Health Check: how can extreme heat lead to death?
Our climate is becoming hotter. This is our reality. Extreme heat is already responsible for hundreds of deaths every year. It’s a big environmental killer, and deaths from heatwaves in Australian cities are expected to double in the next 40 years.
Chair of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council reappointed
The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has today announced the re-appointment of Andrea Coote as Chair of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council, for a three-year term.
Have your say on the quality of aged care workforce
Ensuring the safe, quality care of senior Australians through a skilled and adequate aged care workforce is the aim of a national public consultation program starting today.
Home Care Package Research Report
The Australian Government Department of Health commissioned independent agency AMR to conduct research among home care package clients and service providers in August and September 2017.
Trust your gut instinct when it comes to falling in love online
That’s the message from Griffith University criminologist Dr Jacqueline Drew who’s leading a campaign to warn people about the dangers of romance scams.
Australian first research targets Aboriginal stroke survivors
Helping Aboriginal people live well after stroke is at the heart of a new research project, made possible by a Stroke Foundation grant.
Cervical screening for LGBTIQ people
A new health campaign targeting all LGBTIQ people with a cervix in NSW has been released by NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation, ACON.
Doctors recognising ageing populations tailor-made drugs needs
Australia’s health-savvy ageing population is driving a need for personalised medication according to an expert in the field of compounded medication.
Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan
Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
Fixing pain management could help us solve the opioid crisis
Australia is facing a critical public health issue of poorly managed pain.
Shortage of respite accommodation in aged care homes
Carers Australia is calling on the Government to increase subsidies for respite care in residential aged care facilities so that family and friend carers can take a break from caring when required.
Treating sleep apnoea could reduce dementia risk
Inadequate oxygen levels during sleep can damage the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.
Social isolation health message fails to cut through
Social isolation has been shown to pose a greater health threat than smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise – but that message is failing to get through to the community.
Making hospitals safer
One in every nine patients who go into hospital in Australia suffers a complication, and if they stay overnight the figure increases to one in four, according to the new Grattan Institute report.
Kindness can make a difference in cancer care - World Cancer Day
Cancer may not be life-ending, but it usually is life-changing. A cancer diagnosis instantaneously turns life upside down for patients and families.
Victims scammed via Western Union may get refund
The ACCC’s Scamwatch is urging all Australians who lost money to a scammer through Western Union from 2004 to 2017 to take action by 31 May to try to get it back.
Draft Aged Care Quality Standards
The Federal Department of Health has worked with the aged care sector to develop the draft Aged Care Quality Standards which have now been released.
New accreditation scheme for retirement living industry
The Property Council of Australia and Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) are partnering to deliver a renewed accreditation scheme for the retirement living industry.
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