Aged & Allied Health

Message from leading age services Australia

17 September, 2013 by ahhb

Chief Executive Officer of Leading Age Services Australia, Patrick Reid, presents the spring edition foreword.


Health leads the Way in Scrap the Cap Campaign

17 September, 2013 by ahhb

When the Federal Government announced plans to introduce a $2000 cap on self-education, the health profession was quick to react. Within days, a campaign was building, and shortly after the business and professional community joined the throng. The Scrap the Cap Alliance now has more than 70 organisations and 24,000 individuals calling for action and has had early success with the Government deferring its implementation for 12 months. While this is positive, there is still work to be done.


A national approach to NBN enabled telehealth

17 September, 2013 by ahhb

Serving Older Australians is one of the demonstration projects funded under the NBN Pilot site program. Rod Young writes that it aims to develop a model of home-based supported clinical monitoring with the intent of demonstrating the capacity of individuals to become actively engaged in the management of their care and services.


Dementia Awareness Week - Links Between Chronic Diseases and Dementia

16 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Visiting Dementia Awareness Week lecturer, Dr Kristine Yaffe, says there needs to be greater public awareness of the dangerous links between dementia and some of the country’s most serious chronic diseases that affect millions of Australians.


Research shows Diets are Doomed to Fail for Obese People

16 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The way the stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people, leading researchers to believe that diets are doomed to fail for obese people.


New Website Provides Positive Treatment for Amphetamine Users

16 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new free online service has been launched by Griffith University to overcome negative impacts and provide treatment for amphetamine users.


No Truth to Belief that Alcohol Causes Depression

16 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Neuroscientists from The University of Western Australia working on the long-running Health in Men Study (HIMS) find there is no truth to the believe that alcohol causes depression.


Experimental Study Compares Codeine and Morphine For Pain Relief

16 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Researchers in the Discipline of Pharmacology at University of Adelaide have conducted an experimental study comparing the pain relieving and pain worsening effects of both codeine and morphine.


First Aid App Saves Lives

12 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

With one in five first aiders stating 'lack of time' as a reason for not renewing their certification, Red Cross has released a free First Aid App to make learning an easy option.


Hospitalisation Rates Due to Asthma Decline

11 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Hospitalisation rates due to asthma are less than they were a decade ago, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.


Women Get Less Exercise than Men

11 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new survey revealing differences between the way men and women exercise shows that despite being more inclined to want to exercise, women get less exercise than men.


Grants Awarded for Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial

11 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Five organisations will share in almost $4.7 million under the first round of a new trial to create innovative living arrangements for people with disabilities and their elderly parent carers.


Women Make Up Majority of Allied Health Workers

10 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows women make up the majority of allied health workers.


New Healthy Thinking Online Program Aims to Prevent Suicide

10 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A world-first program developed by researchers at the Black Dog Institute and the Australian National University aims to empower people to take charge of unhelpful thoughts and learn ways to manage them on an ongoing basis.


New Chairperson for Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network

10 September, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Indigenous General Practice Registrars Network (IGPRN) has officially endorsed Dr Aleeta Fejo as its chairperson.


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