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Cleaning chemical used to fight cancer

AAP | Date of Posting: 07-11-2014

A chemical similar to those used in soap powder and detergent is offering hope in the battle against cancer. Australian researchers have shown how a chemical similar to those used in cleaning products may benefit breast cancer patients. Bisphos Read More...


Cleaning chemical used to fight cancer
 
 

Aust men cross 80-year mark for first time

AAP | Date of Posting: 07-11-2014

The life expectancy of Australian men is longer than ever before, but they still lag behind women, statistics show. Australian men are living longer, with life expectancy for males crossing the 80-year mark for the first time. But they still ha Read More...


Aust men cross 80-year mark for first time
 
 

Soaring pollen levels to boost hay fever

AAP | Date of Posting: 06-11-2014

Researchers are predicting higher levels of carbon dioxide will boost pollen production to the detriment of hay fever sufferers in coming decades. Hay fever sufferers could reach new heights of misery over the next century as pollen levels soar, t Read More...


Soaring pollen levels to boost hay fever
 
 

Colon cancer 'could surge among young'

AAP | Date of Posting: 06-11-2014

A projected rise in young colon cancer sufferers is based on unhealthy eating and other lifestyle factors. Colon cancer among people under 34 may nearly double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common Read More...


Colon cancer 'could surge among young'
 
 

Survey reveals missed patient care concerns nurses

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 05-11-2014

A new study shows New Zealand nurses are concerned about missed patient care. The Eastern Institute of Technology survey of nurses working in hospitals, aged care and the nation’s primary health care sector found nurses hold concerns about m Read More...


Dr Clare Harvey
 
 

Paramedics push for national registration

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 05-11-2014

Paramedics Australasia is continuing to lobby for the paramedic profession to included in the national registration and accreditation scheme. Fourteen health professions, including nurses and midwives, occupational therapists, Chinese medicine pra Read More...


National registration for paramedics
 
 

Red meat heart harm path revealed

AAP | Date of Posting: 05-11-2014

A new study has illustrated drawbacks to eating red meat, with new research pointing to the build up of hard fat on the walls of arteries. Red meat can harm the heart because of the way one of its nutrients is broken down by gut bacteria, research Read More...


Red meat heart harm path revealed
 
 

Height linked to dementia death risk

AAP | Date of Posting: 05-11-2014

Men under 1.68m in height are 50 per cent more likely to suffer death from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia than those taller than 1.78m. Being short increases a person's chances of dying from dementia, new research has shown. Men Read More...


Height linked to dementia death risk
 
 

Mechanism for spontaneous HIV cure found

AAP | Date of Posting: 05-11-2014

Scientists say they have found the genetic mechanism for spontaneous curing infected patients of HIV, holding out new hope for AIDS sufferers. French scientists have unveiled the genetic mechanism by which they believe two men were spontaneously c Read More...


Mechanism for spontaneous HIV cure found
 
 

Paramedics pledge to campaign against government

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 04-11-2014

Victorian paramedics have vowed to actively campaign against the state government in the lead up to this month’s election. Ambulance Employees Association Victoria (AEAV) and the Coalition have failed to come to an agreement over wages and c Read More...


Paramedics' dispute continues
 
 

How to make the most out of your income

NCAH | Last Updated: 03-11-2014

In this three-part series, we explore how 50-year-old pathologist assistant Georgie and her husband Nate can make the most of their income and how financial advice might be able to improve their circumst­ances as they approach retirement. Toda Read More...


How to make the most out of your income
 
 

Rural health programme reaches significant milestone

NCAH | Date of Posting: 03-11-2014

The Government funded Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS) celebrated its 3000th placement at an event in Parliament House last night. Since 2011, NAHRLS has been placing nurses, midwives and allied health professio Read More...


Rural health programme reaches significant milesto
 
 

Wound infection: whats all the fuss about?

Bonnie Fraser | Last Updated: 31-10-2014

Wound infection is a serious complication of wound healing. Infection may be localised, spread into surrounding tissues and bone, or manifest systemically as sepsis, a life-threatening condition. Infection not only delays healing but patient recovery Read More...


Wound infection - what’s all the fuss about?
 
 

Liver Disease Update

Mary Kershaw | Last Updated: 31-10-2014

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
 
 

Taking leisure more seriously

Clare Wilding | Last Updated: 31-10-2014

Leisure, also known as recreation or play, is an important category of doing that can significantly and positively affect people’s health and wellbeing. There is a growing body of research that illustrates the benefits of engaging in leisure. F Read More...


Taking leisure more seriously
 
 

Hundreds of nurses and midwives keen to combat Ebola

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 30-10-2014

Hundreds of Australian nurses and midwives want to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus sweeping West Africa. An Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) survey has revealed more than 350 nurses and midwives, out of 1375 respond Read More...


Ebola in West Africa. Pic: Australian Red Cross
 
 

Labor pledges to legislate nurse to patient ratios

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 30-10-2014

Victoria could become the first state in Australia to enshrine nurse to patient ratios in legislation. Opposition leader Daniel Andrews has pledged to legislate safe patient ratios if Labor wins the November 29 state election. Nurse to patient Read More...


ANMF Victorian branch secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick
 
 

Vic Labor to secure nurse-patient ratios

AAP | Date of Posting: 30-10-2014

Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says Labor will make Victoria the first state to have legislated nurse- and midwife-to-patient ratios in hospitals. Nurse-to-patient ratios will be legislated in an Australian first if Labor wins the Victorian elec Read More...


Vic Labor to secure nurse-patient ratios
 
 

QLD hospital staff fear low morale

AAP | Date of Posting: 30-10-2014

Staff at a major Queensland hospital are so concerned about constant management changes they've voted to bring their concerns up with the health minister. Patient care at a major Queensland hospital could be affected by low morale over lay-off Read More...


QLD hospital staff fear low morale
 
 

NZ patient had chemo after wrong diagnosis

AAP | Date of Posting: 30-10-2014

A patient in New Zealand was given several unnecessary doses of chemotherapy after doctors misdiagnosed her with breast cancer. A doctor's incorrect diagnosis of a biopsy meant a New Zealand patient had to go through several doses of chemother Read More...


NZ patient had chemo after wrong diagnosis
 
 

Nurses say tougher penalties are not the answer

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 29-10-2014

The Queensland Nurses’ Union says the state government’s new double penalty laws will do little to deter violent offenders who are often not competent to stand trial. The government has doubled the maximum sentence to 14 years in priso Read More...


New ad campaign against violence
 
 

Prostate cancer risk less for Lotharios

AAP | Last Updated: 29-10-2014

A new study has found that men who sleep with multiple women are 28 per cent less likely to develop prostate cancer than their one-partner counterparts. Sleeping with numerous women protects a man from prostate cancer, a study has found. Rese Read More...


 
 

Blood test hope to predict Alzheimer's

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-10-2014

Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose early onset Alzheimer's disease. A blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms appear has been developed by Victorian researchers. This blood test co Read More...


Blood test hope to predict Alzheimer's
 
 

Genes that cause violent crimes identified

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-10-2014

Researchers have linked violent crimes to two genes, one which affects feelings, mood and behaviour, and the other, impulsivity. Two genes have been identified that may be partly responsible for extremely violent crimes. Scientists who studied Read More...


Genes that cause violent crimes identified
 
 

'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-10-2014

An 'ambulance drone' prototype, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims in precious life-saving minutes, has been unveiled in Holland. A Dutch-based student has unveiled a prototype of an "ambulance drone", a fl Read More...


'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled
 
 

NZ flight grounded over norovirus fears

AAP | Date of Posting: 29-10-2014

A plane was forced to delay disembarking after fears that unwell passengers on an Air New Zealand flight could be infected with norovirus. An Air New Zealand flight was forced to stay on the tarmac at Christchurch Airport amid fears some passenger Read More...


NZ flight grounded over norovirus fears
 
 

Pharmacists launch advertising campaign

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 28-10-2014

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia has launched an advertising campaign to showcase the role of pharmacists as primary health care providers in the community. The consumer campaign features television commercials, in-store materials and an Ask Y Read More...


Pharmacy Guild campaign
 
 

Nurses let books do the talking

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 28-10-2014

Nurses at the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) will soon be using two new talking books to overcome language barriers with another culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community. The RDNS, which provides health care to people from mor Read More...


RDNS' Rosemarie Draper works on a talking book
 
 

C-sections raise autism risk

AAP | Date of Posting: 28-10-2014

Academics warn the increasingly popular Caesarean section deliveries heighten the risk of developing autism by 23 per cent. Babies born through Caesarean section are more likely to develop autism, a new study says. Academics warn the increasing Read More...


C-sections raise autism risk
 
 

QLD Health detects deadly software fault

AAP | Date of Posting: 28-10-2014

The Queensland Premier says he's "comforted" by the early detection of a glitch in a medication software that had the potential to kill patients. A medication software problem in Queensland's public hospitals had the potential to Read More...


QLD Health detects deadly software fault
 
 

Timing affects medication

AAP | Date of Posting: 28-10-2014

Timing is an important but often ignored factor in drug effectiveness, scientists say. A body-clock "atlas" mapping the 24-hour activity patterns of thousands of genes has been created by scientists. The five-year-project is expected Read More...


Timing affects medication
 
 

Eye test could identify Alzheimer's

AAP | Date of Posting: 27-10-2014

High-definition images of the eye could be the key to the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are investigating whether a simple eye test could be used to identify the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. A three-year Read More...


Eye test for Dementia
 
 

Dead heart transplant 'huge breakthrough'

AAP | Last Updated: 27-10-2014

Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted hearts that had stopped beating for 20 minutes into heart failure patients. In a world first, Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted "dead" hearts into patients at Sydney' Read More...


Dead heart transplant 'huge breakthrough'
 
 

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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