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‘Geriatric flying squad’ takes flight

A multidisciplinary mobile team is improving the quality of life for older people living in the community, reports Darragh O Keeffe. It may be just 16 months in operation but a multidisciplinary 'geriatric flying squad' has already made a world ...

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Surviving cancer

For decades medical science has long focused its research efforts on saving lives, now it's turning its attention to an emerging research field - survivorship. Louise Williams reports. Professor Andrew Lloyd had always imagined his career as an infectious diseases ...

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The wider impact of child bed-wetting

Important factors affecting the quality of life of Australian school children with urinary incontinence have been identified, Linda Belardi reports. Children with incontinence from non-Caucasian backgrounds are at higher risk of experiencing severe negative effects on their wellbeing, research has ...

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Too much of a good thing?

Survey finds communication gap on early childhood nutrition, Annie May reports. There needs to be increased communication between healthcare professionals and parents to improve understanding about the right nutrition practices for children, a new survey has found. The international survey ...

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Raising expectations

Catheter-related blood stream infections and life-threatening hospital acquired infections present a challenge for healthcare professionals across the world, but with the right strategies they are also the most preventable. Annie May reports. Nurses and other health professionals need to move ...

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An end free from pain

Urgent action is needed to ensure quality care at the end of life for all Australians, reports Annie May. More than 50 per cent of Australians will die in hospitals, despite the vast majority wanting to die at home. Currently ...

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QUT technology offers healing touch

New treatment offers hope to sufferers of chronic wounds. A wound-healing invention developed at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has produced remarkable results in an international human trial. The multi-centre study of VitroGro found 92 per cent of the ...

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Get moving

Couch potatoes double risk of blood clots. Lying around for long stretches outside of work doubles the risk of dangerous blood clots in the lungs, according to a new study among women. The study looked at the risk of pulmonary ...

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