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Grants accelerate solutions to HIV

Four Australian organisations have received a share in close to $155,000 worth of funding for their HIV programs. The funding, provided by ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants (PACG), will support organisations in leading community programs that address stigma, discrimination ...

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Brushing up on aseptic technique in wound care

Health professionals hoping to learn more about aseptic technique in wound care now have access to a new consensus document by Wounds Australia. Chief executive Anne Buck said the publication will help clinicians provide evidence-based wound care and meet infection ...

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Egg-cellent way to prevent malnutrition

Malnutrition is a term used to describe an imbalance in nutrition, with a deficiency in energy, protein and other nutrients leading to unfavourable effects on body function, composition and clinical outcomes. Malnutrition is associated with a series of complications, including ...

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Study questions surgical mask recommendation

A study comparing the effectiveness of surgical masks with respirators has challenged long-held beliefs about infection control. A UNSW research team drew from the data of two randomised controlled trials involving 3591 Chinese participants to test the efficacy of hospital ...

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