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Nearly 1-in-10 Aussie adults hospitalised with flu end up in intensive care

Pharmacists are urging community to protect against flu infection. Nearly one-in-10 Australian adults who are hospitalised with the flu are admitted to intensive care (ICU). This confronting statistic from last year’s flu season, which saw an estimated 5,800 adults hospitalised with the flu (9.4 per cent of those aged under 65 years required ICU), is…

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Nation’s largest & most trusted healthcare profession under-utilised & under-valued

One-in-four Australian primary health care nurses say they are under-utilised and could be doing more to maximise their skillset, according to an annual nursing workforce report just published in MJA Insight. The APNA/Health Professionals Bank Workforce Survey involving 2,052 primary health care nurse respondents reveals of the nearly 50 per cent who suggested to their employer…

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Can eating allium vegetables protect against bowel cancer?

New research, released last month, has suggested allium vegetables such as garlic and onions may help to protect us against bowel cancer. A team of scientists from First Hospital of China Medical University investigated whether high amounts of these vegetables could prevent the development of bowel cancer. In results published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of…

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Exercise may hold the answer to more diverse gut microbiome

A new study has uncovered the effect of exercise on our health through adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. The study, Aerobic Fitness and Gut Microbiota, suggests a person’s physical activity levels might affect the bacterial diversity of their gut, and thus influence their overall health. In the paper, appearing in the journal Experimental…

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Smartphones driving mental health crisis among young Australians

It’s no coincidence the mental health of young Australians has never been worse at the same time their mobile phone use is at an all-time high, according to 2010 Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry Prof McGorry declared the epidemic in a plea ahead of last week’s Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Forum, in Adelaide, on February 7.…

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