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Nominations needed for Public Health Awards

As the AMA prepares for its annual Public Health Awards, the organisation has urged staff in the medical sector to nominate people or groups deserving of recognition. President Dr Michael Gannon said nominations were sought in the categories of Excellence ...

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Poor mental health rife in medical sector

As the conversation about the mental health of medical staff continues, the AMSA has launched a new preventative health campaign to curb the negative statistics. The Activ8 Mental Health campaign was designed to improve awareness and self-care as both medical ...

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New UOW health precinct to create 2,000 jobs

The University of Wollongong's new health and wellbeing precinct will include Australia's first patient-centred health clinic to offer aged care, retirement living, research facilities and teaching programs. Details about the plan released last week confirmed that Lendlease would lead the ...

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Mental health patients face eight-hour wait in ED

Healthcare staff have called for urgent action after new figures showed that one-third of patients with mental illness faced an eight-hour wait in emergency departments. Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) president Dr Simon Judkins said the issue was referred ...

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Pressure injury prevention sore spot for students

Nursing students aren’t aware of some strategies to prevent pressure injuries but feel it falls on them to help out, a survey has found. Researchers from the University of New England (UNE) quizzed undergraduate nursing students across seven Australian universities ...

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Researchers find link between gut and diabetes

University of Queensland researchers have found that the key to preventing Type 1 diabetes could be found in a person's gut. In the study, lead researcher Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams investigated differences in gut microbiota, and specifically compared those susceptible to Type ...

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