Allied Health & Aging

One-third of nation's disease burden preventable: AIHW

11 July, 2022

Around 11.6 million Australians were estimated to have one or more common chronic health conditions, including diabetes, cancer and mental health conditions.

Could 'shared care' be the answer to Australia's health crisis?

11 July, 2022

Amid significant doctor shortages and growing patient demand, an Australian doctor is calling for a change in how the healthcare industry understands continuity of care.

Advanced rehabilitation technology centre opens

06 July, 2022

Royal Rehab has opened a new advanced technology centre to improve the rehabilitation outcomes for people impacted by life-changing illnesses and/or injuries.

Telehealth compliance delay welcomed but industry urges further action

04 July, 2022

The RACGP welcomed the deferral of telehealth compliance rules but warned that Medicare rebates for longer telehealth phone consultations must be a permanent fixture.

10-second balance test could predict longevity: study

27 June, 2022

The inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds in mid to later life is linked to an increased risk of death from any cause within the next 10 years, claims a new study.

Mental health advocates must step up commitment, action: WHO

20 June, 2022

Their detailed report provides a blueprint for governments, academics, health professionals and others to support the world in transforming mental health.

Monash tech in PPD drug delivery milestone

15 June, 2022

A postpartum depression drug that currently must be administered as a 60-hour intravenous infusion could soon be administered as a simple oral capsule.

Hospitalisations up by 700K in 2020–21

06 June, 2022

There were 11.8 million hospital admissions in Australia in 2020–21, compared to 11.1 million in 2019–20, according to the latest AIHW update.

Emergency departments are clogged and patients are waiting for hours or giving up. What’s going on?

03 June, 2022

Around 25,000 people visit hospital emergency departments across Australia every day.

Bigger ED for Werribee Mercy Hospital

24 May, 2022

The Werribee Mercy Hospital's emergency department capacity is set to be doubled, following a funding boost from the Victorian Budget 2022/23.

Common anaesthetic could help with chronic migraines

24 May, 2022

When a chronic migraine sufferer does not respond to other treatments, infusions of a common local anaesthetic can provide some periods of pain relief.

Bupa, Cabrini Health partner for at-home hospital care

18 May, 2022

Cabrini Health and Bupa have signed an agreement to expand new models of care services, as part of an extension of their contract.

Epworth Eastern lets kids 'drive' into the OT

11 May, 2022

Epworth Eastern, Victoria, is using a remote-controlled four-wheel drive to make children comfortable before surgery.

Clinical trial to test psychedelics for depression

28 April, 2022

Macquarie University is leading a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of regular, tiny doses of a psychedelic drug on moderate depression.

New report highlights the cost of crisis on frontline workers

26 April, 2022

The latest Australian Community Sector Survey finds that the pandemic has further compounded chronic underfunding in the community sector, pushing many services and workers to their limits.

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