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Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations: The Honourable Grace Grace
Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Ten Queensland state primary schools are piloting a respectful relationships program dealing with issues such as family violence, respect for women and girls, compassion and gender equality. 
The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Our Watch and the Luke Batty Foundation to deliver the 18-month pilot program in support of its measures to stamp-out bullying and domestic violence.

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Falling, Serious Injury in Elderly Tied to Changes in BP-Lowering Meds

Falling, Serious Injury in Elderly Tied to Changes in BP-Lowering Meds
Veronica Hackethal, MD
May 13, 2016

DALLAS, TX — The risk of falls that cause serious injuries goes up over 2 weeks after changes in antihypertensive therapy in the elderly, whether starting or adding an agent or intensifying the current medication, suggests an analysis of Medicare beneficiaries published May 10, 2016 inCirculation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

"If I'm initiating or intensifying meds, I may want to be careful in the short term, but after patients have been on the medications for a while, the risk has probably disappeared," lead author Dr Daichi Shimbo (Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY) told

Five Point Plan for Flu Season

Media Release 
Minister for Health and 
Minister for Ambulance Services
The Honourable Cameron Dick
Five Point Plan for Flu Season

The Palaszczuk Government is preparing Queensland’s public hospitals for a tough flu season with a five point plan to drive efficiencies, keep emergency departments moving and get ambulances back on the road.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick today unveiled the government’s five point plan to prepare the health system for the challenges of the flu season.

The Deadly Quartet in PAD (May the Fourth NOT be with You)

The Deadly Quartet in PAD... (May the Fourth NOT be with You)


Diabetes, renal dysfunction, inflammation, and anemia: the deadly quartet in peripheral arterydisease. Corresponding author:Mislav Vrsalović, MD, PhD, FESC, FSVM,Department of Vascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Centre. 

For full article, please click here: 
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301317363_Diabetes_renal_dysfunction_inflammation_and_anemia_the_deadly_quartet_in_peripheral_artery_disease 

Abstract
The article reviews the burden of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and its association with diabetes, renal dysfunction, inflammation, and anemia.

Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare

Workplace Violence Rampant in Healthcare

Workplace violence against healthcare workers is rampant, but solutions remain unclear, largely as a result of underrecognition and underreporting of the problem and poor-quality research, according to a review article published in the April 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article stems from the tragic death of a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2015. The surgeon was shot and killed by the son of one of his patients, who had died.

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.

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


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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


Starting a Group Medical Practice? William Buck

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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!

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 

How Much Grog Is Too Much?

How Much Grog Is Too Much... or How Much Does Alcohol Cost Your Organisation? 

We work with a number of mining, construction, manufacturing and professional services companies and one question keeps coming up “how much grog is too much?” Our reply is always the same, “well… it depends.” It depends on what other drugs (medically prescribed) you are taking, how much you weigh, how long is it going to be before you operate heavy machinery, how sleep deprived you are, what are your co-morbidities, whether you are male or female etc.

Predictions for the Field of Infectious Diseases for 2015

Predictions for the Field of Infectious Diseases for 2015

John G. Bartlett, MD January 29, 2015
Predictions in this field are particularly dangerous, on the basis of a history that is dense with surprises in nearly all facets of the discipline. For example, Ebola was most everyone's choice for medical story of the year for 2014, but this infection was barely on the radar screen 1 year ago.
The influenza vaccine recommended for the current epidemic was created for the anticipated H1N1 strain, but the influenza now causing widespread disease is largely the H3N2 strain.
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