Aged & Allied Health

Call For Mandatory Malnutrition Testing in Aged Care Facilities

30 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Research presented at the Dietitian Association of Australia’s national conference has shown one in five ACT aged care residents are malnourished.


MS Australia Celebrates $1million Investment

29 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Multiple Sclerosis Australia has real reason to celebrate World MS Day on 29 May after the announcement of a $1 million investment by the Australian Government to its research arm, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA).


Kidney Health Australia Encourages Early Diagnosis

28 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Kidney Health Australia has called for increased education, awareness and support to aid in the early detection of chronic kidney disease.


Pathology Day Engages Community

28 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) will celebrate the important work of pathologists during its inaugural Pathology Day today. 


Record Number of Australians Now Covered by Private Hospital Insurance

26 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The latest data released by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC), shows private hospital cover has reached a new high, with almost 10.8 million Australians covered.


Babies at High Risk of Cerebral Palsy

24 May, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new General Movements Assessment (GMA) is being rolled out across Australia to identify babies at high risk of cerebral palsy.


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.


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