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Sibling bullying linked to self-harm

AAP | Date of Posting: 08-09-2014

Children frequently bullied by their siblings are twice as likely to have depression as young adults, a British study says. LONDON, PAA - Children who are frequently bullied by their brothers or sisters are more likely to be depressed and even har Read More...


Sibling bullying linked to self-harm
 
 

Animal skin bed good for babies

AAP | Date of Posting: 08-09-2014

Putting your baby to sleep on a sheepskin rug could help it avoid developing asthma, a German study has found. Sleeping on animal skin may reduce a baby's risk of developing asthma. Germs in the hide and fur prime the immune system not to t Read More...


Animal skin bed good for babies
 
 

Parents supplying teen booze raise risks

AAP | Date of Posting: 08-09-2014

Young teenagers whose families allow them to drink alcohol may consume more down the track despite parent hopes to the contrary, a study has found. Parents who allow their young teenagers alcohol in the hope it will help them to drink responsibly Read More...


Parents supplying teen booze raise risks
 
 

Physiotherapist debunks concussion myths

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 06-09-2014

Players and professional athletes should be removed from play after receiving a head-injury on the sporting field amid estimates only 10 per cent of concussions result in unconsciousness, according to an Australian physiotherapy researcher. Profes Read More...


Physiotherapy researcher Professor Tony Schneiders
 
 

Superannuation delay short-changes nurses and midwives

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 06-09-2014

Australia’s ageing nursing and midwifery workforce will retire much poorer as a result of the Federal Government’s decision to postpone compulsory superannuation increases, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANM Read More...


Superannuation impact for nurses and midwives
 
 

What is Bipolar Disorder

NCAH | Last Updated: 05-09-2014

Bipolar disorder is a common and potentially debilitating psychiatric illness characterized by periods of mania and depression. Bipolar disorder typically manifests in the teens and early 20's and is often misdiagnosed as depression, in fact i Read More...


What is Bipolar Disorder
 
 

What health inheritance are you passing on?

NCAH | Last Updated: 05-09-2014

Who do you think is responsible for teaching your kids about health and healthy living? Is that a responsibility you place on yourself or do you believe it should be taught in school or by the media? How healthy do you think you are? The follo Read More...


What health inheritance are you passing on?
 
 

Call for more skin cancer checks

AAP | Last Updated: 05-09-2014

World-leading dermatologists say there needs to be even greater awareness of skin checks for changes that could be cancerous. More must be done to encourage people to check their skin for changes which could be cancerous, leading doctors say. M Read More...


Call for more skin cancer checks
 
 

One suicide every 40 seconds: UN

AAP | Date of Posting: 05-09-2014

The UN health agency says one person commits suicide every 40 seconds and that it is a major public health problem that must be dealt with. One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, an avoidable tragedy that fails to grab attention because of Read More...


 
 

Moles increase melanoma risk fourfold

AAP | Date of Posting: 04-09-2014

People with moles are 4.6 times more likely to develop melanomas than those without, researchers say. Having moles on your skin can quadruple your risk of developing melanomas, Australian and British experts say. A team of researchers compare Read More...


Mole Inspection
 
 

NSW dementia sufferers set to double

AAP | Date of Posting: 04-09-2014

Western Sydney and coastal regions will be the areas in NSW most heavily impacted by dementia: study growth rates, new dementia prevalence rates show. The number of elderly people in NSW with dementia will more than double over the next 40 years Read More...


Dementia Sufferer
 
 

Improving communication in the operating room

Karen Keast | Date of Posting: 04-09-2014

An Australian researcher aims to improve team-work and communication between nurses, anaesthetists and surgeons in the operating room. Associate Professor Brigid Gillespie, a Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University’s NHMRC Centre for E Read More...


Associate Professor Brigid Gillespie
 
 

NSW emergency wait times improving

AAP | Date of Posting: 04-09-2014

A quarterly snapshot of the state's public hospitals shows an improvement in emergency waiting times, but the results still fall short of national targets. Five of the state's big public hospitals have recorded a significant improvement in Read More...


NSW emergency wait times improving
 
 

Breakthrough hope for MS treatment

AAP | Date of Posting: 04-09-2014

Researchers say they have found how to stop cells from attacking healthy body tissue, a breakthrough that holds hope for MS, diabetes and lupus sufferers. Scientists say they have discovered how to "switch off" autoimmune diseases such a Read More...


MS Sufferer
 
 

Discrimination fears over genetic mapping

AAP | Date of Posting: 03-09-2014

Qld's health minister says legislation should be updated in light of advances in genetic mapping technology to protect against potential discrimination. BRISBANE, AAP - New laws should be drafted to protect Queenslanders from discrimination if Read More...


Discrimination fears over genetic mapping
 
 

ADHD linked to youth crime: study

AAP | Date of Posting: 03-09-2014

Researchers have found children with ADHD are more likely to commit crimes during their youth than those without the condition. PERTH, AAP - Children with ADHD are more likely to commit crimes in their youth than those without the condition, resea Read More...


ADHD linked to youth crime: study
 
 

Double mastectomy won't lift survival rate

AAP | Last Updated: 03-09-2014

Researchers have tried to determine whether evidence shows double mastectomies lead to longer lives for breast cancer patients. Women fighting cancer in one breast don't benefit from having both breasts removed, according to new research tha Read More...


 
 

New pill could offer hepatitis C cure

AAP | Date of Posting: 03-09-2014

New drug daclatasvir can rid 90 per cent of hepatitis C patients of the infection in 12 weeks when combined with other agents. A new pill treatment that is said to offer a "cure" for the chronic liver disease hepatitis C has been launc Read More...


 
 

Timely Access to Emergency Departments: Conference

NCAH | Last Updated: 03-09-2014

A whole of hospital approach to improving the patient journey. 26th & 27th November 2014, L’Aqua, Cockle Bay, Sydney. Don’t miss your chance to hear from Australia’s top clinical, health & ED representatives! Time Read More...


Timely Access to Emergency Department
 
 

Diabetes: Do you know the facts?

NCAH | Last Updated: 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

NCAH | Last Updated: 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

NCAH | 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

AAP | 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

AAP | 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

AAP | Last Updated: 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

AAP | 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

AAP | 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

NCAH | Last Updated: 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
 
 

New treatment tackle skin sores

AAP | Last Updated: 28-08-2014

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...


 
 

Depression in cancer patients 'ignored'

AAP | 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'
 
 

OUM Unveils MD Program for Australia and New Zealand

NCAH | Last Updated: 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

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 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

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 27-08-2014

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
 
 

New nursing and allied health training centre

Karen Keast | Last Updated: 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
 
 

Auckland nurses release time to care

Karen Keast | 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

NCAH | Last Updated: 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
 
 

First intact organ built from cells

AAP | Last Updated: 26-08-2014

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
 
 

NZ doctor 'forgot' to diagnose cancer

AAP | Last Updated: 26-08-2014

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
 
 

Rarer forms of flu could help with vaccine

AAP | 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

AAP | 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
 

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