Allied Health & Aging

Nitrate: healthy heart or cancer risk?

23 May, 2023

Edith Cowan University's Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute hopes to find out how and why nitrate has such contrasting potential risks and benefits.


University of Sydney launches new clinical school

17 May, 2023

The University of Sydney has launched a new clinical school to enhance general practice as a preferred career choice among medical students.


AIHW presents scenarios to reduce disease burden by 2030

30 April, 2023

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has provided data analysis and scenarios on the burden of disease due to overweight and physical inactivity.


Suicide Prevention Conference comes at critical time

28 April, 2023

Suicide Prevention Australia, the national peak body, is hosting the National Suicide Prevention Conference from 1–4 May in Canberra.


Flexible gold sensor could unlock next-gen medical implants

26 April, 2023

The approach suggests a new way to miniaturise and improve medical devices for diagnostics, biological sensing and neurological exploration.


Food choices could cause 70% of type 2 diabetes cases

18 April, 2023

A research model of dietary intake in 184 countries has estimated that poor diet contributed to over 14.1 million cases of type 2 diabetes in 2018.


Potential anxiety risk in children with asthma

11 April, 2023

A significantly increased risk of anxiety was found in children diagnosed with asthma, according to a University of Queensland study.


Fasting diet could help cut Type 2 diabetes risk

11 April, 2023

Local researchers have compared a time-restricted, intermittent fasting diet and a reduced calorie diet to see which one was more beneficial for people who were prone to developing type 2 diabetes.


Sustainable health care

06 April, 2023

In Australia, the health system contributes 7% to total national carbon emissions. Globally, health care contributes 4.4% to emissions.


Trial to test drugs to reduce post-surgical complications

27 March, 2023

A Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH)-led trial is set to explore whether a newer muscle relaxant reversal drug can help reduce the number of post-surgical lung complications.


Pre-birth cohort study launches follow-up after 33 years

24 March, 2023

Scientists are keen to follow up on the Raine Study — one of the world's largest multigenerational cohort studies into familial risk factors for disease.


Diabetes Vic warns of 'silent diabetes'

24 March, 2023

Diabetes Victoria celebrates its 70‐year anniversary and reports that diabetes prevalence rates are continuing to grow at a concerning rate, but there is hope.


Indigenous representatives for culturally safe health care

24 March, 2023

First Nations representatives will be central to regulatory decisions where Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are involved.


Google Australia partners to personalise AI hearing tech

23 March, 2023

Google joins Cochlear, Macquarie University Hearing, National Acoustic Laboratories, NextSense and The Shepherd Centre to explore new hearing solutions.


Four in five alcohol-related deaths among males: AIHW

22 March, 2023

Four in five alcohol-related deaths and three in five hospitalisations in 2019–20 were among males, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).


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