Aged & Allied Health

Antipsychotics successfully reduced in nursing homes

17 May, 2018

A new intervention successfully tested nationally by Australian researchers has found a way to reduce overprescription of antipsychotics in nursing homes.

Fish and beans may delay menopause

11 May, 2018

A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay natural menopause, but high dietary intake of refined carbs may help to hasten it.

Top 10 myths regarding nutrition for seniors

01 May, 2018

Dietitian and author Ngaire Hobbins shuts down some old wives' tales surrounding the elderly and nutrition.

2018 must be a year of action in aged care

30 April, 2018 by Sean Rooney*

LASA is working in close partnership with the government on the reform agenda for aged care. The spotlight is now firmly on how the government responds.

Do you have a stutter? 3000+ volunteers wanted

25 April, 2018

A new study seeks to identify the genes associated with stuttering, as a key to early identification, new therapies and ultimately preventing the disorder.

Food for thought

24 April, 2018 by Hannah Niven*

Supportive relationships, together with a carefully planned nutritional program, are important ingredients in a treatment plan that will help patients with anorexia nervosa recover, safely.

No more Oakden-style 'disasters'

19 April, 2018

In response to the Carnell-Paterson review into failures at South Australia's Oakden aged-care service, new federal reforms have been announced.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

17 April, 2018 by Margaret Banks*

The second edition of the NSQHS Standards now contains specific actions addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ibuprofen may prevent Alzheimer's disease

28 March, 2018

A Canadian neuroscientist has found that for people with an early Alzheimer's diagnosis, ibuprofen may stop the disease.

Essential oils linked to abnormal breast growth in boys

23 March, 2018

Lavender and tea tree oil have endocrine-disrupting chemicals, some of which may also be found in other popular essential oils.

A Day in the Life ... Dr Mark Formby

13 March, 2018

Dr Mark Formby is Acting Director at NSW Health Pathology's Anatomical Pathology Laboratory at John Hunter Hospital.

Hear your way

12 March, 2018 by Colleen Psarros*

Today, most people take for granted their ability to easily make calls or listen to music on their mobile phones. But for the hearing impaired, this has never been simple — until now.

Parkinson's discovery opens door to new treatment

02 March, 2018

A new study of Parkinson's patients with postural and gait challenges has found significantly reduced levels of a brain protein in their cerebrospinal fluid.

Thermo Scientific TSX Series blood bank refrigerators and plasma freezers

28 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The TSX Series high-performance refrigerators and freezers are powered by V-Drive technology, designed to deliver improved performance and significant energy savings.

High-protein diet lowers Alzheimer's risk

23 February, 2018

A high-protein diet significantly reduces the presence of amyloid beta, the precursor to Alzheimer's disease, reducing the risk of contracting the disease.

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