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Cambodia bans 'virgin surgery' adverts

AAP | Date of Posting: 30-01-2015

The Cambodian government has told Phnom Penh's Victoria International Hospital to stop advertising virginity restoration surgery services. The Cambodian government has ordered a hospital to stop advertising so-called virginity restoration proc Read More...


Cambodia bans 'virgin surgery' adverts
 
 

Anti-vaccine speaker cancels national tour

AAP | Date of Posting: 30-01-2015

Controversial US anti-vaccine campaigner Dr Sherri Tenpenny has cancelled her Australian tour, citing security concerns and "anti-free speech terrorists". A controversial US anti-vaccine campaigner has cancelled her Australian tour, sayi Read More...


Anti-vaccine speaker cancels national tour
 
 

Prison smoking ban enforced in Tas

AAP | Date of Posting: 30-01-2015

Changes to Tasmanian public health laws will force the state's prison inmates to quit smoking. Tasmanian inmates will be forced to quit smoking following a ban in the state's prisons. The change has been phased in during the past 18 mon Read More...


Prison smoking ban enforced in Tas
 
 

London calling for more Aussie paramedics

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 30-01-2015

The London Ambulance Service will again visit Australia in a bid to recruit an extra 280 paramedics. The organisation aims to assess and interview paramedics in Melbourne and Sydney in March as part of a renewed push to sign up more Australians to Read More...


Paramedic Mitchell Hand
 
 

Potential peanut allergy cure: researchers

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-01-2015

Australian researchers say a particular strain of probiotics could provide an effective treatment for peanut allergies. Australian researchers have found a possible cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies. The Melbourne-based st Read More...


Potential peanut allergy cure: researchers
 
 

Donors pledge $US7.5b for child vaccines

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-01-2015

Donors have pledged $US7.5 billion to extend a child vaccination drive in developing countries. Countries and private donors have pledged $US7.5 billion ($A9.45 billion) to help immunise 300 million more children in developing countries over the n Read More...


Donors pledge $US7.5b for child vaccines
 
 

NSW hospital vaccine inquiry under way

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-01-2015

An investigation is under way after a Sydney hospital left mothers and babies at risk due to a fault in a refrigerator containing vaccines. Almost 600 mothers and nine babies could be at risk after a major Sydney hospital found a fault in a refrig Read More...


NSW hospital vaccine inquiry under way
 
 

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Bonnie Fraser | Date of Posting: 28-01-2015

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition arising through progressive occlusion of the arteries of the lower limbs.1 PAD is caused by atheroma or fatty deposits in the walls of the arteries leading to arterial rigidity and progressive narrowin Read More...


Peripheral Arterial Disease
 
 

More nurses deployed to Sierra Leone

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 28-01-2015

Another deployment of Aussie nurses has left to fight Ebola at the Australian Government’s treatment centre in West Africa. The latest team of nurses and doctors departed for the Ebola Treatment Centre, located at Hastings Airfield in Sierra Read More...


Aspen nurse manager Ben Minnis and Aminata
 
 

Pharmacists nation-wide tipped to give flu jab

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 28-01-2015

Pharmacists right across Australia could be administering vaccines in the lead up to this year’s flu season, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). PSA president Grant Kardachi said he expected pharmacists in every state Read More...


PSA president Grant Kardachi
 
 

Medical pot only OK for sick kids: doctors

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-01-2015

A US pediatricians group says medical marijuana should only be used on children who are severely ill and have no other treatment options. Medical marijuana should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the most infl Read More...


Medical pot only OK for sick kids: doctors
 
 

Many find pain relief from cannabis: study

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-01-2015

A large Australian study of people with chronic pain found many find pain relief from cannabis. Cannabis might provide more relief from chronic pain than prescription drugs, new research suggests. The large Australian study found that use of th Read More...


Many find pain relief from cannabis: study
 
 

Young adults with high cholesterol at risk

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-01-2015

A new study shows that every decade lived with too much cholesterol in the blood increases the chances of heart disease by 39 per cent. Raised cholesterol in healthy young adults can herald heart disease in later life, scientists have warned. A Read More...


Young adults with high cholesterol at risk
 
 

Nursing jobs face the axe in sweeping changes at RDNS

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 22-01-2015

Nursing jobs are under threat as the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) moves to cut 84 positions. RDNS, Australia’s oldest and largest home nursing and health care services organisation, announced the redundancies as part of a major rest Read More...


Nursing jobs to go
 
 

Liver Disease Update

Mary Hickson | Last Updated: 21-01-2015

Liver disease is more prevalent in Australia than is generally recognised, and the financial, social and personal costs are dramatic. More than six million Australians, or over a quarter of the population, are now affected by liver disease, accord Read More...


Liver Disease Update
 
 

Pharmacies the right medicine for Medicare

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 21-01-2015

Community pharmacists equipped to provide vaccinations, basic health checks, mental health support, repeat prescriptions and treat minor ailments could be the remedy to Australia’s rising health care costs. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia sa Read More...


Greater role for pharmacists mooted
 
 

Reforms needed to improve end-of-life care

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 20-01-2015

Vital reforms to end-of-life care are essential to assist the majority of Australians who want to die ‘a good death’ at home. A Grattan Institute perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia, based on its earlier Dying Wel Read More...


Dying well under the spotlight
 
 

New bid to develop Alzheimer's drug

AAP | Last Updated: 19-01-2015

Scientists led by a team from the University of Edinburgh are launching a STG50 million research project to develop a drug to fight Alzheimer's. A new approach to developing Alzheimer's drugs is at the heart of a STG50 million ($A91.27 mil Read More...


New bid to develop Alzheimer's drug
 
 

More Australians to get heart illnesses

AAP | Date of Posting: 19-01-2015

A heart-related illness is predicted to reach "epidemic proportions" in Australia by 2034, according to medical experts. Australians need to watch their weight and be aware of their blood pressure if they want to avoid atrial fibrillatio Read More...


More Australians to get heart illnesses
 
 

Free vaccines for Vic babies: govt

AAP | Date of Posting: 19-01-2015

Babies will be protected with free access to the whooping cough vaccine, the Victorian government has announced. Whooping cough vaccines will be made free to all Victorian expectant parents once again, the state government says. Disease rates h Read More...


Free vaccines for Vic babies: govt
 
 

Heart patient given stem cell therapy well

AAP | Date of Posting: 19-01-2015

A revolutionary treatment for severe heart failure using embryonic stem cells seems to have worked, with the female patient resuming normal activity. A woman treated with a revolutionary embryonic stem-cell therapy for severe heart failure is doin Read More...


Heart patient given stem cell therapy well
 
 

Nurses applaud move to abandon Medicare rebate cut

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 15-01-2015

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has applauded the Federal Government’s decision to dump plans to cut the Medicare rebate for short GP visits. New Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced the move to cut $20.10 from the Read More...


Nurses welcome move
 
 

More health risks for nurses working night shifts

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 14-01-2015

A large study in the United States has found nurses working rotating night shifts face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. The study of almost 75,000 registered nurses spanning 22 years shows nurses working rotating night Read More...


Night shifts can be hazardous
 
 

SA pharmacists to administer vaccinations

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 14-01-2015

South Australian pharmacists are the latest to receive the green light to administer flu vaccinations. State Health Minister Jack Snelling has announced pharmacists will be able to administer the flu vaccine when it becomes available in late March Read More...


Pharmacists to provide the jab in SA
 
 

Labor pledges nurse to patient ratios for Queensland

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 12-01-2015

Queensland will legislate nurse to patient ratios under a Labor state government. Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has pledged to legislate safe patient ratios in public hospitals if Labor wins the January 31 election. Under its Nursing Read More...


Labor's nursing guarantee
 
 

Dietitians and nurses oppose fresh food GST

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 12-01-2015

A proposal to expand the GST to fresh foods is a recipe for poor health for Indigenous Australians, low income earners and pensioners, according to the peak bodies for dietitians, nurses and midwives. The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) Read More...


DAA CEO Claire Hewat
 
 

Metabolism is pointer for quitting smoking

AAP | Date of Posting: 12-01-2015

New research shows that how fast a smoker breaks down nicotine could provide a guide in working out how best to quit. How quickly a smoker breaks down nicotine is a guide to which therapy is best for kicking the habit. Authors of new research s Read More...


Metabolism is pointer for quitting smoking
 
 

Pfizer's new cancer drug ready: analysts

AAP | Date of Posting: 12-01-2015

Analysts say Pfizer's new type of cancer drug may get early approval and could become a big seller very quickly. The first in a new class of cancer medicines, Pfizer's Ibrance, appears poised for approval to treat advanced breast cancer. Read More...


Pfizer's new cancer drug ready: analysts
 
 

More venues cancel anti-vax seminars

AAP | Date of Posting: 09-01-2015

At least five venues have cancelled events featuring a controversial US anti-vaccination campaigner, amid a growing internet protest against her visit. At least five venues have bowed to public pressure and cancelled events featuring a controversi Read More...


More venues cancel anti-vax seminars
 
 

Early weight gain 'ups asthma risk'

AAP | Date of Posting: 09-01-2015

UK researchers have found rapid weight gain from birth to age three months is consistently associated with asthma in eight and 17-year-olds. Babies who rapidly gain weight in the first three months of life are more likely to develop asthma, a stud Read More...


Early weight gain 'ups asthma risk'
 
 

Clinical trial for Ebola drug starts

AAP | Date of Posting: 07-01-2015

A clinical drug trial is under way in Liberia to determine if a medication could help those suffering from Ebola. A clinical drug trial is now under way at a major health centre in Liberia's capital to determine if a medication already used to Read More...


Clinical trial for Ebola drug starts
 
 

Whole grains lower heart disease risk

AAP | Date of Posting: 06-01-2015

Whole grains lower the risk of heart disease, but not that of cancer, a US study says. People who eat more whole grains are more likely to live longer and avoid heart disease, but such a diet does not affect the risk of dying from cancer, a US stu Read More...


Whole grains lower heart disease risk
 
 

'Fake meal' pill to fight obesity

AAP | Date of Posting: 06-01-2015

US researchers have come up with a pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a substantial meal, but there are no calories. An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity. The pill Read More...


'Fake meal' pill to fight obesity
 
 

Nurse leader in cancer care

By Karen Keast | Last Updated: 14-08-2014

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
 
 

213 Australian Government funded placements available from 1 October to 31 December 2014

Date of Posting: 13-08-2014

Following the success of the NAHRLS program and the importance of reaching the greatest area of need, we are doing things a little differently this financial year. The NAHRLS Team have reopened our locum requests applications for the second quarte Read More...


213 Australian Government funded placements available
 
 

London paramedic campaign to land Down Under

By Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 30-07-2014

The London Ambulance Service will arrive on Australian shores in September as it ramps up its campaign to recruit Australian paramedics. The ambulance service, one of the world’s busiest which receives around 4000 calls a day, hopes to inter Read More...


Former Adelaide paramedic Verity Reinke
 
 

Nurse endoscopists for Queensland

By Karen Keast | Last Updated: 29-07-2014

A number of Queensland hospitals will soon be home to nurse endoscopists as part of a long-term plan to reduce public waiting lists for endoscopy services. Queensland Health will introduce trained nurse endoscopists to perform procedures such as f Read More...


Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Dr Frances Hughes
 
 

New Zealand introduces nurse endoscopists

By Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 29-07-2014

New Zealand will train its first group of nurse endoscopists early next year in a bid to ease waiting lists for colonoscopies while tackling the nation’s high bowel cancer rates. Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced specialist nurses wil Read More...


New Zealand Health Minister Tony Ryall
 
 

Research shows suicide stigma exists in health sector

By Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 28-07-2014

Well-presenting people who have survived a suicide attempt have encountered dismissive and negative attitudes in the health sector, according to the results of new research. SANE Australia, a national mental health charity, and University of Engla Read More...


SANE Australia's Sarah Coker
 
 

Physiotherapists keeping athletes fit at Games

By Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 24-07-2014

New Zealand physiotherapist Jordan Salesa has been to the last four Olympics and three Commonwealth Games. Now, the Physio Rehab Group co-owner is part of an elite team of 11 New Zealand physiotherapists working to ensure the nation’s top at Read More...


Physiotherapist Jordan Salesa
 

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