News tagged with medical journal of australia

Cyclist's benefit from helmets clearly shown

Cyclists who don't wear a helmet are almost six times more likely to suffer a severe head injury than their helmeted counterparts, according University of Sydney research published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of ...

May 06, 2013
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Better regulation needed for kids' flu vaccine

Flu vaccines given to children should be more rigorously tested before before being allowed onto the market, researchers say, to prevent a repeat of the 2010 vaccine release, which caused a spate of high ...

Apr 15, 2013
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National bowel screen program saves lives

(Medical Xpress)—Flinders University health experts are calling on the Federal Government to accelerate the roll out of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), following a landmark report which ...

Apr 02, 2013
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Cough and sneeze into elbows, not hands

NSW Health authorities should withdraw advertisements urging people to cover their coughs and sneezes with their hands and instead tell people to use their inner elbow, according to a letter to the editor ...

Apr 01, 2013
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New system for medical internships required

Researchers have argued that the system for allocating medical internships, where states prioritise graduates from their own medical schools, is inequitable and potentially unconstitutional.

Mar 11, 2013
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Alprazolam and heroin related deaths

(Medical Xpress)—A powerful anti-anxiety drug has been involved in a rising number of heroin-related deaths (HRDs) in Victoria in recent years, according to new research.

Mar 04, 2013
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Post-hospital care the weak link in trauma system

The first study to examine in detail the experience of patients in Victoria's trauma system has found that post-discharge care and poor communication were low points in an otherwise high-quality experience.

Feb 18, 2013
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Study finds slip, slop, slap message is slipping

Australians are becoming less attracted to having a suntan and fewer are being sunburned, but there's been less improvement in wearing sunscreen in recent years, according to new research from the Cancer ...

Feb 06, 2013
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