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New draft guidelines for choosing organ recipients

With demand for donor organs greatly outstripping availability, the NHMRC has released new draft guidelines it hopes will make decisions about choice of recipients and allocation easier. The draft document, Ethical Guidelines for Organ Transplantation from Deceased Donors was released ...

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Hearing program wins national honour

A New South Wales-based aged-care facility’s focus on assessing the hearing of its residents and helping to improve it has garnered national recognition as an example of innovative best practice. The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) today handed a health and ...

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Joan Ostaszkiewicz on quality continence care

Health editor Dallas Bastian spoke to Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz, postdoctoral research fellow in Deakin University’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research about her upcoming research ‘Developing a conceptual understanding of ‘quality continence care’ for people living in residential aged ...

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MRI potential key to early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

New research has pointed to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a potential key to early diagnosis and possible treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have published findings indicating that people with a ...

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Researchers target chemotherapy side effects

Better management of the body’s immune receptors could help doctors to reduce the severity of side effects and pain resulting from chemotherapy treatments for cancer according to University of Adelaide researchers. A paper, recently published in the journal Cancer Treatment ...

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Interview with Christine Neville

Health editor Dallas Bastian speaks to Dr Christine Neville, associate professor and head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Queensland and president of the Psychogeriatric Nurses Association, about aquatic exercise for individuals with a diagnosis of dementia. In ...

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