Aged & Allied Health

Paramedic PTSD double that of other health professionals

18 June, 2019

Paramedics are the 'forgotten profession' within health care, and are not receiving enough help to overcome psychological injuries caused by their work.


6 signs that obsessive exercising is due to an eating disorder

14 June, 2019 by Dr Phillipa Hay*

Regular exercise is healthy — but obsessive-compulsive exercise is frequently driven by an underlying eating disorder.


1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths from lack of fruit

09 June, 2019

A diet low in fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes annually.


A whole new world

27 May, 2019

Virtual reality can transport aged-care residents to another country, all from the comfort of their armchair. It's fun, blended with therapeutic benefits.


Breakthrough in knee replacement recovery

23 April, 2019

A $29 set of exercise peddles is more effective at knee replacement rehabilitation than traditional rehab programs, and could save Australia $25m a year. 


Preventing burnout: detecting the signs

22 April, 2019 by Jurie G Rossouw*

You are your own most important patient — take care of yourself first so you can better help others. We identify the signs to watch out for.


Dementia link to women's reproductive health

18 April, 2019

Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia.


2 in 3 patients don't reveal complementary medicine use

16 April, 2019

New Australian research has found that 2 in 3 patients do not tell their doctor what complementary medicines they are taking, creating interactions risks.


Reinventing aged care

15 April, 2019 by Dan Levitt*

For many elderly, the thought of entering a nursing home is akin to going to jail. But is it possible to reinvent the aged-care sector? The answer is yes.


Fake psychologist charged $40K in fines, costs

10 April, 2019

Within two weeks of a conviction for similar behaviour, a counsellor again alleged he was a 'psychologist'.


Depressed, suicidal teens not seeking help

21 March, 2019

A new UNSW-led study has found that one in four students are experiencing depression, but most are reluctant to seek help.


Naturopathy: the evidence is clear

19 March, 2019

A new study finds that naturopathic treatment results in clinically significant benefits for a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.


NT health sector specialties create learning opportunities

15 March, 2019

An increasing number of health sector organisations are holding their conferences in the Northern Territory, providing educational and cultural benefits.


Delivering culturally safe care for ATSI elders

11 March, 2019

Providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders is both appropriate and respectful. But how can we ensure this occurs?


Program helps those with autism gain independence

11 March, 2019

A unique social skills program has helped one young man with autism gain independence and build confidence, much to his and his family's delight.


  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd