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Eyes help spy melanoma risk: study

When it comes to indicating melanoma risk, the eyes have it. University of Queensland researchers have found that freckles and moles appearing on the iris were an effective predictor of the risk of melanoma and complemented traditional factors. Dermatology Research Centre’s ...

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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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Report urges transparency in health system

A Senate committee has called for more transparency in private health insurance, and recommended making individual doctors publish their fees. The report made 19 recommendations including banning insurers from offering different rebates for the same services. The committee wants doctors' ...

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Doctors call for national care system

Australian healthcare professionals have drafted a blueprint they say will revolutionise a system that is fragmented and deliver value-based care. The blueprint, called "Healthy people, healthy systems", makes four recommendations the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association says will take the ...

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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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