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Inquest probes death of involuntary patient

The death of an involuntary patient less than 24 hours after she was admitted to a public hospital in Perth is being investigated by a West Australian coroner. Pamela Edith Ashley, 64, was brought by her concerned husband to Armadale ...

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Pre-eclampsia linked to dementia

Women who suffer pre-eclampsia during pregnancy have a higher risk of dementia in later life, a new study suggests. Researchers say the pregnancy condition is linked to dementia, particularly vascular dementia. Pre-eclampsia is characterised by new onset of high blood ...

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SA nurses push on with industrial action

Nurses have vowed to halt some non-urgent surgery across Adelaide's public hospitals unless the state government provides an urgent "circuit breaker" to ease overcrowding. About 150 nurses rallied outside the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Monday as the Australian Nursing and ...

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Cosmetics procedures growth sparks new course

Training provider The Advanced Skills Academy has launched a new cosmetic injectors course to meet the rising demand for cosmetic procedures. The course is only open to RNs and doctors, who have seen the number of cosmetic procedures grow between ...

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C-section births rise rapidly worldwide

Rates of caesarean section births have nearly doubled between 2000 and 2015 – to 21 per cent worldwide – new research has found, with the life-saving surgery unavailable to many women in poor countries while often over-used in richer ones. ...

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Ex-Dreamworld nurse felt ‘fobbed off’

Dreamworld management "fobbed off" a safety officer's attempts to provide out-of-hours training to staff at the Gold Coast theme park, a court has heard. Rebecca Ramsey, a qualified nurse, told an inquest into the deaths of four people on the ...

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