Elder abuse ‘prevalent’
Coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the National Ageing Research Institute has called for elder abuse to be placed on the national agenda. By Amie Larter
Incontinence takes mental toll on women
Middle aged women are more inclined to suffer depression from incontinence, said University of Adelaide research.
Asthma deaths linked with social, psychosocial issues
Asthma deaths in Australia are linked with social and psychosocial issues, drug and alcohol use, and poor health literacy, said a study published in the British medical journal <i>Open</i>.
Carers, cognitive decline and complex health issues can make managing the elderly in an emergency department presentation a difficult situation. By Amie Larter
Violence a reality for NT nurses
Bullying, abuse and unemployment throw a dark shadow over the Northern Territory’s nursing industry. By Aileen Macalintal
Society of nurses at large in WA
The launch of the Western Australian at Large Honor Society of Nursing sees nurses in WA taking the first step toward joining a global nursing community. By Amie Larter
Why all the hype about vitamin D?
Vitamin D deficiency does not display obvious symptoms, nor is it often diagnosed by doctors. But when left unaddressed, it can have significant health effects.
Palliative Care Week update
Following Palliative Care Week, professor Patsy Yates, president of Palliative Care Australia, explains the role nurses can play.
Six primary health care nurses received national awards for their contributions to general practice.
A national care outline for IBD
Health professionals are calling for the development of a national approach for the care and treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). By Amie Larter
Macrophage management restores post-cancer immune system
Targeting specific cells in the body may reverse the effects of cancer on the immune system, according to results from a joint study between Curtin School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Anatomy at University of Western Australia.