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Grant to help decrease caesarean rates

A Sydney-based researcher and lecturer at Notre Dame’s School of Medicine has been awarded a grant to examine the effectiveness of antenatal education in reducing the rate of caesareans. Australia has one of the highest rates of caesareans in the ...

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Myths about aged care nurses busted

It’s commonly thought that working as an aged care nurse comes with certain stereotypes. While some say it’s the end of a career, others believe helping people age is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Envigor Home ...

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Dysphagia: little condition leads to big problems

A swallowing impairment known as dysphagia is a little recognised medical problem with a significant cost on our health system. Researchers from Flinders University found that people in hospital who also have dysphagia need to stay there for longer periods. ...

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Hobart nurse fronts clothing campaign

Retail brand Jeanswest is set to celebrate its fans in a campaign featuring seven of its members, with a Hobart nurse among them. Gracie Patten, who works as a paediatrics and theatre nurse, will take centre stage in the brand's ...

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GEDI to advance emergency care for older patients

A fast-tracked emergency department program for elderly patients is now accessible in regional and remote areas of Queensland. The initiative, which was co-developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), has been established ...

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