Aged & Allied Health

Call for National Centre for Disease Control

16 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is calling for the establishment of a National Centre for Disease Control to provide coordination of population health issues, particularly with regard to antimicrobial resistance.


Dementia Research Funding Announced

14 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Medical research aimed at unlocking the secrets of the brain has been given a boost with the announcement of six new dementia research grants.


Study Supports Use of Massage to Control Labour Pain

14 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new study published in the Journal of Physiotherapy provides evidence to support the use of massage to control pain during labour.


Associate Professor Anton Peleg Wins Award

13 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Associate Professor Anton Peleg has been presented the Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical research for his work on hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic resistance.


Researchers Find Widespread Epigenetic Changes in First 18 Months of Life

10 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new study of twins at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and published in Genome Biology, has found rapid changes in the way our genes are activated occur in the first 18 months of life.


Mortality Rates Have Halved Since the National Cervical Screening Program was Introduced

09 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

While a recent report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare indicates participation in the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) reduced in 2010-2011, incidence rates and mortality rates have both halved since the NCSP was introduced in 1991.


Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit Receives Grant for Telehealth Equipment

08 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Adelaide based hospital burns unit will soon have state of the art telehealth videoconferencing equipment, following the award of a $15,000 Clipsal Community Grants of $15,000.


DisabilityCare Head Office to be based in Geelong

08 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Geelong has had a long awaited for boost, with the announcement DisabilityCare will base its head office in the region.


Adults Suffering From Asbestos Related Diseases Invited to Take Part in Study

07 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Adults suffering from asbestos-related diseases are needed to participate in a University of Queensland study on the role nutrition plays in the quality of life for patients diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma.


Dementia Research Boosted with New Funding For Queensland Centre

06 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research at The University of Queensland has received a significant $9 million n funding from the Queensland Government.


Sydney Researchers Make Breakthrough in Fetal Immune Programming

06 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Sydney Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough to being able to predict and implement preventative measures for common diseases, such as diabetes and asthma, before a baby is born.


Mentally ill Australians Have Shorter Life Expectancy

31 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A joint study by the University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia shows that mentally ill Australians are dying an average of 16 years earlier than the general population.


Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Changed Considerably

31 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) s report A Snapshot of Rheumatoid Arthritis show management of the disease has changed considerably over the last decade.


More Allied Health Graduates Are Taking Up Rural Jobs

30 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

More than a third of allied health students who completed a rural placement are now working in rural and remote Australia, according a new survey by Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH).


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