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Researchers commence Ebola vaccine trials

Oxford University researchers have begun the first trials of an experimental preventive Ebola vaccine regimen developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The trials come as the ongoing Ebola epidemic is affecting a growing number of countries including Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, ...

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Marching on sedentary behaviours

For the next 100 days Australians will be urged to march against sedentary behaviour as part of an initiative launched by Tasmanian nurse, exercise physiologist and aged care professional Peter Bradley. Bradley, who is also service manager at RDNS Home ...

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APNA boss stands down

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is on the hunt for a new CEO following the resignation of longstanding chief executive Kathy Bell. In announcing Bell’s resignation yesterday, APNA president Karen Booth praised the outgoing CEO’s leadership over ...

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Violence against student nurses rampant

New research has indicated that a significant percentage of WA’s nursing students have been exposed to aggression and violence while on clinical placement. The study, carried out by Murdoch University PhD student Martin Hopkins, surveyed 150 second and third year ...

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New minister a chance for policy rethink

Peak health bodies have expressed hope that the appointment of Sussan Ley as federal health minister will signal an opportunity to make headway against what they say are potentially negative government policy initiatives. The promotion of Ley to the prominent ...

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Water ways

Nursing professor uses aquatic exercise to help people living with dementia. There are few meaningful physical activity programs for people with dementia, especially plans that take into account significant disabilities, an academic says. Her solution? A dip in the pool. ...

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A volunteer makes a difference in Bhutan

RN Dallis Fellows shares her story of setting up the first operating recovery ward in Thimphu, Bhutan. Fellows, an operating theatre recovery nurse, completed a one-year stint in Bhutan in March 2014 – one of the first Australian nurses ever to work ...

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Dementia envoy wants Australia on board

An international dementia expert appointed by the G7 group of nations touched down in Australia to meet with government and other relevant departments, agencies and representatives. The world dementia envoy, Dr Dennis Gillings – whom UK Prime Minister David Cameron appointed in ...

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