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Rural generalism career option of the future

Medical students interested in remote health care are celebrating, following news that a new Rural Generalist Pathway will be added as a study and career option. The announcement was made by national rural health commissioner Professor Paul Worley earlier this ...

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Busy GPs need more investment: AMA

Last week’s Productivity Commission Report is evidence that Australia is home to top quality GPs that require greater investment, the AMA says. President Dr Michael Gannon said the report showed a growing demand for GPs, and a 90 per cent ...

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Nursing students deliver care in Indonesia

The University of the Sunshine's Coast's first accredited international nursing placement will see students take their medical skills to rural villages in Indonesia. One of 20 students selected for the trip, midwifery and nursing student Emma Kendall, said she hoped ...

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Humans better than robots at surgery

Robots don't always have the upper hand - new studies suggest that humans make better surgeons. As hospitals spend millions on robotics and new technology, studies by Leeds University and Stanford University have revealed that robots used in medical settings ...

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How to better reduce unintended pregnancies

Despite the widespread use of contraceptives, unintended pregnancies remains a significant health issue that needs to be addressed by both clinicians and patients, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) says. Chief executive Alison Verhoeven said long acting reversible contraceptive ...

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Canberra named healthiest city

If you've ever wondered which Australian city is the healthiest place to live, the answer is Canberra. A new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that Canberra residents drink less, smoke less and use less drugs ...

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