Aged & Allied Health

Anaphylaxis: around one in eight cases due to medications

12 April, 2022

While foods were the highest cause of anaphylaxis episodes, antimicrobial drugs, non-steroid anti-inflammatories, penicillin and cephalosporins made up the bulk of medication-related episodes.

TALi appoints former Cochlear executive as Chief Medical Officer

06 April, 2022

ASX-listed TALi Digital has appointed Mary Elizabeth Brinson, former vice president, Global Clinical Affairs, Cochlear, as its new Chief Medical Officer.

Opinion: Why housing should be a health issue this election

04 April, 2022 by Associate Professor Yvonne Parry, Child Health, College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University

Successive federal and state governments have abandoned families to housing market forces — placing many in the situation of being unable to afford home ownership or living in housing stress.

In Conversation with Anne Woollett

01 April, 2022

Melbourne-based Anne Woollett is leading an Australian-first pilot aimed at providing equitable access to clinical trials for patients in regional areas.

How the Pathway model took pressure off Vic hospitals

23 March, 2022

Faced with a rising wave of infections, a Melbourne hospital, a primary health network and a community organisation created a system that supported thousands of lives.

Low levels of folate may increase dementia risk: research

16 March, 2022

Low levels of folate (vitamin B9) in the blood may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia and death from any cause in older people, reveals new research.

Aged care and the great reset

28 February, 2022 by Sean Rooney, CEO, LASA

The aged-care sector has begun to emerge from the challenges encountered over the summer from the COVID-19 Omicron wave.

Isolated, confused and depressed: the pandemic's toll on people with dementia and their carers

25 February, 2022

The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on people living with dementia and their family carers around the world. Our study found people with dementia experienced worse symptoms after the pandemic began.

Mobile health unit to support regional miners, medical providers

21 February, 2022

A new mobile health unit will help with the early detection of mine dust lung diseases.

New Alzheimer's drug — science, not desperation should guide approval: experts

21 February, 2022

Alzheimer's medication aducanumab is under review by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Health professionals urged not to delay weight-centric conversations

18 February, 2022

As rates of overweight and obesity are continuing to climb in Australia, Cancer Council Victoria is urging health professionals not to delay weight-centric conversations.

NWMPHN calls for urgent structural changes to primary care

16 February, 2022

Melbourne GPs and their staff are under incredible strain after two years of pandemic response, and the situation is expected to worsen over coming months, says NWMPHN.

Site announced for new south Brisbane satellite hospital

15 February, 2022

Eight Mile Plains has been named as the final location for the Queensland Government's $265 million Satellite Hospitals Program, adding to the six other locations already identified across the south-east.

Alzheimer's: disease cost set to rise by 70% to $26.6bn

11 February, 2022

The cost of Alzheimer’s disease is projected to rise by more than 70% to around $26.6 billion over the next 20 years.

SA Health, Flinders Uni test new dietary tool for cancer patients

09 February, 2022

A new dietary tool to quickly and accurately assess micronutrient levels aims to help cancer patients fight disease, according to Flinders University researchers.

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