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Funding for mental health studies in nursing

The federal government has committed $128,000 to fund mental health course materials for undergraduate nursing degrees across the country. Minister for rural health, senator Bridget McKenzie, said the funding would be provided to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses ...

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Hope for babies born with a cataract

A team of Australian researchers is using human stem cells to develop light-focusing eye lenses that could significantly improve the lives of children born with cataracts. Dr Michael O'Connor from the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University said the researchers ...

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How do we close the healthcare gap?

As part of National Close the Gap Day today (Thursday), the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has urged governments to act in favour of Indigenous health. AHHA strategic programs director Dr Chris Bourke said Australia had great foundations for a ...

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Palliative care standards updated

Palliative Care Australia has launched the fifth edition of the National Palliative Care Standards and the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines, in an effort to better shape how palliative care is planned, funded and delivered across Australia in the next ...

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World Hospital Congress speakers announced

The first speakers for the 42nd World Hospital Congress have been announced, and will join a lineup of health leaders in Brisbane this October. During the announcement last week, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association chief executive Alison Verhoeven said delegates ...

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Decline in cholesterol testing dangerous

Nearly half of Australians on stable lipid-lowering cholesterol treatment are not having enough high-density lipoprotein tests, research has revealed. The new figures, published in BMJ Open, suggest that many Australians may be at risk of developing cardiovascular disease because health ...

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