Aged & Allied Health

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).

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. 

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