Aged & Allied Health

Health for all: considering marginalised groups

23 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

Marginalised communities, including immigrants and refugees, rural or remote people and the youth community, may feel they are last in line when it comes to health.


Keeping Australia's Indigenous communities COVID safe

23 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

A wide range of measures have been implemented to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from COVID-19 across Australia.


Young go-getter honours hospital hero

20 April, 2021

When considering a recipient for the Super Hero Awards, Joshua and his mum Abbi chose Children's Hospital Foundation Family Liaison Manager Angie Brooks.


Australia: a nation ready for end-of-life choices

16 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

Australia is at a tipping point when it comes to end-of-life choices and euthanasia laws.


Sous-vide food risks in aged care

15 April, 2021 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions

A skills shortage of chefs in aged care has prompted many operations to purchase pre-prepared sous-vide food products, but this comes with heightened risk.


CSIRO releases Junk Food Analyser

14 April, 2021

To help Australians improve their diets, CSIRO has launched a free online tool to provide the community with a greater understanding of their discretionary food intake.


Survey says most Australians will get COVID vaccine

09 April, 2021

The 65+ group was the most interested in vaccine protection, with more than three out of four individuals over the age of 65 planning to get vaccinated.


Study suggests new moisture standards for pacemakers and cochlear implants

06 April, 2021

A new moisture test for bionic devices has been developed by applied physicists at the University of Sydney, with new standards proposed to measure moisture leaks.


Wirraka Maya Health Service embraces digital health

01 April, 2021

The Aboriginal community health service in Port Hedland, WA, has produced record results in the use of technology to ensure better connected care for local patients.


Microbial enzyme in gut may impact drug response

22 March, 2021 by Christine Stewart, Registered Nurse, Nutritionist and Clinical Application Specialist with Microba Insight

Understanding a person's potential to produce microbial beta-glucuronidase in their gut may be key in understanding individual drug responses.


Dementia forecast highlights urgency of prevention

19 March, 2021

Projections that one million Australians will have dementia by 2056 have promted a call to action on prevention strategies.


AIA Australia launches wellbeing coaching service

16 March, 2021

The AIA Vitality Wellbeing Check-In Program gives Priority Protection policyholders access to two free sessions with an experienced Mindstar wellbeing coach.


HESTA Excellence Awards — nominations open

10 March, 2021

HESTA is calling for nominations of dedicated professionals working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services.


A small-scale approach to aged and dementia care

09 March, 2021 by Tamar Krebs, Founder and Co-CEO of Group Homes Australia

The Group Homes Australia model is a small-scale care model that focuses on residents' abilities rather than their disabilities, providing health and social benefits.


Aged-care reform puts technology on the table

08 March, 2021

Technology reform has been identified as an important part of delivering a new and improved aged-care system.


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