Aged & Allied Health

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.

New Research Shows Children’s Obesity Could Be Inherited

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

New research from the University of Adelaide indicates children's obesity could be inherited from the sperm of obese fathers.

New Research Helps Unravel the Risks of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australian scientists are helping to unravel the links between a person’s brain chemistry, genes and their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Heart Attack Death Rates Have Dropped but Risk Should Not Be Ignored

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

New statistics from the National Heart Foundation of Australia show heart attack death rates have dropped 39 per cent in the last decade.

Funding Extended for Home and Community Care Funded Services

15 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Funding for Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) funded services has been extended for a further year to ensure older Australians continue to have access to services.

New Research Will Improve Treatment for Children with Arthritis

12 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Children  with arthritis could one day receive more targeted treatment thanks to potential markers for the severity of the disorder discovered by researchers at the University of Adelaide and Women's and Children's Hospital.

Free Whooping Cough Vaccine Scrapped for Mothers in New South Wales

12 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

As of Monday July 15, NSW Health will no longer provide free whooping cough vaccine to GPs for vaccination of mothers after they have given birth.

Innovative Exercise Program To Trial in Tasmania

12 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Northern Tasmanians have the opportunity to participate in an innovative exercise program trial which will enable them to live healthier, more active lives.

International Recognition for Critical Care Nursing Leadership

12 July, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Improving outcomes for critically ill patients has been a focus of international research for Professor Leanne Aitken and one which has led to her becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses.

Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies

11 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A La Trobe University-led study has found delayed clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits babies by increasing their blood and iron levels.

NBN Enabled Tele-health Trial Launched in WA

10 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Hon Sharon Bird MP, Federal Minister for Regional Communications will launch a National Broadband Network (NBN) enabled tele-health trial in home care services for older Australians in Geraldton WA, today. Telehealth can deliver healthcare through remotely monitoring a person’s vital signs utilising equipment that is installed in their home.

Primary Health Care Research Given a Boost

10 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Tanya Plibersek, has announced an extra $13.5 million for new primary care research, including Australia’s first international primary health care research organisation.

Death Rates From Stroke in Australia Falling

09 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

While death rates from stroke in Australia fell by 70 per cent between 1979 and 2010, the total number of strokes rose by approximately six per cent over the same period.

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