Joints

Development of antibacterial surfaces for bone implants
Infections 14 Nov 2018

Development of antibacterial surfaces for bone implants

A University of Sydney team in collaboration with the University Medical Centre Utrecht has found a solution to the infection-related rejection of implants, including knees…
Hip fracture patients leaving hospital need osteoporosis plan
Bone 06 Oct 2018

Hip fracture patients leaving hospital need osteoporosis plan

Patients leaving hospital after a hip fracture should be given an osteoporosis plan as a priority, says the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.
Newly identified drug target in rheumatoid arthritis
Joints 04 Oct 2018

Newly identified drug target in rheumatoid arthritis

University of Melbourne researchers have identified a protein involved in rheumatoid arthritis-induced inflammation that could lead to new drug treatments.
Exercise is best for managing osteoarthritis
Fitness 01 Oct 2018

Exercise is best for managing osteoarthritis

Exercise is the new front runner for treating osteoarthritis ahead of surgery and medications state new Australian guidelines.
Immunity protein at birth reduces likelihood of childhood malaria
Infections 23 Aug 2018

Immunity protein at birth reduces likelihood of childhood malaria

Babies who were born with high levels of an immune-related protein in their blood cells were less likely to develop malaria in their early childhood.
Conditions like back pain and arthritis must have global health response
Joints 30 Jun 2018

Conditions like back pain and arthritis must have global health response

International experts, led by Curtin University, are calling for global action from health authorities to address the huge burden of musculoskeletal conditions, which affect about…
Dance aids healthier ageing
Bone 01 Jun 2018

Dance aids healthier ageing

Queensland Ballet and QUT released the results of a joint project examining the health and wellbeing benefits of ballet for older Australians.
Research examines complaints into chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths
Bone 22 May 2018

Research examines complaints into chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths

University of Melbourne research into health industry data has found chiropractors attracted more complaints than physiotherapists and osteopaths but it was a small percentage of…
Community care clients enjoy preventative exercises
Bone 13 May 2018

Community care clients enjoy preventative exercises

Trained community care workers are able to safely incorporate a falls prevention exercise program into their existing services for older clients, new research by Curtin…