Aged & Allied Health

Rural Health Commissioner office to be extended

15 June, 2020

The government has announced that the office of the National Rural Health Commissioner will be extended past its current expiry date of 30 June 2020.

Nominations open for new HESTA awards

09 June, 2020

The HESTA Excellence Awards will celebrate the dedicated professionals working in disability, allied health, aged care and community services.

Renowned rehab program for PD arrives in Sydney

03 June, 2020

The PD Warrior program has arrived in Sydney's north-west, with the potential to improve the symptoms of patients living with Parkinson's disease.

Resources support end-of-life family carers

29 May, 2020

CarerHelp has launched an educational campaign to help Australians who provide end-of-life care for a terminally ill parent, partner or friend.

White paper examines role of nutrients and herbs in immune function

27 May, 2020

Blackmores Institute has released a white paper investigating the evidence-based use of nutritional supplements and herbal medicines to support immune function.

Call for palliative care overhaul

26 May, 2020 by Jane Allman

Palliative Care Australia has released a report calling for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia and an additional annual investment of $365 million.

Woodlea pen pal program helps seniors combat loneliness

25 May, 2020

The senior pen pal program encourages children and residents of the community to engage with residents of local aged-care and retirement facilities.

Smart patch tracks body's response to diet

08 May, 2020

A wearable is being developed by Melbourne-based Nutromics to measure key dietary biomarkers and help wearers track how their bodies respond to different foods.

Vicarious trauma: a warning to healthcare workers

06 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare workers battling on the COVID-19 frontline are being advised to keep tabs on their mental health.

COVID-19 exposes inequality in New York City

05 May, 2020

In New York City, low-income and minority communities shoulder a disproportionate burden of COVID-19, with higher rates of hospitalisation and death.

Tool measures quality of life in patients with dementia

01 May, 2020

The tool developed by University of Queensland researchers assesses five key domains: physical health, mood, memory, living situation and ability to do fun activities.

Global impact of COVID-19 on mental health

28 April, 2020

Mental health experts across the world have come together to highlight the need for mental health and brain research to be central in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 support line opens for seniors

27 April, 2020

A free dedicated support line is now available to address the mental health of senior Australians, their families and carers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ensuring food safety and nutritional requirements in emergency situations

22 April, 2020 by Anika Rouf*

Natural disasters pose a threat to food security — the ready availability of food that is safe for consumption and nutritionally adequate.

Reliving trauma

17 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

In summer 2019, Bianca fled her home on the first sight of a 'catastrophic' fire warning on her mobile phone, which — still to this day — she never leaves out of sight.

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