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Proposal for a primary screening tool: 'Keep your waist circumference to less than half your height'

NCAH | Last Updated: 28-11-2014

There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that central obesity, as opposed to total obesity assessed by body mass index (BMI), is associated with the most health risks and that the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is a simple proxy for this central f Read More...


Keep your waist circumference to less than half yo
 
 

Social support moderates stress effects on depression

NCAH | Date of Posting: 28-11-2014

This study examined the moderator effect of social support on the relationship between stress and depression of university students. A total of 632 undergraduate students completed the measures of perceived stress, perceived social support, and depre Read More...


Social support moderates stress effects on depress
 
 

Improving operating room safety

NCAH | Last Updated: 28-11-2014

Our journey towards improved operating room safety started in June 2005. At that time we applied for and obtained a $50,000 grant sponsored by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) with funding provided by Kimberly-Clark to introd Read More...


Improving operating room safety
 
 

Hangover 'cure' for binge-drinkers

AAP | Date of Posting: 28-11-2014

Rats given doses of alcohol designed to simulate binge-drinking in humans and then treated with a new drug, navigated a maze as well as sober rats. Scientists have developed the ultimate hangover cure - a drug that reduces the harmful effects of b Read More...


Hangover 'cure' for binge-drinkers
 
 

Metals in kids' diets a concern: expert

AAP | Date of Posting: 28-11-2014

Australian kids may be consuming high levels of potentially dangerous metals, a WA study has found. Australian kids may be consuming high levels of potentially dangerous metals in their food, a study shows. Researchers analysed 253 common super Read More...


Metals in kids' diets a concern: expert
 
 

Novartis flu vax banned after deaths

AAP | Last Updated: 28-11-2014

Italy has banned a Novartis flu vaccine after three people who had received it died and a fourth was taken seriously ill. Italy has suspended the use of a flu vaccine made by Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis amid fears it may have caused three Read More...


Novartis flu vax banned after deaths
 
 

Class of HIV drugs could prevent blindness

AAP | Date of Posting: 28-11-2014

A class of drugs developed to treat HIV could be useful in treating age-related macular degeneration, a disease that leads to progressive loss of vision. A class of 30-year-old HIV drugs could in future be used to prevent a common cause of incurab Read More...


Class of HIV drugs could prevent blindness
 
 

Hughes in good hands: doctors

AAP | Last Updated: 27-11-2014

Swift medical attention has given cricketer Phil Hughes the best possible chance for a positive outcome, a top emergency doctor says. The CPR and excellent hospital care given to cricketer Phillip Hughes has given him the best possible chance of r Read More...


Hughes in good hands: doctors
 
 

New year, new career for physiotherapy graduate

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 27-11-2014

Bianca Ferreira can’t wait to get moving on her physiotherapy career. The 23-year-old, who will graduate from the University of Sydney this year with her Masters in Physiotherapy, is now applying for positions in a bid to kick-start her care Read More...


Physiotherapy graduate Bianca Ferreira
 
 

Device could detect diabetes in breath

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-11-2014

A breath test is being designed to spot early signs of diabetes by detecting the smell of acetone, indicating the accumulation of ketones in the blood. A breathalyser device that can detect the "sweet smell" of diabetes in children is un Read More...


Device could detect diabetes in breath
 
 

Obesity tie to 500,000 cancer cases a year

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-11-2014

In men, being overweight was blamed for 136,000 new cases, and in women, 345,000 cancer diagnoses, most of them of the colon, kidney and breast. Being overweight is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3 Read More...


Obesity tie to 500,000 cancer cases a year
 
 

NZ doctor awarded for baby brain studies

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-11-2014

Alistair Gunn has been awarded the MacDiarmid Medal for his research into the use of brain cooling on babies who experience low oxygen at birth. An Auckland professor has been awarded a medal for using a cooling cap that induces mild hypothermia t Read More...


NZ doctor awarded for baby brain studies
 
 

Smartphone apps to detect blindness

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-11-2014

The Portable Eye Examination Kit consists of smartphone apps and an adapter which can be used anywhere in the world to test eyes easily. A smartphone device which healthcare workers can use to carry out eye examinations could help tackle blindness Read More...


Smartphone apps to detect blindness
 
 

Early screening helps deaf children

AAP | Date of Posting: 26-11-2014

Children who are screened at birth and found to be deaf develop better language skills than those who are not screened, research shows. Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they are identified as deaf by the time they are nine-months-old, Read More...


Early screening helps deaf children
 
 

Robots set to assist nurses in aged care

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 26-11-2014

Robots could be entertaining, serving food and fluid, conversing with and lifting aged care patients in Australian facilities in the not too distant future. Professor Wendy Moyle, of Griffith Health Institute’s Centre for Health Practice Inn Read More...


Professors Ian O'Connor and Wendy Moyle with Paro
 
 

Recovery from brain injury 'a marathon'

AAP | Date of Posting: 26-11-2014

Recovery from brain injury is a marathon, not a sprint, says an expert from Brain Injury Australia as cricketer Phillip Hughes fights for his life. Recovering from a brain injury is a marathon, says Brain Injury Australia spokesman Nick Rushworth, Read More...


Recovery from brain injury 'a marathon'
 
 

Vegetarians healthy but unhappy: study

AAP | Date of Posting: 25-11-2014

Australian vegetarians are physically healthier than meat-eaters but have more mental problems, the Alere Wellness Index suggests. Australian vegetarians might be healthier than meat-eaters but they are unhappier and more prone to mental health di Read More...


Vegetarians healthy but unhappy: study
 
 

Tropical fish helps TB researchers

AAP | Date of Posting: 25-11-2014

The transparent zebrafish develops the tuberculosis bug in the same way humans do and may help researchers develop new ways to treat the disease. The new weapon for Auckland researchers trawling through ways to treat tuberculosis is a small tropic Read More...


Tropical fish helps TB researchers
 
 

Health recruitment in Australia

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 25-11-2014

Health recruiters are pointing to a brighter Australian jobs market for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in 2015. Recruitment firms forecast steady employment growth across the health sector next year as new hospitals in several st Read More...


Medacs Healthcare Australia's Jamie Walsh
 
 

Brain training works in groups only: study

AAP | Last Updated: 24-11-2014

Brain training can boost memory and thinking skills but not when done alone at home, a study has found. Computer-based "brain training" is useful for older adults, but only if it's conducted in a group setting, research suggests. Read More...


Brain training works in groups only: study
 
 

On-time operations or get it free: Qld

AAP | Last Updated: 24-11-2014

Patients in Queensland requiring surgery will be operated on within the medically recommended time or get it all free, says the health minister. Queensland's health minister has announced a guarantee that patients will receive their surgery wi Read More...


On-time operations or get it free: Qld
 
 

Italy doctors held amid baby milk 'bribes'

AAP | Date of Posting: 24-11-2014

Italian police suspect doctors have been promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding in exchange for kickbacks. Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding in exchange Read More...


Italy doctors held amid baby milk 'bribes'
 
 

US town scraps bid to ban tobacco sales

AAP | Date of Posting: 21-11-2014

A bid to ban tobacco sales in a US town has been reversed. Health officials in a US town have voted to withdraw a proposal that would have made it the first in the country to ban all tobacco sales. Westminster's board of health voted 2-1 at Read More...


US town scraps bid to ban tobacco sales
 
 

Bullying, dysfunction at Royal Adelaide

AAP | Date of Posting: 21-11-2014

Patient care is being compromised by "unprecedented dysfunction" between doctors at Royal Adelaide Hospital, a report warns. Doctors are engaging in a childish and dangerous culture of bullying and infighting - putting patients at risk - Read More...


Bullying, dysfunction at Royal Adelaide
 
 

SA mental health special service rejected

AAP | Date of Posting: 21-11-2014

Calls for a specialised Borderline Personality Disorder service in South Australia appear unlikely to win government backing. South Australia's Labor government has rejected calls to fund a specialised Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) ser Read More...


SA mental health special service rejected
 
 

Obesity costs hit $US2 trillion: report

AAP | Date of Posting: 21-11-2014

Obesity is costing 2.8 per cent of the global gross domestic product, or $US2 trillion, according to a McKinsey Global Institute report. A new report shows the global cost of obesity has risen to $US2 trillion ($A2.2 trillion) annually - nearly as Read More...


Obesity costs hit $US2 trillion: report
 
 

Video games help Parkinson's: researchers

AAP | Date of Posting: 21-11-2014

Game consoles like Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect have been found to aid symptoms of degenerative brain conditions. Computer consoles can help improve the lives of people with the neurological disease Parkinson's, researchers have found. Scie Read More...


Video games help Parkinson's: researchers
 
 

Effects of 7 days on the 80:10:10 low-fat vegan diet

NCAH | Date of Posting: 20-11-2014

The primary goal of health care should be to decrease all-cause morbidity and mortality. In industrialized societies including those in the United States and Europe, the chief causes of death and disability are noninfectious chronic diseases: atheros Read More...


Effects of 7 days on the 80:10:10 low-fat vegan di
 
 

Oxygen may harm heart attack patients

AAP | Date of Posting: 20-11-2014

Giving oxygen to heart attack victims may cause additional damage to the heart, Ambulance Victoria says. Giving oxygen to heart attack victims may do more harm than good, a study suggests. Ambulance Victoria treated 440 patients - half of whom Read More...


Oxygen may harm heart attack patients
 
 

Vic skin cancer warning for men

AAP | Date of Posting: 20-11-2014

New data shows Victorian men over 45 suffer melanoma at twice the rate of women in the same age group. Slip, slop, slap - and go to the doctor is Cancer Council Victoria's warning to men over 45. The latest data shows Victorian men over 45 Read More...


Vic skin cancer warning for men
 
 

New laser helps slow macular degeneration

AAP | Date of Posting: 20-11-2014

A new Australian made laser treatment can slow macular degeneration, which affects one in seven Australians aged over 50. An Adelaide-made laser could improve the lives of thousands of Australians with early macular degeneration - an untreatable, Read More...


New laser helps slow macular degeneration
 
 

Qld now Australia's fattest state

AAP | Date of Posting: 20-11-2014

More than two-thirds of adults and a quarter of children in Queensland are overweight or obese, a new report says. Queenslanders are the fattest Australians. The Health of Queenslanders Report, released on Wednesday, shows two-thirds of the sta Read More...


Qld now Australia's fattest state
 
 

Nurses crucial in transition to palliative care

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 19-11-2014

Patients often turn to nurses for emotional support when transitioning from life-prolonging care to palliative care, according to the results of a new Australian study. University of Queensland researchers found nurses are pivotal in decisions abo Read More...


UQ researcher Dr Alex Broom
 
 

Nutrition experts shine spotlight on research

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 19-11-2014

Eating to reduce cancer risk and the latest evidence on nutritional management for cancer patients will be some of the hot topics at next week’s Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) national conference in Tasmania. More than 300 delegates, i Read More...


Dr Kiran Ahuja
 
 

Mental Health Assessments using a Bio-Psycho-Social-Cultural Model

Glynis Thorp | Date of Posting: 19-11-2014

A patient’s mental health can be evaluated in two dimensions: 1) The absence of mental illness, and 2) The presence of a well-adjusted individual who is able to participate in society. A holistic assessment of a patient must consider a ran Read More...


Mental Health Assessments
 
 

Australians urged to curb antibiotic use

AAP | Date of Posting: 19-11-2014

The misuse and overuse of antibiotics can put you at risk due to antibiotic resistance. WHY WE MUST STOP OVER USING ANTIBIOTICS: * Overuse and misuse of antibiotics is increasing the problem of antibiotic resistance. * The more antibiotics are Read More...


Australians urged to curb antibiotic use
 
 

Seize the Day-Laughter in Oncology

Ellen Rosenfeld | Date of Posting: 18-11-2014

I was interviewed for a research position coordinating a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in the oncology department of a leading metropolitan hospital. During the job interview the Chief Investigators, one of whom headed up the department, wanted t Read More...


Seize the Day-Laughter in Oncology
 
 

Aussie health professionals sign up for Ebola response

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 18-11-2014

More than a thousand health professionals have applied to join the Australian Government’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Health care provider Aspen Medical, which is coordinating the provision of a 100-bed Ebola Treatment Un Read More...


The Ebola frontline. Image: Red Cross.
 
 

Smoking banned in NSW national parks

AAP | Date of Posting: 17-11-2014

Smoking is to be banned in all 860 national parks in NSW, Environment Minister Rob Stokes has announced. Smoking is to be banned in NSW national parks, the state government has announced. Environment Minister Rob Stokes said the ban would lesse Read More...


Smoking banned in NSW national parks
 
 

8 dead in Portugal Legionnaire outbreak

AAP | Date of Posting: 17-11-2014

The death toll in a Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Portugal has climbed to eight, officials have announced. The death toll has climbed to eight in a Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Portugal which the World Health Organisation has call Read More...


8 dead in Portugal Legionnaire outbreak
 

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