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Hope for babies born with a cataract

A team of Australian researchers is using human stem cells to develop light-focusing eye lenses that could significantly improve the lives of children born with cataracts. Dr Michael O'Connor from the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University said the researchers ...

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Pressure injury prevention sore spot for students

Nursing students aren’t aware of some strategies to prevent pressure injuries but feel it falls on them to help out, a survey has found. Researchers from the University of New England (UNE) quizzed undergraduate nursing students across seven Australian universities ...

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Blood test could detect cancer early

Australian scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hill Institute are among a team of researchers who have developed a blood test that detects cancers before symptoms appear. The test is yet to hit the market, but AMA president Dr Michael ...

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Do you know one of Australia’s best nurses?

Staff in the healthcare industry are being asked to nominate the nation’s most outstanding nurses and midwives for the 2018 HESTA Australian Nursing and Midwifery Awards. The annual awards recognise nurses, midwives, nurse educators, researchers and personal care workers for ...

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Whistleblowing: what leads a nurse to make the call?

A number of human factors influence the way managers within organisations address patient safety concerns. One is wilful blindness. The phenomenon of wilful blindness has been described by Heffernan (2011, p. 3) as “shirking” the “opportunity for knowledge, and a ...

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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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