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Chemo under-dosing inquest resumes

The underdosing of a leukaemia patient in Adelaide could have led to her death but is not absolutely proveable, an inquest has heard. A South Australian coroner has resumed an inquiry into the deaths of four people who were among ...

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Humans better than robots at surgery

Robots don't always have the upper hand - new studies suggest that humans make better surgeons. As hospitals spend millions on robotics and new technology, studies by Leeds University and Stanford University have revealed that robots used in medical settings ...

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New clues on breast cancer risk found

A team of international researchers have discovered an additional 72 common genetic variants that put women at higher risk of breast cancer. The findings from the world's biggest genetic study of breast cancer, published in journals Nature and Nature Genetics, ...

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Brushing up on aseptic technique in wound care

Health professionals hoping to learn more about aseptic technique in wound care now have access to a new consensus document by Wounds Australia. Chief executive Anne Buck said the publication will help clinicians provide evidence-based wound care and meet infection ...

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