Aged & Allied Health

Aged-care residents that are served more, eat more

06 October, 2020

Researchers at the University of South Australia have discovered a simple way for aged-care residents to improve their nutrition intake: increase their meal sizes.

NSW/ACT GP in Training of the Year announced

01 October, 2020

Dr Josephine Guyer has won the RACGP's NSW/ACT General Practitioner in Training of the Year award.

Recovawear Adaptive T-shirt for post-surgery, pain management or upper limb injury

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Recovawear Pty Ltd

Recovawear provides clothing solutions for injured or post-operative patients who might have difficulty dressing themselves.

LifeVac Australia LifeVac Anti-Choking Device

01 October, 2020 | Supplied by: LifeVac Australia

LifeVac is a non-powered, single-patient portable suction device developed for emergency clearing of the upper airway.

Study links metformin to slowed cognitive decline

29 September, 2020

A study of older Australians with type 2 diabetes revealed that taking metformin resulted in slower cognitive decline with lower dementia rates than those who did not use the medication.

Australian volunteers wanted for eating disorders study

22 September, 2020

Australian researchers are calling for more than 3500 volunteers to enrol in a study investigating genetic predisposition to three complex eating disorders.

Trauma rife among aged-care residents, says researcher

21 September, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

More than 70% of people within aged-care facilities have experienced a traumatic event in their lives and may need psychological intervention during COVID-19, says researcher.

Palliative care survey: call to clinicians

21 September, 2020

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is calling on clinicians to complete the Palliative Care Prognostic Tools Survey.

Study to investigate long-term effects of COVID-19 on frontline workers

16 September, 2020

The Victorian Government has announced funding for a collaborative study into the long-term impacts of the pandemic on healthcare workers' psychological and physical wellbeing.

8-week program reduces Alzheimer's risk, says study

15 September, 2020

A combination of dementia education and lifestyle changes improved cognitive performance and reduced the risk of Alzheimer's disease among seniors with pre-dementia conditions.

6 min Strep A test suitable for remote settings

15 September, 2020

Rapid, molecular point-of-care tests can be used in remote settings to accurately detect the presence of Strep A bacterium in just six minutes.

Supporting the mental health of children and families

14 September, 2020 by Professor Frank Oberklaid*

Free online resources such as are available to help families and their children during the current pandemic.

SHPA calls for conversations on R U OK?Day

10 September, 2020

This R U OK?Day SHPA is calling for hospital pharmacists and technicians, and their colleagues, to maintain conversations around mental health and wellbeing amid a challenging year.

Health warning for high-heat meat

08 September, 2020

Culinary experts recommend high-heat caramelisation to boost the flavour of meat, but results from a recent study reveal that it could be bad for our health.

How digital health can combat mental health

07 September, 2020 by Amy Hill, General Manager, Jayex Australia

Many healthcare software providers now offer a 'contactless experience', giving patients confidence that they can receive medical support in a safer environment.

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