Nursing

Infant feeding - finally some clarity

11 March, 2016 by Corin Kelly

With so much confusing and conflicting information about infant feeding,  LEAPS (Learning, Eating, Active, Play, Sleep), a free program led by QUT in partnership with NAQ Nutrition, provides some welcome clarity.


Condoms and gloves thin as human hair

10 February, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Fibres from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.


Caring for patients, caring for yourself

14 January, 2016 by ahhb


Finding purpose in your work

23 December, 2015 by ahhb



National primary health care conference 2015

29 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Primary health care professionals gathering in Canberra to discuss future of Australian health system


Why investing in the mental health of your workforce is good for business

22 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Workplaces are still not meeting employees’ expectations in terms of mental wellbeing. Rod Gutierrez outlines what can be done.


Making a fuss over medical research

22 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund is now one step closer to implementation, with legislation passing Senate after amendments from the LNP.


Concerns over female sterilisation device

21 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

A study published in the BMJ has highlighted concerns over implant based female sterilisation using the Essure device which blocks the fallopian tubes. Women who undergo the hysteropic sterilisation procedure have a significantly heightened risk of reoperation following complications, which the study’s authors have highlighted as a serious safety concern.


Non-invasive neuroimaging techniques

20 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

For many years scientists have been trying to find a way to measure the pressure in a patient’s brain without having to drill a hole in the person’s skull. Although this remains the most reliable way to measure pressure in the brain, it is invasive, expensive and comes with the risk of infection and bleeding.


Australian women are putting their health last

20 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Federal Health minister Sussan Ley today launched a campaign aimed at Australians to take up sporting activities in the name of their own wellbeing.


First do no harm: Children in detention and duty of care

19 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Doctors and other medical staff at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital are refusing to discharge refugee children back into detention. They feel it is an unsafe environment that would be detrimental to their health.


Why does our balance get worse as we grow older?

15 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

All of us have taken a tumble at some point in our lives. But as we grow older, the risks associated with falling over become greater: we lose physical strength and bone density, our sense of balance deteriorates and we take longer to recover from a fall. Alarmingly, this process begins around the age of 25. The reasons for this are varied and complex, but by understanding them better, we can find ways to mitigate the effects of old age.


Happy Global Handwashing Day!

14 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

That’s right: the Food Safety Information Council is using this Thursday 15 October Global Handwashing Day to celebrate your favourite topic: hand washing. So get out those gloves and blow them up into balloons in the name of good hand hygiene.


Food for thought: nutrients for oral and mental health

13 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) have joined forces to help promote National Nutrition Week (October 11 – 17) by saying that not only are vegetables a crucial part of a healthy diet, but they’re good for your teeth as well.


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