Aged & Allied Health

Griffith Health Institute Research offers New Hope for the Fight Against Breast Cancer

15 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

There is new hope for the fight against breast cancer as Griffith Health Institute (GHI) research aims to target the disease with immune-based therapies.

Registrar's Wishlist Urges Government to Commit to Building General Practice

15 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA) is calling on all parties to commit to building general practice with a list of reccomendations and calls for action in five key areas.

New Published Research Could Help Treat and Prevent a Wide Range of Cancers

15 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An international team, including scientist from The University of Queensland and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, have published work that could help treat and prevent a wide range of cancers.

New Mums Needed for Biggest Type 1 Diabetes Study

14 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Researchers in Adelaide are conducting the biggest Type 1 diabetes Study in the southern hemisphere and are recruiting new mothers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia

Aged Care Must be an Election Issue says Australia's Biggest Health Union

14 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Australia’s biggest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has renewed calls for major political parties and key independents to make aged care an election issue.

Cancer Council Calls for National Bowel Screening Program

14 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

 Cancer Council Australia has called for the next Australian Government to introduce a National Bowel Screening Program and help save 35,000 lives over the next four decades.

US Research Suggests Labour Induction Could Increase Risk of Autism

13 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Research carried out in the United States and  published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests labour induction could increase risk of autism.

Osteoarthritis after Knee Surgery Will Be a Thing of the Past

13 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Osteoarthritis after knee surgery will be a thing of the past if researcher Dr Jay Ebert from The University of Western Australia is successful.

New Reporting Mechanism for Antipsychotic Use in Aged Care

12 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

 A review of antipsychotic medicine use in residential aged care facilities will be carried out by NPS MedicineWise and Webstercare.

AMA Welcomes Blueprint on Health of Aboriginal Men

12 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, has welcomed the focus on the health of Aboriginal men with the release of the blueprint Male Health Futures for Generational Change.

Study Finds People Susceptible to Psychiatric Disorders Have Genetic Similarities

12 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Researchers at the University of Queensland are at the forefront of a ground-breaking study that has found people susceptible to psychiatric disorders have genetic similarities.

New Culturally Responsive Palliative Care Education Project launched in Victoria

08 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A Culturally Responsive Palliative Care Community Education project has been launched in Victoria by the Minister for Health David Davis.

Research Shows High Levels of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Middle East Veterans

08 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A University of Queensland-led research collaboration investigating the health of more than 14,000 Australian Defence Force (ADF) members shows high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder in Middle East Veterans.

Our Jobs Aren't Killing Us – It’s Stress from Natural Disasters and Sporting Events!

08 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

People exposed to extreme stress from naturual disasters and sporting events are at greater risk of heart attack, according to a study led by the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute.

Landmark Report Shows Mental Health Reform has not Changed in 30 years

07 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A landmark report co-authored by researchers from Sydney University's Brain and Mind Research Institute into mental health reform in Australia has found little change in the past 30 years.

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