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Health experts and policy makers from overseas and Australia will gather at the 7th Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) World Health Day Forum this week to find ways to tackle the variety of health issues associated with hypertension, currently affecting an estimated 1 billion people worldwide.
The Australian Government has announced a new two-year pilot of a national Live Organ Donor Leave Scheme.
Four national health bodies have come together to support the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s call for the establishment of a Commonwealth Chief Dental Officer (CCDO) position in Canberra and a permanent Oral Health Advisory Council.
To highlight the issue of falls management and awareness, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is campaigning for April No Falls. The association is using the month of April to embrace the no falls message to highlight the issue of falls risk and promote prevention opportunities.
The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) has sent out a warning from infectious diseases experts for people to stay away from bats in the wake of details released at a major international infectious diseases conference.
This year’s annual Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) meeting had over 1200 people in attendance, well above the expected level, says the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA).
The value of compression therapy in treating lower leg ulcers is clinically proven, but until government subsidised funding is approved, many patients will continue to suffer unnecessarily, as The Australian Wound Management Association’s (AWMA) Robin Osborne explains.
The rate of substance abuse amongst anaesthetists is thought to be similar to the rest of the population but their knowledge of drugs and ease of access makes their situation more dangerous. Meaghan Shaw explores this and other welfare issues facing anaesthetists.
Minister for Fair Trading Anthony Roberts today confirmed a formal order has been issued to the Australian Vaccination Network to change its name on the grounds it is misleading the public.
ACORN’s (Australian College of Operating Room Nurses) Vision is to develop the SPIRIT of perioperative nursing in Australia by standards utilising evidence based practice, professional growth and development, innovation to achieve best patient care outcomes, representation of all States and Territories, influencing health policy and developing teamwork locally, nationally and internationally.
With an Integrated Reporting System from Soliton IT, Nambour hospital in Queensland, has reduced turnaround time for radiology reports by 85%.
Doctors' communications with patients have improved due to concerns about the medicolegal consequences of poor communication, Dr Louise Nash and her colleagues report.