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Nurse leader in cancer care

Date of Posting: 29-07-2014

Nurse leader Raymond Chan has always been passionate about cancer care. But it wasn’t until he moved into research and focused on making IV complications a thing of the past, that he found his niche. “Clinical is great and having th Read More...


Adj Assoc. Professor Raymond Chan
 

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Diabetes: Do you know the facts?

Date of Posting: 02-09-2014

Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease and the sixth leading cause of death, yet over 60% of cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable. By 2031 it is estimated that 3.3 million Australians will have type 2 diabetes. In the face Read More...


Diabetes: Do you know the facts?
 
 

Eating Fruit Boosts Heart Health

Date of Posting: 02-09-2014

The risk of heart and artery disease can be reduced by up to 40 per cent by eating fruit every day, a study has found. LONDON, PAA - Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40 per cent, a study has found. Read More...


Eating Fruit Boosts Heart Health
 
 

ANMF Online CPD for Nurses and Midwives

Date of Posting: 01-09-2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Office offers nurses and midwives four separate professional development training rooms to assist them to meet their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for continued r Read More...


ANMF Online CPD for Nurses and Midwives
 
 

Women who get HPV vaccine still need tests

Date of Posting: 01-09-2014

Research shows women who have received the HPV vaccine are less likely to get tested for cervical cancer. MELBOURNE, AAP - Women who have had the human papillomavirus vaccine are being reminded they still need to undergo regular screening to preve Read More...


Women who get HPV vaccine still need tests
 
 

New program to aid knee assessments

Date of Posting: 01-09-2014

The number of knee replacement surgeries being performed has skyrocketed due to an ageing population, obesity and younger people having the surgery. Scientists have developed a new technique to counter the "rapid rise" in knee replacemen Read More...


New program to aid knee assessments
 
 

Plain packaging claims up in smoke: study

Date of Posting: 29-08-2014

The Cancer Council says new research shows the tobacco industry's major arguments against Australia's plain packaging reforms have gone up in smoke. New research shows the switch to plain packaging for tobacco products has not triggered a Read More...


Cancer Council
 
 

Swine flu detected at Vic prison

Date of Posting: 29-08-2014

Prisoners at a medium security facility in Victoria are in lock down after swine flu was detected there. Swine flu has been detected in a Victorian prison, sending five prisoners into lockdown. The inmates have been isolated in their cells at Read More...


Marngoneet Correctional Centre
 
 

NSW researchers develop bionic pancreas

Date of Posting: 29-08-2014

Australian researchers believe they have built a smartphone-linked "bionic pancreas" for diabetics that is more accurate than other artificial pancreases in development. For more than a decade scientists in Australia and around the world Read More...


Diabetes Prick Test
 
 

Women, Children and Cardiovascular Disease

Date of Posting: 28-08-2014

Cardiovascular disease kills an estimated 17.3 million people worldwide each year including over 45,000 Australians. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include smoking, lack of exercise and poor diet. People may also be predisposed to heart dise Read More...


Women, Children and Cardiovascular Disease
 
 

Depression in cancer patients 'ignored'

Date of Posting: 28-08-2014

A British study says large numbers of cancer patients who suffer from depression never receive any kind of effective treatment. Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is Read More...


Depression in cancer patients 'ignored'
 
 

New treatment tackle skin sores

Date of Posting: 27-08-2014

Treating children for skin sores used to be very painful, but NT researchers have found a way to do it without the tears. Researchers have found a painless way to treat up to 95 per cent of children in indigenous communities for skin sores. &raq Read More...


 
 

OUM Unveils MD Program for Australia and New Zealand

Date of Posting: 27-08-2014

Students from Australia, New Zealand, and other countries can join their American colleagues to enrol in the MD program, beginning in July 2014. “Following the lead of medical schools in Australia and other countries, OUM will be offering on Read More...


OUM Unveils MD Program for Australia and NZ
 
 

Ambulance tracking service launched

Date of Posting: 27-08-2014

Queenslanders can now pinpoint almost exactly where their paramedics and ambulances are, all at the click of a button. In an Australian first, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has launched an online availability map in a bid to show the publ Read More...


QAS' online ambulance availability map
 
 

Research shows emergency nurses are a special breed

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

New research shows emergency department nurses are far more extroverted, agreeable and open than the general population. And researchers believe it’s those specific personality traits that enable nurses to thrive in the demanding, fast-paced Read More...


The personality traits of emergency nurses
 
 

Auckland nurses release time to care

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

Bedside handovers, patient status bed boards and ensuring that nurses’ 10 most used items are located in patient rooms. These are some of the simple measures that have resulted in respiratory ward nurses at New Zealand’s largest hospit Read More...


Auckland City Hospital's respiratory team
 
 

Take your nursing career skyward with Air Ambulance

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge where you can combine your care for others with flying the skies of NSW? A job where you can be in Lightening Ridge one day and Lord Howe Island the next? NSW Air Ambulance provides hospital-to-hospita Read More...


Take your nursing career skyward
 
 

New nursing and allied health training centre

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

A new Victorian education centre will provide training to 160 students spanning nursing, physiotherapy, psychology, occupational therapy, dietetics, speech pathology, social work and medicine each year. The multidisciplinary training centre at Mel Read More...


Rehabilitation at Epworth Camberwell
 
 

Rarer forms of flu could help with vaccine

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

Research suggests immunisation against bird flu strains that don't usually threaten humans may provide the nearest thing yet to a "universal" flu vaccine. Rarer forms of flu may be the key to producing a vaccine that protects against Read More...


Rarer forms of flu could help with vaccine
 
 

Bacteria may help food allergies

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

A bacterium, called Clostridia, appears to minimise the likelihood that rodents will become allergic to peanuts, and researchers want to test it on people. Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a Read More...


Bacteria may help food allergies
 
 

Diabetes research breakthrough in NZ

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

An Auckland University discovery that a single mechanism causes both types of diabetes may lead to new treatments. A breakthrough in diabetes research by Auckland University scientists may lead to new treatments. Scientists found a single molec Read More...


Diabetes research breakthrough in NZ
 
 

Number of youths trying e cigarettes soars

Date of Posting: 26-08-2014

More than a quarter of a million young people in the US who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013, a study has found. The number of US youths who have tried e-cigarettes tripled from 2011 to 2013, raising concerns about the potent Read More...


Number of youths trying e-cigarettes soars
 
 

NZ doctor 'forgot' to diagnose cancer

Date of Posting: 25-08-2014

A doctor in New Zealand has been criticised for forgetting to tell a patient that she probably had metastatic breast cancer. A doctor has been ordered to apologise to the family of a New Zealand woman who died after he "completely forgot" Read More...


NZ doctor 'forgot' to diagnose cancer
 
 

First intact organ built from cells

Date of Posting: 25-08-2014

British scientists using reprogrammed cells have produced a working thymus, a vital immune system "nerve centre" located near the heart. Reprogrammed cells created in a laboratory have been used to build a complete and functional organ i Read More...


First intact organ built from cells
 
 

Medication pilot for pharmacists, RDNS nurses and GPs

Date of Posting: 22-08-2014

Community pharmacists and GPs will work with Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) nurses in a Victorian pilot project that aims to improve medication self-management among older patients. The Quality Use of Medicines project will target older peo Read More...


Pharmacy Guild Victoria president Anthony Tassone
 
 

Nurses and midwives oppose AMA copayment push

Date of Posting: 21-08-2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has rejected the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) push for a $6.15 GP co-payment. The peak body for nurses and midwives is standing firm against the introduction of all co-payments Read More...


ANMF rejects AMA plan
 
 

Parkinson's nurse covers medication management

Date of Posting: 21-08-2014

Proper medication management can make a world of difference to someone with Parkinson’s disease, just ask Mary Jones. The registered nurse of 53 years, who has spent 16 years specialising in Parkinson’s and movement disorders, knows ho Read More...


Parkinson's nurse Mary Jones
 
 

Obesity may affect breast cancer treatment

Date of Posting: 21-08-2014

Obesity may reduce the effectiveness of a common breast cancer treatment used on post-menopausal woman, a study has found. A common breast cancer treatment for post-menopausal women may be less effective if the patient is obese, a new study has fo Read More...


Obesity may affect breast cancer treatment
 
 

ICU after hours discharge rate unchanged

Date of Posting: 20-08-2014

Out-of-hours discharge numbers have remained the same for the past eight years, putting patients at risk of death: study There has been no improvement in the number of patients being discharged from intensive care units (ICUs) after hours, despite Read More...


ICU after hours discharge rate unchanged
 
 

Three measles cases at Melbourne school

Date of Posting: 20-08-2014

Three Melbourne students have been confirmed to have measles and two other cases are suspected. Three students at a Melbourne primary school have measles. Another two pupils at Essendon North Primary School may also have the infectious disease. Read More...


Three measles cases at Melbourne school
 
 

The 40th International Mental Health Nursing Conference

Date of Posting: 20-08-2014

Ruby looks good on everyone! Honouring the past, shaping the future. Here at the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (the College), we think that ruby looks good on everyone. It’s a bold statement, we know, but we’re yet to find Read More...


The 40th International MH Nursing Conference
 
 

Why exempt pensioners from copayment asks PM

Date of Posting: 20-08-2014

Tony Abbott has questioned why pensioners would be exempt from the $7 GP co-payment when they already pay a charge for subsidised medicines. Tony Abbott has given a strong signal his government won't exempt pensioners from its planned $7 GP co Read More...


Why exempt pensioners from co-payment? PM
 
 

New online CPD for nurses and midwives

Date of Posting: 20-08-2014

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has launched a new range of online CPD courses covering cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, immunology and neurology. The Body Systems Training Room (BSTR) features more than 30 cours Read More...


ANMF federal education officer Jodie Davis
 
 

Call to get asthma under control

Date of Posting: 19-08-2014

Many asthmatics who believe their asthma is mild or moderate are not taking necessary precautions to keep their condition in check. Many asthma sufferers are putting themselves at risk by relieving their symptoms instead of really taking control o Read More...


Call to get asthma under control
 
 

Liberia desperately searches for patients

Date of Posting: 19-08-2014

Liberian officials are continuing to search for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia. Liberian officials are continuing to search for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the Read More...


Liberia desperately searches for patients
 
 

Cholesterol drug curbs heart disease

Date of Posting: 19-08-2014

A cholesterol-lowering drug cuts heart and stroke risks by 30 per cent in diabetic women, according to a new study. A cholesterol-lowering drug significantly reduces the risk of heart disease in women with type-2 diabetes, a new study shows. Tr Read More...


Cholesterol drug curbs heart disease
 
 

Vic elective surgery list slashed

Date of Posting: 18-08-2014

Victoria's elective surgery waiting list has been cut to a four-year low. The Victorian government says the Department of Health's preliminary figures show the number of people waiting for elective surgery has dropped by 11,000 despite a r Read More...


 
 

Diet pill effective, but hard to tolerate

Date of Posting: 18-08-2014

A combination diet pill to help obese people lose weight has been found to be effective but hard to tolerate, researchers say. A combination diet pill, which may soon become available in Australia, helps obese people shed the kilos and maintain th Read More...


Diet pill effective, but hard to tolerate
 
 

Chikungunya test vaccine shows promise

Date of Posting: 15-08-2014

A test vaccine for the joint disease chikungunya shows promise, its makers say, after its first human trials yielded positive results. A candidate vaccine against the joint disease chikungunya, endemic to Africa and South Asia but moving north and Read More...


Stop Chikungunya
 
 

Overhaul blood pressure treatment: experts

Date of Posting: 15-08-2014

Overhauling blood pressure treatment could potentially save many lives and reduce the burden of chronic disease on the health system, experts say. A group of international researchers - including those from the George Institute in Sydney - analyse Read More...


Blood Pressure testing
 
 

Immune cell find brings cancer cure closer

Date of Posting: 14-08-2014

Researchers have identified a protein that is vital for boosting the body's natural killers cells, which are the first line of defense against cancer. An immune cell discovery by Melbourne researchers has brought scientists one step closer i Read More...


Cancer Cell Illustration
 

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