Gerontology & Geriatrics

New online tool assesses safety of pets in aged care homes

Australia has launched a new online tool to assess whether individual pets can safely be accommodated in aged care homes, easing the stress for many older people moving into residential care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Social media useful tool in pandemic contact tracing

It will soon be two years since the World Health Organisation declared that COVID-19 had reached pandemic status. In that time, millions have died from the disease and many more than that have been infected, some suffering ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID calculator updated

The University of Queensland has updated a calculator to help people understand their risk factors for COVID-19 infection and vaccination with the Pfizer vaccine.

Medications

Antibiotics for appendicitis: CODA study findings finalized

Antibiotics are now an accepted first-line treatment for most people with appendicitis, according to final results of the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) trial, and an updated treatment guideline ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New online tool developed to help prevent self-harm

A new online tool to help reduce and prevent repeat self-harm has been designed by researchers alongside those with lived experience. The tool was tested by a national sample of 514 people who have self-harmed to find out ...

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