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Improving gastro treatment in aged care

Scientists at UNSW Sydney have made a breakthrough discovery that could better protect older people from gastroenteritis, an illness causing vomiting and diarrhoea. The study examined over 300,000 patient samples, identifying the bacterium Aeromonas as the second most prevalent pathogen associated with bacterial gastroenteritis. ...

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Vicarious trauma for healthcare professionals: a health hazard?

According to Monash University 2021, ‘Vicarious trauma’ (VT) describes the cumulative effects of exposure to information about traumatic events and experiences, potentially leading to distress, dissatisfaction, hopelessness and serious mental and physical health problems.  VT can directly impact a person’s ...

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SA uni rolls out new medical record system

The University of Adelaide has incorporated a new medical record system into practical exams for fifth-year students.  The move aims to provide a more authentic learning experience and better prepare students for real-world clinical practice.  Professor Adam Montagu, Director of ...

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‘New era’ for LGBTIQA+ healthcare access in Australia

Australia will hold a first-ever public consultation exclusively for the LGBTIQA+ community to identify the greatest disparities affecting access to healthcare. Last Friday, a newly established expert advisory group for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, ...

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Covid-19 linked to long-term neuron damage: study

A recent study has revealed a potential link between Covid-19 and neurological symptoms, such as brain fog, raising concerns about the long-term health implications. Research conducted by scientists at Macquarie University uncovered that the SARS-CoV-2 virus could fuse brain cells ...

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