Allied Health & Aging

New treatment guidelines for kidney disease in First Nations peoples

17 October, 2022

Compared with the non-indigenous population where kidney disease affects 1 in 10, First Nations Australians are nearly four times more likely to die with it.

Experts call for action to end mental health stigmatising

11 October, 2022

With radical action we can end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health conditions and their families globally, says The Lancet Commission.

Shining a light on Aboriginal health at annual conference

10 October, 2022

Culturally tailored health care and listening to Indigenous knowledges will be central to this year's Ngar-wu Wanyarra Health Conference.

Borderline personality disorder stigma undermines care

10 October, 2022

People with a diagnosis of BPD and their carers report experiencing discrimination when presenting to health services following self-harm or a suicide attempt.

Metabolism linked to brain health

04 October, 2022

A study from UniSA's Australian Centre for Precision Health has found a link between metabolism and dementia-related brain measures.

CytoQuant handheld mobile flow cytometer

30 September, 2022 | Supplied by: Vendart Diagnostics Pty Ltd

The CytoQuant handheld mobile flow cytometer measures bacteria and residue concentrations on surfaces.

Opinion: Doctors quit and more patients die as staff suffer fatigue, burnout

28 September, 2022 by Dr Lisa Myers*

A few months ago we were shocked and saddened by the news of young Hiyaan Kapil who died shortly after being discharged from Logan Hospital.

ISQua 38th International Conference 2022 coming to Brisbane

27 September, 2022

Hundreds of international health leaders from over 56 countries will descend on Brisbane Convention Centre between 17 and 20 October for The International Society of Quality in Health Care's (ISQua) 38th International Conference.

The faces behind regional clinical trial advancements

27 September, 2022

Regional clinical trial patient John Robson is on a mission to tell fellow country people that you don't have to travel to a metro centre to receive the best health care.

The potential health risks of artificial sweeteners

09 September, 2022

Artificial sweeteners are found in thousands of products, particularly ultra-processed foods such as artificially sweetened drinks and low-calorie ready meals.

Keeping rural Australians out of hospital

08 September, 2022

If you need urgent medical attention in a regional or rural area in Australia, you may find that you'll end up in an urgent care centre staffed by nurses.

Funding to trial integrated care model in WA

05 September, 2022

GP Down South will receive $1.8 million funding to develop and trial a model of integrated care that is patient-centred and improves access for rural Australians.

Hospitalisation causes for people with type 2 diabetes changing

02 September, 2022

New findings reveal that just four traditional diabetes complications — cellulitis, heart failure, urinary tract infections, and skin abscesses — were in the top 10 leading causes of hospitalisation.

Recommendations for hospital-treated self-harm

26 August, 2022

The Deeble Institute recommends establishing a clinical quality registry for hospital-treated self-harm as a recognised mechanism for linking data to improved care.

Opinion: Care coordination to improve chronic disease management

24 August, 2022 by Dr Zeshan Shaikh, CEO, Vityl

Nearly a quarter of Australians cite that they feel like GPs are inaccessible.

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