Elder-led LGBTQIA+ program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth

The first Elder-led intervention for improving the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people will be trialled in Western Australia. Edith Cowan University (ECU) has received a NHMRC/Medical Research Future Fund grant to develop and test the Pride Yarns: Development and trial of an inter-generational intervention for supporting Aboriginal and […]

Dissolvable stent reduces risk of lower limb amputation in PAD

Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) with blocked lower leg arteries could soon have access to treatment with a dissolvable stent which has been shown to be more effective than standard balloon angioplasty. A phase 3 randomised clinical trial (RCT) led by UNSW researchers found that in patients treated with the dissolvable stent Esprit BTK, […]

Help shape policy and workforce planning in Primary Health Care

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association is inviting nurses and midwives working in non-hospital settings to participate in its annual national survey of the Australian Primary Health Care (PHC) nursing and midwifery workforce. The Association says the aim of the survey is to better understand PHC nurses and midwives and their work, as a […]

Improve deep sleep to stave off dementia

As little as 1% reduction in deep sleep per year for people over 60 years of age translates into a 27% increased risk of dementia, new research shows. Enhancing or maintaining deep sleep, also known as slow wave sleep, in older years could stave off dementia, suggest Monash University researchers. Slow-wave sleep is the third […]