Allied Health & Aging

Pets help improve communication among people with aphasia: study

31 July, 2023

A new study has found that pets have a unique ability to improve communication among people with aphasia, a language difficulty after brain injury.

Can psilocybin treat anorexia?

26 July, 2023

A single dose of psilocybin, administered alongside psychological support, was safe and well tolerated in a group of 10 adult women with anorexia.

New international dietary guidelines released

19 July, 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released updated dietary advice involving fat and carbohydrate intake.

Self-managed hospital-to-home interventions key to reducing frailty

19 July, 2023

A Flinders University led trial involving self-managed exercise and nutrition intervention has found encouraging results in helping to reduce frailty.

Latest results on aspartame cancer risk

14 July, 2023

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener widely used in various food and beverage products since the 1980s, including diet drinks, chewing gum, gelatin, ice cream, dairy products, breakfast cereal, toothpaste and medications.

In Conversation with Fleur Wood

11 July, 2023

In Conversation provides a glimpse into the life of an 'outlier' — an exceptional person going above and beyond to improve outcomes in their field. Read about Fleur Wood, CEO of South Pacific Private, a treatment centre for addictions, trauma and mental health issues.

The role of dietetics in gut health

10 July, 2023

The popularisation of 'gut health' by food industry and popular media appears to have overtaken what we actually know from science, writes Dr Georgina Williams, an accredited practising dietitian.

Rural placement key to increasing regional health workforce

10 July, 2023

New research reveals that rural experience could be the key factor in increasing the number of health workers in Australia's rural and remote communities.

What to consider as we embrace medicinal psychedelics

03 July, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

After decades of little innovation with new treatment options, Australia's mental health sector is experiencing a major paradigm shift, with the introduction of medicinal psychedelics.

Opinion: Rural focus needed for mid-term health reform review

03 July, 2023 by Susi Tegen*, Chief Executive, National Rural Health Alliance

The Nous report reveals that despite the high disease burden in rural populations, they experience a health expenditure shortfall of $6.55 billion.

Caution, safety and research at the centre of psychedelics memo

28 June, 2023

The RANZCP has emphasised the importance of a "safety first" approach to protect some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

Body mass index: why practitioners are relying on it less when looking at a patient's health

27 June, 2023

BMI has long been used by doctors as the standard method for measuring health — and often still is. But...

Aust must end 'war on drugs': RACGP

26 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Royal Australian College Of General Practitioners

Criticising the populist 'war on drugs' approach as "pointless", the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has called for action to stem the number of drug-induced deaths in Australia.

Psychological screening tool hopes to improve patient safety

14 June, 2023 by Dr Tim Edwards*, President, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

For registered specialist plastic surgeons, looking for signs of mental health issues has always been an important part of training.

Rural health symposium coming soon to Canberra

14 June, 2023

Over 200 delegates are expected to attend the 9th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, held from 20–21 June in Canberra.

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