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ANMF Rejects Proposal To Increase Nursing Degree Cost

The Abbott Government’s proposed deregulation of university fees could see nursing degrees costing up to up to $100,000, a proposal the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is rejecting. The ANMF is calling on MPs and Senators to knock back the proposal. With universities able to set their own course fees, ANMF Assistant Federal Secretary, …

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Researchers Discover Genes For Glaucoma

Western Australian researchers have played an important role in a major international collaboration to discover genes for glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.  Professor David Mackey, from the Lions Eye Institute at The University of Western Australia, said that in addition to helping predict those at risk of glaucoma, the discovery had opened avenues …

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New Campaign Says See The GP, Not The ED

A new marketing campaign by the Queensland Government has been designed to get people to visit their GP, not hospital Emergency Departments. The campaign, inspired by light and sometimes humorous overseas and interstate advertisements including the National Health Service in the UK and the West Australian Government, is part of the effort to reduce hospital …

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Caffeine May Improve Exercise Capacity In Prostate Cancer Survivors

Caffeine may improve exercise capacity and reduce fatigue in prostate cancer survivors, a University of Queensland study has found. The study is the first of its kind to investigate whether caffeine, the world’s most commonly used stimulant, can help prostate cancer survivors exercise. Dr Tina Skinner from the Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and …

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More Grants Supporting Medical Research

Researchers will benefit from 95 grants totalling almost $70 million by the National Health and Medical Research Council. Health Minister Peter Dutton said the grants are aimed at helping find new treatments for diseases, improve research translation and intend to reduce Indigenous youth suicide. A breakdown of the funding includes $54.6 million for 74 National …

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