Davies studied Medicine at Newcastle University as a mature age student. He completed his Anaesthesia training in Canberra (ACT) and Retrieval Medicine training at Careflight (NSW).
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