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ED nurse cautions against skipping vital check

A Queensland RN has urged fellow nurses to not let respiratory rate checks fall by the wayside. CQUniversity doctoral researcher Tracy Flenady said that while abnormal respiratory rates are accurate, early indicators of clinical decline, previous studies indicate that this ...

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Report into Victoria’s assisted dying laws due

Assisted dying laws for terminally ill Victorians will move another step forward, with an advisory panel's final report to be released. The panel will release its report and recommendations on Friday 21 July 2017, on track for a bill to ...

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Early menopause linked to type 2 diabetes

To the Netherlands where research has linked early menopause to an increased chance of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) ... The younger a woman is when reaching menopause the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), research suggests. ...

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Regular exercises lowers risk of caesarean

To the UK where a recent study shows pregnant women who have a healthy diet and participate in regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section ... They are also less likely to gain excessive weight or ...

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Lifestyle changes may stave off dementia

Learning new things, eating and drinking well, not smoking and limiting hearing loss and loneliness could prevent one-third of dementia cases, health experts say. In a wide-ranging analysis of the risk factors behind dementia, the researchers highlighted nine as particularly ...

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#BringThemHere – we will help

An Australian not-for-profit health and aged care organisation has reaffirmed its willingness to provide medical support and healthcare to asylum seekers currently held in offshore detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) has lent its ...

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New Royal Melbourne stroke unit doubles beds

Victorians will benefit from a new state-of-the-art stroke care unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, with the facility planning to double the number of beds to treat the condition. With Melbourne Health set to receive an extra $69.6 million under ...

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Influenza linked to brain disease in kids

Researchers at the University of Sydney have identified a link between influenza and a deadly brain disease in Australian children, prompting calls for a universal flu vaccination program for the very young. During the past three flu seasons, 54 cases of ...

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