Aged & Allied Health

Measuring quality of life in aged care

22 August, 2019

Understanding what good quality of life means to aged-care consumers could assist economic evaluation of services, researchers say.

Upping the hospital food game

20 August, 2019 by Andrew Thomson*

Harnessing culinary skills to improve the quality of hospital food can deliver cost savings and better quality of care.

MS needs 'unmet': survey

19 August, 2019

One in four Australians with MS surveyed for a national research study report having unmet medical and allied health service needs.

Patient rights in health care

09 August, 2019

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has launched the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights second edition. The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.

Self-collection increases access to cervical screening

06 August, 2019 by Dr Lara Roeske*

A new screening method is breaking down cultural barriers to improve cervical cancer prevention.

Eat to lower skin cancer risk

05 August, 2019

Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin A may be a way to reduce skin cancer risk, research shows.

Neuro-know-how, for every journey

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has been supporting kids and adults with cerebral palsy for over 70 years, which has provided the organisation with extraordinary insight into other physical and neurological conditions.

TRT can increase risk of stroke, heart attack

25 July, 2019

Ageing men who take testosterone replacement therapy are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack or myocardial infarction.

Want to reduce your risk of dementia?

24 July, 2019

Certain types of commonly prescribed drugs appear to significantly increase the risk of dementia in later life — but such a risk can also be countered with a healthy lifestyle.

Ageing joyfully

18 July, 2019 by Professor Catherine Bridge* and Dr Peter Sweatman**

Designing bathroom environments that suit older people can help reduce barriers to functioning and allow more people to age in place for longer periods.

Closure of aged-care home leaves residents in limbo

12 July, 2019

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck has expressed his concern and anger over the sudden closure of the Earle Haven Retirement Village.

Evaluation of family violence response program in Victoria

02 July, 2019

18 Victorian hospitals will be participating in a project evaluating the state-wide program, Strengthening Hospitals Response to Family Violence.

Using smartphone apps to promote lifestyle changes

25 June, 2019 by Juhi Bhambhaney*

There is a huge potential for smartphone apps to support the services of private practice dietitians, especially young people.

High iron levels associated with reduced cholesterol

21 June, 2019

People with high iron levels are less likely to have high cholesterol, according to a new study. But this is a double-edged sword.

Hospitality in healthcare conference just around the corner

20 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare Ltd (IHHC)

Here's what you need to know about this year's Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare National Conference.

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