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Cancer rates up, deaths down

An ageing population and improved screening sees rise in new cases of cancer detected. The rate of new cancers diagnosed in Australia has surged over the past quarter-century, just as advances in detection and treatment have put cancer deaths into ...

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Below the belt

Too often men’s health issues are ignored. For some it is a case of not seeing that there is a problem. Others are told it might be a problem but don’t listen. And then there are some who while knowing ...

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Highlighting the problem

A new material will make it possible to check wounds without changing the dressing: if an infection arises, the material changes its colour. Whether a small cut with a knife, a surgical wound or a major injury caused by a ...

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Identifying those at risk

Malnutrition is a growing issue in the rehabilitation setting, writes Michelle Miller, Elisabeth Isenring and Angela Vivanti. High rates of nutritional risk have long been documented in acute care settings and, more recently, across rehabilitation settings. People are commonly admitted ...

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Call for bowel cancer screening funding

End of program would result in unnecessary deaths, experts say. A screening program which has prompted thousands of Australians to get early treatment for their bowel cancer is facing an uncertain future, with its funding due to run out. The ...

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Gap in care jeopardising recovery

Urgent action is needed to treat depression in cancer patients. The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the Australian Nursing Federation are concerned that systematic failures are leading to a lack of depression diagnosis for women with breast cancer. ...

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Education the silver bullet

Study shows information is a powerful weapon in combating depression among the elderly. Education is the key to reducing depression in older Australians, according to a new study from The Australian National University. Professor Helen Christensen and Dr Janine Walker ...

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Need for better evidence

A new evaluation warns to think twice before using silver dressing. Megan Stoyles reports. Despite the commercial hype, costly silver dressings should not be routinely used on wounds until there is better evidence to support their use, say UK researchers ...

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Leg ulcer prevention program that works in the home

Involving patients in their own care has been shown to improve wound management, writes Megan Stoyles. Victoria’s Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) has successfully trialled and implemented a leg ulcer prevention program for home-based clients, which is centred on client ...

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Most ovarian cancer diagnosed ‘promptly’

Study challenges anecdotal evidence of diagnostic delay in ovarian cancer. Concerns Australian women with ovarian cancer endure a "long and circuitous" path from their first GP visit to eventual diagnosis have been declared unfounded. A study taking in more than ...

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