Aged & Allied Health

Australian volunteers wanted for eating disorders study

22 September, 2020

Australian researchers are calling for more than 3500 volunteers to enrol in a study investigating genetic predisposition to three complex eating disorders.

Palliative care survey: call to clinicians

21 September, 2020

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is calling on clinicians to complete the Palliative Care Prognostic Tools Survey.

Trauma rife among aged-care residents, says researcher

21 September, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

More than 70% of people within aged-care facilities have experienced a traumatic event in their lives and may need psychological intervention during COVID-19, says researcher.

Study to investigate long-term effects of COVID-19 on frontline workers

16 September, 2020

The Victorian Government has announced funding for a collaborative study into the long-term impacts of the pandemic on healthcare workers' psychological and physical wellbeing.

8-week program reduces Alzheimer's risk, says study

15 September, 2020

A combination of dementia education and lifestyle changes improved cognitive performance and reduced the risk of Alzheimer's disease among seniors with pre-dementia conditions.

6 min Strep A test suitable for remote settings

15 September, 2020

Rapid, molecular point-of-care tests can be used in remote settings to accurately detect the presence of Strep A bacterium in just six minutes.

Supporting the mental health of children and families

14 September, 2020 by Professor Frank Oberklaid*

Free online resources such as are available to help families and their children during the current pandemic.

SHPA calls for conversations on R U OK?Day

10 September, 2020

This R U OK?Day SHPA is calling for hospital pharmacists and technicians, and their colleagues, to maintain conversations around mental health and wellbeing amid a challenging year.

Health warning for high-heat meat

08 September, 2020

Culinary experts recommend high-heat caramelisation to boost the flavour of meat, but results from a recent study reveal that it could be bad for our health.

How digital health can combat mental health

07 September, 2020 by Amy Hill, General Manager, Jayex Australia

Many healthcare software providers now offer a 'contactless experience', giving patients confidence that they can receive medical support in a safer environment.

Specialised pandemic training to help remote communities

04 September, 2020

More than 50,000 Indigenous health workers and practitioners have accessed specialised training to help protect remote communities from COVID-19 outbreaks.

Alarming behaviour employers should look out for

04 September, 2020 by Dr Frank Chow, Director and Psychiatrist, 2OP Health

There are a few alarming behavioural patterns and indications healthcare employers need to be mindful of, observe and intervene where necessary.

Roadmap to financing five-star aged-care system released

03 September, 2020

Economic modelling has revealed that Australia can transform the quality of its aged-care system in just four years.

Overdose report reveals hidden health crisis

31 August, 2020

Australia's Annual Overdose Report 2020 reveals that — for the fifth year running — more than 2000 Australians lost their lives due to overdose.

Tas dementia village opts for digital care system

28 August, 2020

Korongee Village has implemented a patient-centred digital care system that allows staff to plan, record and monitor the care of residents in real time.

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