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Taking control

Most people do beat breast cancer, says author of new book. Australia and the UK lead the world in improving the survivability of breast cancer, a leading expert and new author on the subject says. Professor John Boyages, a specialist ...

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No smoking zone

No smoking in rules in hospitals need to apply to the operating room as well, writes Annie May. Operating rooms throughout NSW could soon become a safer and healthier environment, with moves being made to reduce the exposure to surgical ...

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First line management of acute coronary syndromes

By Matt Luther FRCNA, Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, Calvary Health Care ACT and Shane Lenson FRCNA, Senior Nurse Advisor, Royal College of Nursing, Australia. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a broad term used to cover any group of clinical symptoms ...

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Expanding waistlines, hospitals pinched

Rising levels of obesity in Australia is putting extra pressure on emergency doctors and other hospital staff. A review of patients arriving at a Melbourne hospital's emergency ward has found almost 60 per cent were overweight or obese, posing an ...

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Moving towards better health

Yoga may assist women with breast cancer lymphoedema, say researchers. South Australian researchers will investigate whether yoga can assist women living with lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment. They hope that yoga practice incorporating movement, breathing and meditation will reduce the ...

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Fracture patients unaware of other risks

A dedicated fracture liaison nurse may be the answer to improving osteoporosis treatment. Most patients with fragility fractures are unaware they are at risk of osteoporosis risk, a new study has found. The researchers were implementing and assessing ways to ...

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Wellbeing thermometer to save lives

Preventing adverse outcomes in psychiatric patients could be a touch away. More than 600 lives could be saved a year under a new tool that “measures” mental health. With the aim of lowering rates of self-harm and suicide in mental ...

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New findings may impact HIV drug use

HIV patients may have a greater chance of avoiding life-threatening diseases, after a breakthrough discovery by Sydney researchers. Britt Smith reports. HIV patients may have a greater chance of avoiding life-threatening diseases thought to be associated with their treatment, after ...

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A story worth telling

Overcoming the challenges of engaging residents with mental health conditions. By Darragh O Keeffe. An innovative program combining reminiscence, cognitive behavioural therapy and digital storytelling at a NSW facility is having a profound impact on residents with depression and anxiety. ...

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