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Grant to boost innovation in aged care

Australia’s aged care industry is celebrating a win, after the federal government last week announced it would invest $400,000 to support innovAGEING. LASA chief executive Sean Rooney said he was grateful for the news that the national aged care network for ...

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AMA members receive Australia Day Honours

Former AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO, and current Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA), Laureate Professor Nick Talley, were among a number of AMA members to receive Australia Day Honours this year. Haikerwal and Talley both received ...

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Blood test could detect cancer early

Australian scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hill Institute are among a team of researchers who have developed a blood test that detects cancers before symptoms appear. The test is yet to hit the market, but AMA president Dr Michael ...

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A gaming plan for nurse education

Booting up a videogame in class or at home might help students hone nursing skills, a new study suggests. A group of Australian researchers looked at the ways videogame-based learning links to the development of decision-making, motivation and other benefits. ...

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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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