Aged & Allied Health

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 does Australia's healthcare system rate globally?

02 December, 2021

An international study comparing outcomes in 10 OECD countries for elderly patients following hip fractures or heart disease has found Australia's healthcare system is one of the best in the world.

Funding boost for foetal alcohol diagnosis, awareness

01 December, 2021

The government has announced $37 million funding boost for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnostic and support services.

ZOLL AED 3 BLS defibrillator

01 December, 2021 | Supplied by: ZOLL Medical Australia

Designed for professional rescuers, the ZOLL AED 3 BLS defibrillator provides rescue support to treat both adults and children from a sudden cardiac arrest.

Outgoing Qld health ombudsman to lead cosmetic patient safety review

01 December, 2021

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) and the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) are set to review patient safety issues in the cosmetic sector, including how to strengthen risk-based regulation of practitioners in the industry.

Safeguarding worker wellbeing

29 November, 2021 by Stuart Taylor, CEO of Springfox

As Australia emerges from lockdown and our cities begin to reopen, the excitement on the city streets is palpable. However, the same cannot be said for our hospital wards.

NSW Ambulance upgrades P25 network, improves staff safety with GPS tracking

24 November, 2021

The NSW Ambulance service has upgraded the Far West Project 25 (P25) radio network with improved coverage and network performance for critical communication operations.

Improving NDIS support in rural, remote Australia

22 November, 2021 by Dr Annie Banbury, Clinical Research Lead at Coviu | Supplied by: Coviu

NDIS participants living in rural and remote Australia are facing significant issues accessing support to achieve their goals. This is resulting in a mammoth amount of unused funds and many left needing help.

Study debunks autism–gut microbiome link

12 November, 2021

A study by Australian researchers has found changes in the gut microbiome of people on the autism spectrum appear to be due to ‘fussy eating’.

Clinical care — taking age out of the equation

09 November, 2021

Brisbane Waters Private Hospital has trialled a new approach to geriatric care based on a range of evidence-based medicine principles introduced by a local geriatrician, Dr Peter Lipski.

Youth diabetes crisis in northern Australia

03 November, 2021

A new study has found that only 14% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people — defined as before the age of 25 years — across northern Australia have blood glucose levels within recommended targets.

Nationwide pilot to trial new quality indicators in aged care

02 November, 2021

Aged-care providers throughout Australia will have the opportunity to volunteer to be involved in a nationwide aged-care quality indicators pilot trial, set to commence in January 2022.

Cataract linked to increased risk of strokes, heart attacks

28 October, 2021

Clinically significant cataract is associated with an increased risk of death from vascular causes, such as stroke and heart attack, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

Aged care: increasing dairy intake can reduce falls, fractures — study

21 October, 2021

A two-year trial, which included 7195 residents from 60 Victorian aged-care facilities, has found that addition of dairy foods into the daily diet of aged-care residents can reduce fractures and falls.

NSW project tackles healthcare's plastic waste problem

20 October, 2021

NSW hospitals could achieve annual savings equivalent to the cost of hiring 40 new nurses by recycling 40–60% of plastic waste, according to a report by NSW Circular.

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