Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
28 October, 2019

This week: Phone coaching prevents falls in older people - How will a changing nation affect Australia’s GPs? - Men in nursing share their story to show #itsoktocare - and more.

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Phone coaching prevents falls in older people

A new, phone-based falls prevention program called RESPOND has been shown to reduce falls in older people who are sent home from hospital emergency departments. - uwa.edu.au

 

Australian clinical trials testing new approach to tackling Alzheimer's disease

A fresh approach to tackling Alzheimer's disease is being investigated in clinical trials in Australia. Experts say for a long time the immune system's role in causing brain diseases such as dementia has been overlooked. - 9news.com.au

 

Blood test allows for rapid TB diagnosis

Tuberculosis can now be identified in less than an hour thanks to a new blood test. The test procedure developed by The University of Queensland’s Emeritus Professor Ian Riley in collaboration with researchers in Tanzania, India, Mexico and the Philippines. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

How will a changing nation affect Australia’s GPs?

Social researcher Mark McCrindle outlines how demographics and technology will impact healthcare delivery. - racgp.org.au

 

Men in nursing share their story to show #itsoktocare

Male nurses from around Australia are sharing their stories to encourage more men to pursue a rewarding career in nursing. - acn.edu.au

 

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