News, information and trends relevant to the hospital, health and aged care research communities.
01 Feb 2013
Acute care hospitals must urgently develop better responses for dementia patients that incorporate better diagnosis, more appropriate treatments and improved patient management as well as more aware and capable staff, says one carer.
Recent funding boosts are welcome but dementia needs more for research and better care in our hospitals and communities, Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees shares the challenges ahead with David Hutchins
01 Nov 2012
Across the healthcare spectrum, best practices must be constantly and consistently delivered, and afforded, in pathology this starts with delivering accurate tests to patients and ensuring these are reviewed by doctors, writes Royal College of Pathologists Australasia President Professor Yee Khong.
09 Oct 2012
Under valuing or under investing in pathology is perilous, considering the critical role it has in ensuring accurate diagnosis and monitoring ongoing care, writes the President of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Professor Yee Khong.
01 Aug 2012
The government’s announcement of its Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms in May was a red letter day for people with dementia as finally recognises the condition as a national priority, writes Alzheimer’s Australia CEO Glenn Rees.
Research into stillbirth is important work but it needs a change in attitude and financial support if it's going to reach its potential, writes the President of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Professor Yee Khong
01 Jul 2012
Negative perceptions of clinicians about effective treatments for COPD can delay treatment and result in missed opportunities for managing deterioration, writes the Australian Lung Foundation’s National Program Director, Heather Allan.
01 Mar 2012
Brain waves, or the oscillations produced by the brain, can be linked to sleep, navigation, cognition, attention, and to diagnosing a wide range of disorders including autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy, according to University of Queensland research.
28 Feb 2012
The Cancer Australia Strategic Plan 2011-2014 has been released to provide leadership and direction at a time of increasing cancer incidence.
01 Feb 2012
After successfully developing a vaccine that stops the progression of Alzhiemer’s in mice, researchers at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) are working on developing a human vaccine
Health and aged care organisations and the government should combine to develop skills and pathways to attract, retain and retrain workers in the second stage of their lives, writes Get Healthcare Direct CEO David Norris.
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