For the elderly, taking up drawing will do more to enhance their memory retention than writing. Even if they're not very good at it.
A third of adolescents hospitalised with anorexia nervosa are within a healthy weight range, prompting calls to redefine the disease's diagnosis criteria.
Each year 230,000 people are admitted to hospital, and many more experience reduced quality of life, due to adverse side effects from medicines.
New bed sensors being developed in Melbourne will soon alert carers in nursing homes and hospitals if their patients are at risk of a fall.
Children who are given antibiotics or antacids in their first two years of life are more likely to become obese during their childhood.
Scientists have found that having your appendix removed early in life significantly reduces the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
A new study found that almost 3% of commonly purchased food items that were labelled 'gluten-free' contained gluten.
Mandating patient-to-staff ratios is only one step required to improve quality and safety in aged care. Addressing the issues in our existing model is the next.
Two studies have shown that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer's.
Due to the autoimmune disease's unpredictability and seriousness, scleroderma patients are often uncertain if they can exercise. But there is hope.
There's new evidence that the herpes virus can cause Alzheimer's, and that antiviral drugs can drastically reduce the risk of senile dementia.
A Dutch study estimates that without prevention strategies, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with dementia/parkinsonism/stroke.
Research shows that more than 80% of aged-care residents with dementia receive psychotropics, even though only 20% might benefit from them.
Planning a vege patch for your healthcare facility? A few simple steps will ensure food safety.