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Public support for Nurse Practitioners: survey

From today, NPs can provide fee-for-service work within the community. Most Australians would be happy to visit nurse practitioners for prescription renewals and everyday health concerns such as having a cold or flu, according to preliminary results from a national ...

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Dementia drug ‘within our grasp’

Scientists discover gene related to dementia that could be treated by common psychiatric drugs. A drug treatment that could slow the onset of certain types of dementia could be within our grasp, according to Australian scientists. Dr John Kwok and ...

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Majority concerned by ageing population

By 2050, Australian population will be among the oldest in the OECD, report finds. Most Australians don’t want to increase the national population. That is the key finding from an Australian National University (ANU) survey looking at opinions on population ...

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The golden rules

Researchers devise five simple rules to reduce bowel cancer and other life-threatening diseases. A major study has pointed to five rules said to reduce the incidence of bowel cancer, along with a range of other life-threatening illnesses. The rules, outlined ...

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A little bit of luck

Residents all a flutter for tomorrow’s racing. Having spent their life together as avid racing enthusiasts, one of Queensland’s oldest married couples is gearing up for the annual Melbourne Cup. Jack Robinson (93) and his wife Olive (90) have followed ...

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CDC rollout begins

Local carers to have greater say in service provision under new scheme. The government’s consumer directed respite care program is underway with the first contract handed over last Friday. The program, the first of its type in Australia, will see ...

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No excuse for unsafe workplaces

ANF ramps up campaign against unsafe workplaces for nurses. Nurses continue to suffer from a wide range of workplace hazards, including back and muscular, needles and sharps injury and high levels of stress. To mark ‘Safe Work Australia Week’ the ...

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TGA probes heart attack link to Avandia

Monitoring of controversial diabetes drug continues in Australia, as US officials launch investigation. It could be months before an Australian decision is made about Avandia, the controversial diabetes drug under investigation in the US. A spokesman for the Therapeutic Goods ...

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