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Grant to help decrease caesarean rates

A Sydney-based researcher and lecturer at Notre Dame’s School of Medicine has been awarded a grant to examine the effectiveness of antenatal education in reducing the rate of caesareans. Australia has one of the highest rates of caesareans in the ...

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Dysphagia: little condition leads to big problems

A swallowing impairment known as dysphagia is a little recognised medical problem with a significant cost on our health system. Researchers from Flinders University found that people in hospital who also have dysphagia need to stay there for longer periods. ...

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Better dressings needed to curb PIVC failures

Peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) failure is unacceptably common and change is urgently needed, an academic from the Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research has argued. Professor Claire Rickard, from the Griffith University’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland-based group, said optimal ...

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