Dietary management of dysphagia in aged care

Dietary management of dysphagia in aged care First published on HealthTimes – April 24th, 2018 D ysphagia is a condition affecting more than one million Australians, from premature babies to those in old age. According to Speech Pathology Australia, swallowing difficulties (or dysphagia) is “any problem with sucking, swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, controlling saliva, taking medication, […]

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Using telehealth in remote oncology clinical trials

Using telehealth in remote oncology clinical trials First published on HealthTimes – April 15th, 2018 C linical trials generate around $1 billion for the Australian medical industry from pharmaceutical investment, and yet the Australian rate of enrolment in clinical trials is lower than international recommendations and benchmarks; even lower for rural centres and trials including rare […]

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Adding dry needling to your therapy practice

Adding dry needling to your therapy practice First published on HealthTimes – April 9th, 2018 T he Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) has recognised the application of trigger point dry needling in a profession that is based on extensive training in human anatomy and physiology – with some practitioners specialising in sports, chronic illness and rehabilitation. In […]

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The value of Emotional Intelligence in a nursing career

The value of Emotional Intelligence in a nursing career First published on HealthTimes – March 21st, 2018   I n the United Kingdom, the 2013 Francis report ruled that poor care was endemic in the region of Mid Staffordshire, and suggested the recruitment of student nurses should be based on those possessing “values, attitudes and behaviours appropriate […]

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Mothers with mental health issues more likely to have babies with reflux

Mothers with mental health issues more likely to have babies with reflux First published on HealthTimes – March 20th, 2018   I nfants admitted to the two NSW residential parenting services Karitane and Tresillian within their first year for gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) had a strong association of maternal anxiety, according to […]

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Addressing language and mental health issues in the youth justice system

Addressing language and mental health issues in the youth justice system First published on HealthTimes – March 9th, 2018   S peech pathologist Rosie Martin was recognised as the 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year for her pro-bono work in prisons in the fields of adult literacy, and parenting communication through the circle of trust method. Her work […]

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Re-examining disordered videogame use

Re-examining disordered videogame use First published on HealthTimes – January 20th, 2018   T he pitfalls of regular videogame use were once again highlighted late last year with the World Health Organisation (WHO) releasing details of the beta-draft of the 11th iteration of the International Classification of Diseases, the ICD-11, which included proposed diagnostic criteria for “gaming […]

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