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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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Breastfeeding leads to higher IQ, earnings

People breastfed as infants have higher intelligence scores in adulthood, and higher earnings. And, critically, the socioeconomic status of mothers appear to have little impact on breastfeeding results, according to a paper published by The Lancet medical journal on Wednesday. ...

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Australian nurse researcher named Hall of Famer

This July, an Australian will be travelling to Puerto Rico to be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Professor Wendy Chaboyer from the Centre for Health Practice Innovation, a part of Griffith University's Menzies Health Institute Queensland, ...

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NHMRC: no evidence homeopathy works

There is no evidence that homeopathy is effective in treating health conditions, a review has found. The National Health and Medical Research Council found the body of evidence doesn't support the case that homeopathy works better than placebo, or causes ...

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