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Can working in aged care produce better nurses?

Research by academics at Western Sydney University has found that nursing undergrads who work in aged care while completing their studies are learning valuable skills and enter the profession ahead of their graduate peers. The research surveyed new graduate nurses ...

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We could be Hearoes with new app

In an Australian first, a new app has been developed to help people adjust to life with a cochlear implant. The game-based Hearoes app is a collaboration between audiologists at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and Brisbane-based app creator ...

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On the sauce: Are nurses drinking too much?

Australia is a country that likes a drink. Recently deceased former prime minister Bob Hawke was lauded for his larrikin persona and prowess at the bar. And, like many other countries, our national holidays often centre around getting on the ...

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Fears after two new Ebola cases in Uganda

Uganda has announced two more cases of Ebola - confirmation of the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ugandan cases showed the epidemic was entering a "truly frightening" phase and was ...

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Wait times grow in NSW emergency wards

A record number of people are presenting to NSW emergency departments and many are waiting longer for treatment - a situation doctors say is unsustainable. The latest official data, released on Wednesday, shows there were more than 756,000 attendances at ...

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