"There's a real prospect that changes in one industry will have a ripple effect into others, this is a genuine threat to our nurses and midwives, and aged-care workers who rely on penalty rates for 20% of their income." (NSWNMA).
Patients with hip fracture should receive surgery within 48 hours of arriving at hospital and start moving around the day after surgery, if possible, according to a new care standard launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
For many people suffering from disabling conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, spinal injury and paralysis, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, heart disease, renal failure and even cancer, announcements in the press around breakthroughs in stem cell research undoubtedly bring hope.
Ongoing education is important for ensuring emergency department nurses play a vital role in the speedy delivery of patient pain relief, according to a new Australian study.
The country's largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), said new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged-care sectors and the delivery of quality care.
The Commonwealth Senate enquiry report into tick-borne diseases has been released, highlighting the importance of awareness of tick-related illnesses in Australia. Worryingly, the committee heard that there could be as many as 50,000 people bitten by ticks in Australia each year.
Diabetes Expo will take place on Saturday, 25 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring high-profile speakers and showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes.
A study published in JAMA shows that a bit of physical exercise within seven days of a bonk to the head can help stop the symptoms of concussion.
Great news: You don't have to spend hours on this.
The action of the drug and the mechanism of heroin suggests it should be effective for reversing opioid overdoses. But does the evidence stack up?
What are we to do for people experiencing delirium, who are robbed of their mental awareness and ability to communicate?
Fluke Biomedical has launched Advantage Training, an online centre aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community. The training centre features a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of medical device preventive maintenance and quality assurance for biomedical and diagnostic imaging equipment.
The first human test of early time-restricted feeding found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. In early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and don't eat again until breakfast the next morning. The findings were unveiled during an oral presentation today at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.