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Emergency department to trial asthma packs

Changing hospital procedure may be the key to reducing the number of emergency department visits due to asthma. A new study by a team comprising the Asthma Foundation Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital will ...

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ANMF wants training in domestic violence issues

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation wants nurses and midwives to be specifically trained in addressing domestic violence. The ANMF, in partnership with the Luke Batty Foundation’s Never Alone campaign against domestic violence, is calling for nurses and midwives to receive education ...

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Breastmilk and baby saliva potent mix, study finds

Australian researchers have discovered an underlying reason why breast is best. They found mixing unpasteurised breastmilk with certain compounds in the saliva of newborn infants had an antibacterial effect. The interaction was selectively antibacterial, capable of killing harmful entities such ...

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