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Does flu make you feel sad?

07 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Why does flu make us feel like we are failing at life? Viral infections have long been known to make the best of us feel moody, depressed and generally hopeless. A study in mice, published in Immunity, now reveals how the antiviral immune response alters brain activity. Upon infection, brain cells lining blood vessels produce a protein called CXCL10. This impairs neuronal firing in the hippocampus -- a brain region important in learning, memory, and mood.


Meet the only human designed to survive on our roads

05 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Cars have evolved a lot faster than we have. Our bodies are not equipped to manage the forces in most crash scenarios. This has prompted a new Victorian initiative to reduce road deaths and injuries.


Nurses, strengthen your bones from home

01 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Nurses can now address their increased risk of osteoporotic fracture from the comfort of their own home, through a new online program.


Osteo drug shows promise for faulty BRCA1 gene

01 August, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The drug denosumab may have potential to prevent breast cancer from developing according to researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall.


You're a nurse. Be a great one

30 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

“Great nurses are born, not made. They have an innate gift of unconditional compassion and a relentless determination to alleviate suffering.”


Top 5 regrets of the dying

28 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.


Nurse tips to control ward smells

27 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

As a nurse you are assaulted with wave after wave of various noxious smells from wounds and all manner of bodily excretions.


Pokemon Go or No in hospital?

27 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

While one children’s hospital is using Pokemon Go to encourage patients to get up and go, another is posting warnings saying people may not enter into the ED simply to hunt down Pokémon.





Detection dogs are sniffing out disease

20 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

How do dogs smell out disease? It all has to do with our breath.




New hypertension guidelines released

20 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Treatment guidelines for patients with hypertension have been updated, with a particular focus


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