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Emergency department to trial asthma packs

Changing hospital procedure may be the key to reducing the number of emergency department visits due to asthma. A new study by a team comprising the Asthma Foundation Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital will ...

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ANMF wants training in domestic violence issues

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation wants nurses and midwives to be specifically trained in addressing domestic violence. The ANMF, in partnership with the Luke Batty Foundation’s Never Alone campaign against domestic violence, is calling for nurses and midwives to receive education ...

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Breastmilk and baby saliva potent mix, study finds

Australian researchers have discovered an underlying reason why breast is best. They found mixing unpasteurised breastmilk with certain compounds in the saliva of newborn infants had an antibacterial effect. The interaction was selectively antibacterial, capable of killing harmful entities such ...

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Face of opioid dependency changing

The number of people receiving treatment for dependence on painkillers codeine and oxycodone trebled between 2002 and 2011, a new study has found. Research from the University of New South Wales’ National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre NDARC also found that of ...

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Proponents rally to keep RNs in aged care

Union members, community groups, local government representatives and aged-care workers gathered outside NSW Parliament last week ahead of a debate on the future of registered nurses in NSW nursing homes. Prior to the scheduled parliamentary debate on a petition of ...

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