Aged & Allied Health

Preventing burnout: detecting the signs

22 April, 2019 by Jurie G Rossouw*

You are your own most important patient — take care of yourself first so you can better help others. We identify the signs to watch out for.

Dementia link to women's reproductive health

18 April, 2019

Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia.

2 in 3 patients don't reveal complementary medicine use

16 April, 2019

New Australian research has found that 2 in 3 patients do not tell their doctor what complementary medicines they are taking, creating interactions risks.

Reinventing aged care

15 April, 2019 by Dan Levitt*

For many elderly, the thought of entering a nursing home is akin to going to jail. But is it possible to reinvent the aged-care sector? The answer is yes.

Fake psychologist charged $40K in fines, costs

10 April, 2019

Within two weeks of a conviction for similar behaviour, a counsellor again alleged he was a 'psychologist'.

Depressed, suicidal teens not seeking help

21 March, 2019

A new UNSW-led study has found that one in four students are experiencing depression, but most are reluctant to seek help.

Naturopathy: the evidence is clear

19 March, 2019

A new study finds that naturopathic treatment results in clinically significant benefits for a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

NT health sector specialties create learning opportunities

15 March, 2019

An increasing number of health sector organisations are holding their conferences in the Northern Territory, providing educational and cultural benefits.

Delivering culturally safe care for ATSI elders

11 March, 2019

Providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders is both appropriate and respectful. But how can we ensure this occurs?

Program helps those with autism gain independence

11 March, 2019

A unique social skills program has helped one young man with autism gain independence and build confidence, much to his and his family's delight.

Chocolate curbs fatigue in MS sufferers

08 March, 2019

A limited study has found that chocolate may provide a simple dietary solution to the fatigue that plagues nine out of 10 multiple sclerosis sufferers.

Govt trial to help elderly navigate aged care

06 March, 2019

Three new trial programs have been launched, offering face-to-face help to the elderly and their families across Australia and in selected rural areas.

Managing food safety in aged-care facilities

04 March, 2019 by Andrew Thomson*

A food management safety system is an investment, rather than a cost, and is essential to aged-care facilities to help avoid food poisoning incidents.

In Conversation… with Dr Anthony Rengel

21 February, 2019 by Elyssa Crooks*

Dr Rengel spends his time flying to remote communities in WA, providing medical assistance. He shares how he combines his love of rural medicine with flying.

Treating insomnia improves back pain

20 February, 2019

A new study has found that treatment for insomnia can help to reduce back pain, further enforcing the complex link between sleep and pain.

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