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Health workers in the Third Reich explored

The acts of nurses, midwives and doctors in the Third Reich were the focus of a recent free public lecture. The presentation, delivered by professor Linda Shields from James Cook University, detailed the involvement of these health professionals in Nazi ...

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Cancer nursing’s role evolves

The has been a huge raft of changes in the way cancer nurses deliver care, an Australian researcher says. Associate professor Mei Krishnasamy, executive director of cancer nursing and allied health at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and professorial fellow ...

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Most don’t ask advice before crushing pills

Most people who modify medication dosage forms, potentially reducing their effectiveness, do so without seeking advice from healthcare professionals, a recent study has found. About 44 per cent of the 369 respondents in the study did not think there would ...

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Review sepsis guidelines, experts say

A global review of guidelines for diagnosing sepsis is necessary, experts have argued. In a recent study, researchers from Monash University and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society found that 1-in-8 patients with infections severe enough to require admission to an intensive ...

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Palliative Care backs medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis, if found to be safe and effective, should be made available to Australians with specific symptoms, the peak palliative care body has argued. Palliative Care Australia said its submission on the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 supports ...

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More male nurses in the works

More males are enrolling in nursing courses, a New South Wales tertiary education provider has stated. Glenys Wensor, head teacher of nursing at the Northern Sydney Institute said, "We've seen a steady increase in men wanting to take up the occupation." Last year, the ...

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Preventing infections by looking abroad

A Queensland University of Technology researcher has shed light on the benefits other countries have seen from introducing a national program to monitor health-care associated (HAI) infection rates. PhD researcher Philip Russo said National HAI surveillance programs are associated with ...

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