Aged & Allied Health

Risk management in emergency care with timely test results review

03 February, 2022 | Supplied by: My Emergency Doctor

Severe staff shortages, a surge in Omicron cases and an ageing population have put our already-stretched emergency departments and health system under enormous pressure.

Registered nurse and head of international care consultancy receives OAM

31 January, 2022

Peter Bewert has been awarded an OAM for his service to the betterment of care for older persons.

How data can help prevent overdiagnosis

24 January, 2022 by Dr Daniel Capurro, Dr Douglas Pires and Dr Simon Coghlan

Can knowing too much harm us? When it comes to medicine, in some cases, yes, absolutely.

Polypharmacy management

21 January, 2022 by Mansi Gandhi

Polypharmacy affects about one million older people, aged over 70 years, in Australia and as the population ages and the number of people living with multiple health conditions rises, the rates are set to increase.

Rural care — where to now?

20 January, 2022 by Amy Sarcevic

Aged care has received more than its fair share of bad press in recent years, owing largely to revelations from the Royal Commission (RC) into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Mental health support for health professionals

19 January, 2022

Black Dog Institute (BDI) is seeing an increase in support for health professionals since Omicron, with the service recording the highest user numbers from health professionals in the last 5 months.

New centre to boost mental health support

19 January, 2022

A new 'Head to Health' centre has been launched in Darwin as part of a major national rollout of mental health support services.

Cholesterol medication may slow knee joint damage: study

18 January, 2022

A recent trial by Macquarie University has found that cholesterol-lowering medication may slow knee joint damage.

New trial hopes to improve care for rare cancer

12 January, 2022

A Flinders University-led project trial aims to improve care for people with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs).

Meeting growing mental health needs

23 December, 2021

Melbourne mental health facility The Victoria Clinic is in the process of a $50 million upgrade that will vastly expand its service offering.

New Penrith hospital opens its doors to patients

17 December, 2021

The new Somerset Private Hospital with capacity to care for 600 patients a month has opened its doors in Penrith.

Common sleep disorder combo could be deadly: study

13 December, 2021

People who suffer from both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea are more likely to suffer from heart problems and are almost 50% more likely to die than those without either condition, according to researchers from Flinders University.

Raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14, say health experts

08 December, 2021

A coalition of 30 health and medical organisations has called on all state and territory premiers, health ministers and attorneys-general to urgently raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to at least 14 years of age.

A daily dose of yoghurt could help manage high blood pressure

08 December, 2021

A daily dose of yoghurt could be the next go-to food for people with high blood pressure, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

How AI is shaping the future of oral wellness

08 December, 2021 by Dr Fadi Yassmin

As technology continues to evolve at a rapid rate, what was once the stuff of science fiction is now a daily reality for healthcare practitioners across a wide range of fields.

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