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Reminders improve vaccination rates: APNA

An efficient reminder system might be pivotal to improving the low pneumococcal vaccination rates among Australians 65 and over. A survey by the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) revealed that while many general practices do have a vaccination reminder ...

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AMA wants bigger say in MBS review

The federal government's proposed review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule met with sharp objections from the Australian Medical Association this week. AMA president professor Brian Owler did not spare words in response to Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement, calling it ...

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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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