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"When employees are engaged with their work and organisation, they’re more likely to perform well. This is particularly important in the context of health, where engagement improves the efficiency and effectiveness of services, reduces staff absenteeism and turnover, increases patient sat...

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A small pilot study has found that recording smart phone video ‘selfies’ of tooth-brushing can help people improve their tooth-brushing skills. “Often, tooth-brushing is learned and practised without proper supervision,” said Lance T. Vernon, co-author of the study. &ldquo...

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Patient-Centred Healthcare Homes in Australia: Towards Successful Implementation is a newly published report and a collaboration between the RACGP, the Consumers Health Forum, the George Institute for Global Health and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. On 12 July 2016 the four organisations hos...

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"Despite the best efforts of the clinical community, we have a problem that needs to be urgently tackled and addressed: our fathers, partners, brothers, relatives and mates might be living longer with prostate cancer, but many are living poor quality lives as a result of treatment side effects. Thes...

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In the latest volume of Annual Review of Nutrition, Professor David Raubenheimer and Professor Stephen Simpson from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre call for a radical rethinking of human nutrition science through a new framework called 'nutritional geometry' – the culmination...

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This course may be of interest to AAPM Members: The AHHA and LEI Group have come together to offer Australia’s premium online course in Health Economics. Certified by the University of Ontario, one of Canada’s leading Universities, this course provides graduates with the essential skill...

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Online Event: 6-23 October 2016 Over 18 days from Thursday 6th October until Sunday 23rd October 2016, Australia’s leading mental health professional development provider in collaboration with the Act for Kids charity is hosting the 2016 Mental Health Super Summit. The Summit will be deliver...

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Thinking of catching up with the last season of your favourite TV series in one go? You might like to think again! According to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2015 conference in London, watching television for more than five hours a day can make you twice as likely to suffe...

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More than a quarter of a million people — one in 10 NSW men and women aged over 45 — have been recruited to the Saxe Institute's 45 and Up Study, the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the Southern Hemisphere. By following such a large group of people over the long term, the I...

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AHPA is urgently seeking allied health practitioners to participate in the opt-out projects in North Queenaland and the Nepean Blue Mountains. (These projects have commenced as of July 15 and will run until October 31st) Your involvement does not have to be onerous and is not necessarily dependen...

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