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Hot on Health is hot online. Its creator and star, primary health nurse Robbie Bedbrook, explains why he created it. The biggest lesson I have learned as a nurse, and as a person, is that there is no healthcare without...
Liliana, of Sydney's inner west, was finishing her nursing degree when her GP noticed a lump in her right breast. Next week Nurse Uncut will have another post about a nursing student with cancer. Here's Liliana's story. “I took the...
An online petition against changes to Australia’s cervical cancer screening program has revealed that more than 70,000 people (most probably women) are concerned about what the changes mean. Rumours and ill-informed comment on social media are rife. It's important...
We know that meat-eating, especially smoked or cured meat, is implicated in some forms of bad health - the World Health Organisation ranks bacon, ham and sausages alongside smoking as a cause of cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund...
Superannuation should be important to all of us, even to us 'young ones', as Daphne Burn found out when her mother was forced to retire due to injury. What does one do when they can't be a nurse any more? This is exactly...
We've all heard about - and probably experienced - the rapid rise in type 2 diabetes. Annette Parkes-Considine, a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and RN for Diabetes NSW, explores the implications for nurses. Annette: I wrote this article in the hope it will...
Coreena Cruceanu is a 25-year-old Registered Nurse whose life turned on its axis when she contracted a Lyme-like illness during an overseas trip. The extensive lifestyle and dietary changes Coreena made to facilitate her recovery sparked a fascination with...
Australia, along with 11 other Pacific Rim countries, including the US, Japan, Canada and New Zealand, has nearly signed off on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - a multi-country trade agreement, negotiated in secret, that seeks to change our...
Lisa Bryant discusses in the Daily Life how a harrowing experience made a few things crystal clear. That we are all in this together. $230,000. It's hard to get accurate figures, but let's run with $230,000. That is how much Australia has...
Do you work with Aboriginal women who are birthing? As a midwife, nurse or other health worker? Dr Jenny Dodd, a Senior Research Fellow, is involved in a NHMRC funded national research project to investigate the cultural security for Aboriginal birthing...

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