Aged & Allied Health

Neurosurgeon Teams with Philanthropist to Raise Money for Research

15 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A Brisbane neurosurgeon has had enough of losing patients to brain tumours, despite having access to the best of medicine, and is turning her energy to raising funds for brain tumour research.

Researchers Warn: Removing GST Exemption From Fresh Fruit and Vegetables will Impact Health

14 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Removing GST exemption from fresh fruit and vegetables could have huge implications for the health of Australians, warn researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ).

Robots offering opportunities for older people

14 October, 2013 by ahhb

Professor Wendy Moyle shares her knowledge on robots and looks at the research being conducted at Griffith Health Institute (Griffith University) for helping people with dementia and their families.

Taking vitamin D Supplements Does Not Prevent Osteoporosis

11 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Taking vitamin D supplements does not prevent osteoporosis, according to a study of more than 4000 health adults, published in The Lancet.

Focus on Older Australians During Be Medicinewise Week

11 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Health professionals are encouraged to focus on educating older patients to better understand the role of medicines in their healthcare during Be Medicinewise Week next week.

Mental Health Report Provides Key Service and Resource Data

10 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Nine per cent of the Australian population received mental health services in 2010 - 2011, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

Help Break the Stigma on World Mental Health Day

10 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

While a number of high profile Australians are getting behind World Mental Health Day today, there is no reason everyone can't join in.

Professor Ian Maddocks makes Palliative Care his business and wants you to make it yours

10 October, 2013 by ahhb

Senior Australian of the Year Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks is distinguished for his work as a palliative care specialist and advocate. He was the first president of what is now known as Palliative Care Australia and has been an international leader in raising awareness of palliative care in medicine. The Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin spoke with Professor Maddocks about the inspiration behind his passion for palliative care, and the hopes he has for its advancement in Australia.

Out of Sight - New Report into Eye Health of People With Diabetes

09 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new report into the eye health of people with diabetes has been released ahead of World Sight Day tomorrow (October 10), casts a dark shadow on the eye health of future generations of Australians with diabetes.

Doctors and Medical Students Suffer Higher Levels of Stress Than General Community

08 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A world-first survey by beyondblue reveals Australian doctors and medical students suffer higher levels of stress than the general community.

Pharmacist Leadership Program Applications Open

08 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has opened applications for its ignite Pharmacist Leadership Program 2014.

October is National Safe Work Australia month

08 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

October is National Safe Work Australia month and this year’s theme is “Safety is a frame of mind. Get the picture.” During October all workers in Australia are asked to think about their reason for staying safe at work. The Alliance for Sharps Safety and Needlestick Prevention in Healthcare recognises that this applies to healthcare workers who face the risk of needlestick and sharps injuries every day.

Indigenous Australians Have Higher Rates of Cancer - New AIHW Report

03 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths than non-Indigenous Australians, according to a new report Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: an overview.

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Board Reports Budget Surplus

03 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Queensland Health Minister Lawrence Springborg has praised the financial performance of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Board, which will redirect a budget  surplus to boost activity in the first year of its new university hospital.

Elderspeak - It could be life threatening

03 October, 2013 by ahhb

A new term is creeping into the medical dictionary as the population ages – elderspeak. Research has shown elderspeak can lead to a negative attitude towards ageing and this in turn can reduce life spans by more than seven years, writes Peter Waterman.

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