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Review sepsis guidelines, experts say

A global review of guidelines for diagnosing sepsis is necessary, experts have argued. In a recent study, researchers from Monash University and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society found that 1-in-8 patients with infections severe enough to require admission to an intensive ...

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Palliative Care backs medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis, if found to be safe and effective, should be made available to Australians with specific symptoms, the peak palliative care body has argued. Palliative Care Australia said its submission on the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 supports ...

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More nuanced diagnoses of depression

Australian research will look into the different ways mental health professionals can diagnose and treat depression. Professor Christopher Sharpley, from the University of New England’s Brain-Behavior Research Group, said a person can qualify for a diagnosis of major depressive disorder ...

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