Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests.
Physiotherapists have been recognised as credentialled diabetes educators by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association.
Health Minister Peter Dutton has launched new print and web-based resources targeting people with a high risk of suffering from diabetes.
The Fifth National Report of the Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) has been released by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
Contact precautions may not always work, and could harm patients, said A/Prof Marin Schweizer to delegates at the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2014 in Adelaide.
Infection prevention and control efforts in Australia are having a positive impact on patient outcomes and should be embraced even further.
The next phase of the NPS MedicineWise Reducing Antibiotic Resistance program for health professionals focuses on the complex topic of managing urinary tract infections (UTIs).
With more Victorians dying each year from prescription drug overdoses than on the state's roads, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Victorian Branch has welcomed the Victorian Coalition’s pledge to develop a real-time prescription monitoring service.
Research from the University of Adelaide has found that Country South Australians with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are receiving equal surgical care and have the same survival rates as those living in the city.
People who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever according to new research published in Nature Genetics.
New facilities including an emergency department, expanded children's inpatient unit and rehabilitation unit have been opened at Logan Hospital in Queensland.
Responding to the release of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine's (ACEM) Enough is Enough Survey, AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says the Federal Government needs to work to change Australia's drinking culture.