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The recent report of a nursing home resident found with maggots in her mouth brings home how devastating neglected oral health can be, say Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Andrew Georgiou, Macquarie University; Joanne Steel, and Susan Balandin, Deakin...
Chances are most of us have a grandparent or another older family member who had rheumatic fever as a kid or may have died of its untreated sequelae, rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It was relatively common in Melbourne and...
The World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year in 2017 starts today. WBW2017 celebrates working together for the common good, which produces sustainable results, greater than the sum of our individual efforts. Find WBW on Facebook. Download a beautiful poster for your workplace...
'I’m a quadruple amputee. Four years ago, I wasn’t. Needless to say, there is quite a story that fills in the gap', writes Mandy McCracken. This article was originally published on the Doctus Project. Read the original article here. Group A...
Nursing leaders at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) have developed the Australian-first Nursewell app to support self-care and wellbeing for nurses and midwives. They recognised the need for a practical, modern, efficient resource to support the professionals...
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...

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