Medical News

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Don't ignore it: When bowel cancer is detected

Don't ignore it: When bowel cancer is detected

WHEN bowel cancer is detected, the best thing you can do is to make sure your doctors pursue it quickly to reduce further problems long term.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Chronic post-surgery pain: Overcome notorious condition

Chronic post-surgery pain: Overcome notorious condition

Becoming better informed on why post-surgery chronic pain occurs could assist you in ensuring this difficult to treat condition can be managed more effectively

Mon 19 Feb 2018

Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

Protecting the vulnerable: Seniors to get free flu shot

IF YOU are aged 65 and over, the newest flu vaccines, targeted at protecting vulnerable older Australians, will be available to you at no cost.

Wed 13 Dec 2017

'Risks and benefits': How to better manage your medicines

'Risks and benefits': How to better manage your medicines

THE more people understand about their medicines by collecting more information, the less likely there will be medication-related problems.

Tue 7 Nov 2017

Government commits more funds for MyAgedCare development

Government commits more funds for MyAgedCare development

THE Federal Government has today committed another $2.8 million to fund further development of Australia’s aged care gateway, MyAgedCare.

Thu 12 Oct 2017

Under the knife overseas causes puffy response

Under the knife overseas causes puffy response

THREE women have been detained at an airport in South Korea and their post-plastic-surgery faces have become a traveller’s cautionary tale.

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Party drug may treat depression in elderly: research

Party drug may treat depression in elderly: research

AUSTRALIAN seniors may need a major rethink about recreational drugs after new research showed ketamine could possible treat depression in the elderly.

Fri 7 Apr 2017

Champion's tips for dealing with life after breast cancer

Champion's tips for dealing with life after breast cancer

BCNA's Raelene Boyle shares some succinct and poignant messages for people in the breast cancer community.

Thu 6 Apr 2017

Blokes, listen up! Melanoma can strike anyone - it got me

Blokes, listen up! Melanoma can strike anyone - it got me

MELANOMA patient Peter Robinson has issued a word of serious advice to other men about looking after themselves better.

Sat 1 Apr 2017

12 early warning signs of dementia you need to know

12 early warning signs of dementia you need to know

AN early diagnosis and starting treatment quickly can help slow the progress of the debilitating disease.

Fri 10 Mar 2017

Life-changing device for people with low vision

Life-changing device for people with low vision

THE OrCam MyEye is a new wearable reading device that sits discreetly on your reading glasses.

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Post-surgery pain care is vital

Post-surgery pain care is vital

More attention on managing pain can help avoid long-term complications.

Sun 26 Feb 2017

ACT NOW: Get ahead of the winter flu

ACT NOW: Get ahead of the winter flu

THE AMA recommends every senior should get ahead of the winter blues by getting a flu vaccine every year in autumn.

Wed 15 Feb 2017

WARNING: Don't get caught out by natural medicines

WARNING: Don't get caught out by natural medicines

PHARMACY staff under the spotlight for recommending natural medicines they know nothing about.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

State-of-the-art technology targets adult incontinence

State-of-the-art technology targets adult incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a massive problem with an estimated one-in-three women who have given birth suffering from urine leakage.

Mon 23 Jan 2017

BOWEL CANCER: Don't wait until it's too late

BOWEL CANCER: Don't wait until it's too late

BOWEL Cancer Australia is encouraging both men and women over 50 to take action now to combat the deadly disease.

Thu 12 Jan 2017

Robot comes to the rescue of dementia sufferers

Robot comes to the rescue of dementia sufferers

SMALL in size but big in impact, Matilda the robot offers help to engage dementia patients living in aged care.

Wed 28 Dec 2016

Blood test gives hope for bowel cancer patients

Blood test gives hope for bowel cancer patients

A NEW, more accurate bowel cancer blood test could lead to a reduction in the number of deaths from the disease.

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Urine test for kidney disease could also detect dementia

Urine test for kidney disease could also detect dementia

A STANDARD urine test that is used to detect kidney disease could also be used to identify those at risk of developing dementia.

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Home doctors prevent emergency department overload

Home doctors prevent emergency department overload

QUEENSLANDERS have been praised for using after-hours home doctor services to relieve pressure on emergency departments.

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