Posts Tagged ‘health’

Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing

Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure? Importantly, what role do particular socio-cultural factors play in producing and sustaining expectations that may be higher than warranted by scientific evidence? How do different healthcare contexts shape the meanings attributed to tests—their perceived…

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$74 million to improve brain research and beat disease

Monash University will lead three new national Centres of Excellence that have received $73.9 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), through the Centres of Excellence program. Monash achieved the highest funding amount awarded to an Australian university – leading three of the 12 ARC Centres of Excellence announced yesterday, and will be…

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Strategies for coping with extremely hot weather

By Dr Margaret Loughnan Exposure to extreme heat can cause illness and even death for some people. But there are several small steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. We need to keep our body temperature in the range of 35.5 to 37.5°C as this protects our vital organs and allows…

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