04 Jun 13 edition
We are more likely to pass away in hospital, among strangers, than at home surrounded by our own, which places nurses in a new ethical position. By Amie Larter
06 May 13 edition
Believed to affect over one million Australians, the incidence of macular degeneration is on the rise. By Amie Larter
05 Mar 13 edition
Experts worry that misuse of scrubs might be spreading infections in hospitals. By Aileen Macalintal
01 Jan 13 edition
Michael Robertson discusses the provision of acute care for those with mental health problems and what is lacking for such patients.
Getting men to discuss health issues, especially with their mates, could help reduce the gap between male and female life expectancy. By Amie Larter
Financial pressure on the health system is being eased by a scheme which allows patients to be treated in their own residence.
18 Dec 12 edition
The shortage of palliative care nurses is being felt across the nation, with Queensland and remote areas having the least staff. By Yvonne Luxford
13 Nov 12 edition
An ageing population means palliative care is no longer a specialised field – but training is lagging. By Amie Larter
04 Sep 12 edition
The limited effectiveness of the current pertussis vaccine might explain the resurgence in whooping cough in babies, new research has found.
05 Jun 12 edition
Poor nutrition during pregnancy can have long-lasting effects into an infant’s adult life, write Shelley Wilkinson, Susan de Jersey and Jane Karpavicius.
Children’s self-esteem and confidence can be badly affected by problems associated with continence, writes Janine Armocida.
Understanding cultural differences is important when dealing with older people from different ethnic backgrounds. By Cathy Wever.
01 May 12 edition
It is critical that the current whooping cough epidemic should not undermine public trust in vaccination programs, write Jodie McVernon and Julie Leask.
Health professionals have backed a Climate Commission report that warns of the threat to the young and old of a warmer planet. By Cathy Wever.
It is worth investigating if there are compelling health and financial benefits from mandatory flu vaccinations for aged care staff, writes Robert Booy.
31 Jan 12 edition
Improved nutrition has a major role to play in the prevention and treatment of pressure injuries, write Beryl Dawson, Susan Nelan, Katrina Pace and Lilliana Barone.
Queensland health groups have initiated a joint health campaign to emphasise the link between obesity and chronic disease.
Consuming a high GI diet may increase the risk of breast cancer by 8 per cent, according to a leading nutrition researcher.
04 Oct 11 edition
Important factors affecting the quality of life of Australian school children with urinary incontinence have been identified, Linda Belardi reports.
A study has revealed a significant rate of urinary problems among young women unrelated to pregnancy or childbirth. By Linda Belardi.
06 Sep 11 edition
Fionna Cassie travels to post-quake Christchurch and finds there are invaluable infection control lessons to be learnt by those working in aged care following large scale disasters.
Catheter-related blood stream infections and life-threatening hospital acquired infections present a challenge for healthcare professionals across the world, but with the right strategies they are also the most preventable. Annie May reports.
03 Aug 11 edition
Urgent action is needed to ensure quality care at the end of life for all Australians, reports Annie May.
Death is often dealt with poorly in aged care even though most residents know they won't be going anywhere else, Molly Carlile tells Megan Stoyles.
Women get told to do to their pelvic floor exercises. Now they are told some gym exercises can undo the good work and even flaw the 'floor'. Fiona Cassie finds out more about the Pelvic Floor First campaign.
Incontinence is a taboo health issue in ethnic communities, reveals report. By Annie May.
06 Jul 11 edition
Wound bed preparation a core component to effective wound care treatment.
A smart bandage that changes colour when a wound becomes infected has been developed by Melbourne researchers.
01 Jun 11 edition
There is increasing evidence that home dialysis has not only a number of clinical and social benefits for patients, but financial benefits for the health system. Annie May reports.
The continuing shortage of donor organs has rekindled the debate to modify or change Australia’s allocation model. Annie May reports.