Allied Health & Aging

Optimal, healthy infant growth targeted by online program

21 March, 2023

A new online program, Baby-EATS, aims to support early childhood educators and parents of infants and toddlers to improve child nutrition early in life.

The impact of minimum unit pricing of alcohol in NT

17 March, 2023 by Nicholas Taylor

An evidence review of the impact of minimum unit pricing in the Northern Territory three years on. Has consumption- and alcohol-related harm reduced?

NSW mental health system "too complex, too hard to access"

14 March, 2023

A report detailing firsthand accounts of New South Wales's mental health sector has described a system of chaos, confusion, fiscal neglect and fragmentation.

Monash study links diet, gut and mental health

10 March, 2023

Fermentation of protein in the gut could release toxins and affect the brain's access to neurotransmitter compounds, according to a Monash study.

GPs suggest a team approach to beat burnout

08 March, 2023

Improved data and encouraging doctors to work together as a team on patient care could be ways to improve conditions for stressed GPs, a new study has found.

Record demand for Lifeline amid cost-of-living crisis

08 March, 2023

Data from Lifeline's search engine shows there were over 26,000 searches for assistance and support in January 2023 across Australia, the highest on record.

EOI open for Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

03 March, 2023

An expression of interest (EOI) window for 14 Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (Medicare UCCs) with locations across metropolitan and regional NSW is now open.

Deadly Heart: RHD still impacts First Nations peoples

27 February, 2023

The Heart Foundation has released a documentary highlighting the devastating impact of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on Australia's First Nations people.

Dementia overtakes CHD as leading cause of disease burden

23 February, 2023

Dementia has overtaken coronary heart disease as the leading cause of disease burden among Australians aged 65 and over, leading to almost 230,000 years of healthy life lost in 2022, a 61% increase since 2011.

Study suggests psychiatric symptoms follow encephalitis

22 February, 2023

Survivors of encephalitis — an inflammation of the brain that can lead to permanent brain injury — are at a high risk of suicide and self-harm, according to new research.

PPD drug with Monash tech enters Phase 2a trial

17 February, 2023

A drug delivery method designed to enable the oral administration of allopregnanolone for postpartum depression has reached the next phase of clinical trials.

Chronic conditions behind 9 in 10 deaths: Grattan

15 February, 2023

Chronic conditions are the biggest killer in Australia, contributing to 9 in 10 deaths, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

In Conversation with Bethan Richards, Australia's first CMWO

10 February, 2023 by Mansi Gandhi

Richards reflects on her CMWO journey and shares thoughts and insights on managing wellbeing in a large public healthcare organisation.

TGA's psychedelics approval welcomed but experts urge caution

06 February, 2023

From 1 July 2023, authorised psychiatrists can prescribe medicines containing the psychedelic substances psilocybin and MDMA for mental health treatment.

Urgent change to end drug stigma, preventable deaths: ANMF

01 February, 2023

The ANMF has expressed its support for the recommendations resulting from the hearing into the death in custody of Aboriginal woman Veronica Nelson.

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