Australians living longer but in need of more support, study finds

Australians are living longer but their impact on the healthcare industry is increasing, according to new research by the University of Adelaide. The study, led by Dr Liliana G. Ciobanu, and Head of the Psychiatry Discipline Associate Professor Scott R. Clark, was conducted by GBD Australia collaborators and examined Global Burden of Disease statistics from […]

Nurses poised to help shift dial in fight against obesity 

Nurses and fellow health professionals have a critical role to play in helping the growing number of Australians experiencing severe weight issues, according to the nation’s peak body for obesity in Australia.  A new report launched last month by The Obesity Collective, A Time for Action, revealed the number of people living with obesity surged […]

Sleep Awareness Week 2024: practical strategies for shift workers

Are you getting enough quality shuteye as a shift worker? What works for you, and what doesn’t? Is it time to try something new? Sleep Awareness Week runs 10-16 March and is a time to reemphasise the importance of sleep on your health and wellbeing. Sleep researcher, Alexandra Shriane, a former paramedic and shift worker, […]

Smoking rates fall as vaping triples, new data reveals

While less than 10% of Australians are smoking daily, the use of e-cigarettes tripled between 2019 and 2022–2023, survey results from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have revealed. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2022–2023 examines information on more than 21,000 people in Australia aged 14 and over and their use of, and attitudes toward, […]