• Primary Health Care Nursing: Where To Next?

    The contribution nurses make in general practice and primary health care will be critical to ensuring our healthcare system can meet the growing needs of an ageing and ever sicker population into the future. Kathy ...

CyberKnife Is The Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

  Western Australia is now home to Australia’s first CyberKnife, a technologically advanced weapon in the fight against cancer, which uses high-dose radiation to treat certain tumours.  Unveiling the new equipment at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital today, Health Minister Kim Hames said he expected as many as 450 patients to benefit from such treatment each …

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Scientists Shedding The Light On Malaria

Scientists have patented a quick and inexpensive test that uses infrared light to detect malaria at a very early stage of its development. The research by Monash University and the University of Melbourne could dramatically reduce the number of people who die from the disease and has been hailed as a breakthrough by the journal Analytical Chemistry.  Lead researcher, Associate …

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Nurses Remain Australia’s Most Ethical And Trusted Professionals

For the 20th consecutive year, Nurses have been voted Australia’s most ethical and trusted professionals, with pharmacists and doctors ranked second and third respectively. The Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2014 found that 91 per cent of Australians aged 14 and over, placed nurses at Number 1 in terms of ethics and honesty. This was …

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Indigenous Elders Speak Out On Self Harm And Suicide

Thirty-one Elders and community representatives from 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia have contributed to a report into self-harm and suicide in which they offer ways in which to address the tragedy. The report – which took almost two years to complete – is a response to the escalating epidemic in modern …

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Consumers Health Forum Concerned About Threat To Medicare

Medicare’s goal of making primary care accessible to all is under double threat if the Federal Government introduces a $6 GP co-payment and dismantles Medicare Locals, according to the Consumers Health Forum. “The Consumers Health Forum urges the Government against taking such substantial steps to undermine Medicare without at least first considering the report of …

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