Patient Admission Prediction Tool - The one Toolie that's welcome at Schoolies

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Over 28,000 students will descend on the Gold Coast for the start of schoolies this week, and while the party may be pandemonium, emergency departments on the Gold Coast are using the CSIRO's Patient Admission Predition Tool (PAPT) to help deal with the expected chaos.

Long GP Consultations Are on the Decline

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Patients needing more time to discuss chronic disease management, mental healthcare and preventive health issues with their doctors are potentially missing out, as new research shows that long GP consultations are on the decline.

Aged and Community Services Australia President and Board Reappointed

15 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The President and Board of Aged and Community Services Australia have been reappointed unopposed at the Annual General Meeting of ACSA in Melbourne.

Innovative Framework for Gynaecological Cancer professionals

14 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Health professionals should be better equipped to address the psychosexual needs of gynaecological cancer patients, according to research to be presented at an international cancer conference today (14/11).

General Practice Registrars Australia Announce New Chair

14 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)  has announced Dr David Chessor will take up the position of GPRA Chair, effective 8 January 2014. “I would like to extend an extremely warm welcome to Dr David Chessor. "He is a remarkable registrar who will strongly build on the foundations of GPRA," Dr Edward Vergara, Chair of GPRA said.

Survival Rates Improve Despite Increasing Diagnoses of Prostate Cancer

14 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

While more men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer, survival rates are high and are improving, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Stigma Associated With Lung Cancer Contributes to Increased Levels of Distress

13 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Stigma associated with lung cancer contributes to increased levels of distress, anxiety and depression, resulting in poorer quality of life for Australians diagnosed with the disease, according to new research being presented today ( 13 November) by Cancer Australia to the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia’s (COSA’s) Annual Scientific Meeting.

Less Fatigue for Cancer Patients Not on Chemotherapy

13 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Research being presented to a conference of cancer experts today (13 November) shows cancer patients who don’t have chemotherapy are less than half as likely to experience fatigue as those who do.

Research Aims to Assist Older Australians Achieve Dietary Targets

13 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Meals on Wheels SA (MoWSA) is collaborating with major research institutes to conduct research on how best to assist older people achieve dietary targets and improve their nutritional health and wellbeing.

Macquarie Uni Awarded Funds for Project to Prevent Overdiagnosis

12 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

An investigative study into the evaluation of disease and cost burdens of overdiagnosis has been announced as one of several new research projects within Macquarie University to be awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant.

New Cancer Clinical Guidelines Launch Online

12 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Two new cancer clinical practice guidelines will be launched this week at national cancer meetings in Adelaide.

Experts Gather for International Arts and Health Conference

12 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

A clown doctor, death talker and poet are not the first people you’d think to look to to discuss ageing issues, but they are among 60 experts meeting atht eh 5th Annual International Arts and Health Conference today to do just that.

New Cancer Treatment Centre in Brisbane

07 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Cancer Research Foundation  has granted The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute $2 million to establish a new cancer treatment centre in Brisbane.

Cap on Self-education Expenses has been Abolished

06 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

The Treasurer, the Honourable Joe Hockey MP has announced today to permanently abolish the $2000 cap on self-education expenses.

Medical Volunteers Needed at Camp Quality

06 November, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Camp Quality, Australia’s major children’s cancer charity, is experiencing a severe shortage of medical volunteers, meaning children living with cancer are missing out on essential support services.

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