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Pneumococcal disease: Give your most vulnerable patients a shot

Pneumococcal infections can cause serious diseases including bacteraemia, meningitis and pneumonia. Prevenar 13® (Pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccine, 13-valent absorbed) is used regularly in infants as part of the Australian National Immunisation Program (NIP),1 but it may not be common knowledge ...

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Freeman, Kennerley make no bones about fractures

Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman and television icon Kerri-Anne Kennerley are urging politicians and their constituents to ‘Know Your Bones’ this World Osteoporosis Day. The ambassadors also staged a photo call with politicians at Parliament House, Canberra, following a bi-partisan ...

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Brushing up on aseptic technique in wound care

Health professionals hoping to learn more about aseptic technique in wound care now have access to a new consensus document by Wounds Australia. Chief executive Anne Buck said the publication will help clinicians provide evidence-based wound care and meet infection ...

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How to better reduce unintended pregnancies

Despite the widespread use of contraceptives, unintended pregnancies remains a significant health issue that needs to be addressed by both clinicians and patients, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) says. Chief executive Alison Verhoeven said long acting reversible contraceptive ...

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