For many newly qualified registered nurses, entering the health care workforce for the first time as a ‘new grad’ is probably one of the most challenging times they will ever know in their careers. There will no doubt be...
Public health and nursing academic Dr Margie Harris explains why she is disgusted by the Government's refusal to implement pill testing, despite the recommendations of the Deputy Coroner.  As a public health academic of over 25 years, specialising in health...
There’s a good reason to be cheerful – you might live longer! A study using information collected from male war veterans and female nurses taking part in two long-running studies in the United States found that people who had the...
As nurses and midwives, shift work has become the norm for most of our profession. New research has shed more light on what the long-term effects of this can be upon heart health and diabetes. While many studies have shown...
Bullying, harassment and other unprofessional behaviours are culturally ingrained in the Australian health-care system. As we outline today in the Medical Journal of Australia, between one-quarter and half of doctors and nurses in Australia...
A leading sleep expert says a growing preoccupation with sleep is backfiring. A leading neurologist says smartphone sleep-tracking apps are making people so anxious and obsessed about their sleep that they are developing insomnia, reports The Guardian. “We’ve seen a lot...
Petitioning against outdated and discriminatory rules, Nurse Connor Lynch and his partner, medical student Ky Ruprecht, have brought much needed attention back to the inability of gay men from being able to donate blood to help save lives in...
Nurses and midwives are great at looking after the health of other people, but they’re notorious for not looking after themselves. Here’s our top tips for staying healthy during your career. Exercise! Yes, we know that you do walk a...
After going through a vein assessment, selecting treatment, and completing the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But can they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible. Here are three things you...
Australia is in the bottom third of OECD countries when it comes to working long hours, with 13% of us clocking up 50 hours or more a week in paid work. These long hours are bad for our health. A...