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Virtual reality applied to midwifery

New virtual reality technology has been applied to midwifery for the first time, in what researchers say is a "huge step for practitioners" around the world. The VR technology developed by the University of Newcastle has given what is believed ...

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Researchers find link between gut and diabetes

University of Queensland researchers have found that the key to preventing Type 1 diabetes could be found in a person's gut. In the study, lead researcher Dr Emma Hamilton-Williams investigated differences in gut microbiota, and specifically compared those susceptible to Type ...

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Rural generalism career option of the future

Medical students interested in remote health care are celebrating, following news that a new Rural Generalist Pathway will be added as a study and career option. The announcement was made by national rural health commissioner Professor Paul Worley earlier this ...

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Busy GPs need more investment: AMA

Last week’s Productivity Commission Report is evidence that Australia is home to top quality GPs that require greater investment, the AMA says. President Dr Michael Gannon said the report showed a growing demand for GPs, and a 90 per cent ...

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Nursing students deliver care in Indonesia

The University of the Sunshine's Coast's first accredited international nursing placement will see students take their medical skills to rural villages in Indonesia. One of 20 students selected for the trip, midwifery and nursing student Emma Kendall, said she hoped ...

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Humans better than robots at surgery

Robots don't always have the upper hand - new studies suggest that humans make better surgeons. As hospitals spend millions on robotics and new technology, studies by Leeds University and Stanford University have revealed that robots used in medical settings ...

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How to better reduce unintended pregnancies

Despite the widespread use of contraceptives, unintended pregnancies remains a significant health issue that needs to be addressed by both clinicians and patients, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) says. Chief executive Alison Verhoeven said long acting reversible contraceptive ...

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