Aged & Allied Health

Home Care Packages for Older Australians

09 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The first Home Care packages for older Australians have been announced by Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Senator Jacinta Collins, as part of more than $500 million in aged care funding.

Melbourne Neurosurgeon Recognised for his Work in Developing Nations

03 July, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, head of Monash University’s Department of Surgery and Directory of the Department of Neurosurgery at The Alfred hospital has been awarded an Officer of The Order of the British Empire (OBE).

New Cancer Medicines Among those added to the PBS

01 July, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Three new generation cancer medicines have been included in the newly approved list of drugs being added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Researcher Recognised for Work on Disease Treatment Options

27 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A report released last week by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows incontinence can have a substantial impact on wellbeing, social and workforce participation, as well as the relationships of its sufferers and their carers.

‘Fully Immunised’ Criteria Expanded to Include Meningitis Vaccines

27 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

As of 1 July this year, the criteria for children to be considered ‘fully immunised’ will be expanded to include two children’s meningitis vaccines (meningococcal C and pneumococcal) to provide them with the maximum available protection against the disease.

While Age Care Bills Pass Senate, LASA Believes More Can be Done

26 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

While five Aged Care Bills passed the Senate today (Wednesday) Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) says the road to reform in age services has been rocky. 

New Advisory Group formed to Tackle Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide

24 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new expert group has been established to advise the Federal Government on practical and strategic ways to improve Indigenous mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group will be chaired by Prof Pat Dudgeon, recognised as Australia’s first Indigenous psychologist, and human rights campaigner Dr Tom Calma AO, the new chancellor of the University of Canberra.

Grant to Better Understand Cardiac Stem Cells

23 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

An international consortium of cardiac stem cell experts, including two Australians has been awarded a $6million USD grant to better understand the role of these cells in heart function and repair.

Breakthrough in Treating Chronic Kidney Disease

21 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

Researchers at The University of Queensland have reprogrammed adult kidney cells to act as stems cells to repair damaged kidneys

AHPRA Publishes Guides on Handling Complaints

21 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has published new guides for health practitioners and the community about how notifications are managed in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).

Hospitals off Target for Improving Timely Care in Elective Surgery and Emergency Departments

20 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

In its inaugural report on The Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) National Partnership on Improving Public Hospital’s the COAG Reform Council has found  no state or territory has met all targets for improving timely care in elective surgery and emergency departments.

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.

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