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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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