Allied Health & Aging

Updated hip fracture standard released

11 September, 2023

The ACSQHC has launched the updated national clinical care standard for hip fracture at the binational Hip Fest 2023 conference.

Study examines strategies for reducing hip fractures

04 September, 2023

A study by UTD has examined how bone-strengthening exercises could lead to a decrease in hip fractures, including for those outside of the high-risk category.

Incannex Healthcare, Clarion unveil plans for psychedelic therapy clinic

16 August, 2023

A new purpose-built psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic for people living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is set to open in September.

Indigenous health study rolled out across Qld

07 August, 2023

A Mater study has placed health workers across Queensland in order to study the long-term health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

DoHAC's U-turn on medical device funding a blow to hospitals, patients: CHA

02 August, 2023

Hospitals could be forced to cut back services and patient costs for surgery could soar, warns Catholic Health Australia.

Study explores impact of 20% sugary drinks tax

31 July, 2023

Can a national sugary drinks tax improve health equity? New research investigates the potential health benefits and cost-effectiveness of such taxes.

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.

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.

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