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Digoxin for Heart Failure Fell Sharply in a Decade, May Be Given More Selectively














Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy: Another Problem Antibiotics Can't Fix?

Maternal and Neonatal Consequences of Treated and Untreated Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy: A Prospective Cohort Study With an Embedded Randomised Controlled Trial

Kazemier BM, Koningstein FN, Schneeberger C, et al
Lancet Infect Dis. 2015;15:1324-1333
Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy

Antibiotics are frequently prescribed even when they are not indicated. A common area of antibiotic misuse is the treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). ASB is typically harmless, but treating ASB can increase rates of antibiotic resistance.

Christmas Greetings (Reviewed by The Legal Team)


White Ribbon Day 2015

White Ribbon Day: tell the world it matters
 
Here are our top 3 tips for getting involved this 25 November:
 
1. Remember why it is important
 
Domestic violence is the gravest human rights abuse in Australia. 
 
 
2. Take the new oath
 
Be a part of the solution: take the oath

WHO Clarifies Processed Meat/Cancer Link After 'Bacon-gate'

WHO Clarifies Processed Meat/Cancer Link After 'Bacon-gate'
Zosia Chustecka:   November 02, 2015

After days of headlines proclaiming that bacon and hot dogs cause cancer following the World Health Organization's (WHO's) classifying processed meat as a human carcinogen ― in the same category as tobacco and asbestos ― the WHO released a statement in clarification. It pointed out that the latest report from the International Agency of Cancer Research (IACR), issued last week, "does not ask people to stop eating processed meats"; rather, it indicated "that reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities

                                    MEDIA RELEASE

Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

Grants available for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month activities
Community organisations across Queensland are being urged to apply for grants to run activities and events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May next year.

Luke Batty Foundation... You did this...


From: info@neveralone.com.au
To: info@rebeccawardconsulting.com
Subject: You did this…
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:35 +1000

Dear Rebecca,

I've just come from a press conference with the Prime Minister. He called family violence in Australia a national disgrace.

And then he announced a $100 million funding package to help address this epidemic. The package aims to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes.

Not Now, Not Ever - Brisbane


Insurance 80%


Antipsychotics Overprescribed in Intellectually Disabled? Liam Davenport

Antipsychotics Overprescribed in Intellectually Disabled? Liam Davenport

A substantial proportion of individuals with intellectual disabilities are prescribed antipsychotics in the absence of a diagnosis of severe mental illness ― a finding that raises concerns that these drugs are being used to control behavior in this patient population. 

In a study of more than 30,000 people with intellectual disabilities, more than 60% had received a prescription for antipsychotic drugs, of whom more than 70% had no record of severe mental illness.

We are hiring! Customer Development Manager

Customer Development Manager.

Please see the position description attached below or call 1300 799 278 with questions or simply send your CV and cover letter to:info@theideacloud.net

This is an opportunity to work for a large multinational company with excellent brand recognition and industry presence. The position is based in Brisbane and there is an excellent remuneration package on offer for the right candidate. 


Position description: CDM - Customer Development Manager (Brisbane based)   

Medical Alphabet


The Life of a Strategist

Future of Nambour General Hospital secure

MEDIA RELEASE
Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick
Future of Nambour General Hospital secure


Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick visited Nambour General Hospital today with the Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington to meet staff at the hospital and receive detailed briefings on the construction and importantly the preparations for the commissioning of the Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital.

Mr Dick said Nambour General Hospital will continue to service its immediate catchment area and also continue to play an important role in the overall provision of health care on the Sunshine Coast.

Starting a Group Medical Practice? William Buck

Starting a Group 

    Medical Practice? 

  • Are you looking at starting or joining a group medical practice? 
  • Want legal advice before entering into a partnership agreement?  
  • Confused about finance options? 
  • Unsure of the kind of risks associated? 
  • Want to know how to recruit the best employees for your practice? 
  • Interested in practice management and IT software solutions? 

DATE:     Monday 31 August 2015

The Impacts of Stress on Your Business

The Impacts of Stress on Your Business 

The team here atRebecca Ward Consultingoften discusses the limbic system with our clients: the flight or flight response and how this relates to the messages you send to other people (body language) but also the messages you send to your body. From an A&P (anatomy and physiology) perspective when we are scared or nervous we have a rush of adrenaline and an increase of blood to our legs, this is the limbic system’s way of saying “get ready to run!

Brisbane - Public Speaking for Professional Services

Public Speaking for Professional Services.

Brisbane session time and location change!! 
Due to overwhelming demand we have moved the public speaking workshop to the larger conference room at 123 Eagle Street on Thursday 6th August and changed the time from midday to 1pm (close now at 3pm). Please remember to RSVP before Thursday 30th July to book your place and also for catering purposes. NB: Refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided. 

There are places still available.

Antidepressant/NSAID Combo Linked to Brain Bleed Risk

Antidepressant/NSAID Combo Linked to Brain Bleed Risk

The combination of antidepressants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) is linked to an early increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage, regardless of the type of NSAID or antidepressant, new research shows.
"The take-home message for clinicians is that special attention should be paid [to] antidepressant users when they start an NSAID prescription," coauthor Byung-Joo Park, MD, MPH, PhD, told Medscape Medical News. 

A Budget for jobs, health and education

Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships: The Honourable Curtis Pitt 


A Budget for jobs, health and education

The Palaszczuk Government’s first Budget delivers on its election commitments to increase health and education funding – with record budgets for these key service delivery portfolios.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Budget also delivered for those Queenslanders seeking a job by implementing the Government’s commitment to the Working Queensland jobs plan.

Physician Who Gave Unneeded Chemo Gets 45 Years in Prison


Farid Fata, MD, the oncologist who got rich administering excessive or unnecessary chemotherapy to hundreds of patients, including some who DID NOT HAVE CANCER, was sentenced to 45 years in prison today by a federal judge in Detroit, Michigan.
The sentence came after the 50-year-old Dr Fata heard the judgement of patients and family members who testified earlier this week to the excruciating physical and psychological harm he caused.

One of them was Laura Stedtefelt, who said the oncologist had overtreated her late father for lung cancer to the point of killing him, according to an account in the 
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