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Childhood obesity: what can we do about it?

Despite abundant opportunities to engage in a healthy lifestyle, Australian adults are experiencing critical levels of overweight and obesity (63 per cent in total). So too are our children, with 20 per cent overweight and 7 per cent obese. These ...

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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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