A 19th-century depiction of a surgeon treating the foot of a male patient.
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Keeping wounds clean and infection free has challenged people for thousands of years.
While some cyber criminals have previously avoided schools and health-care organisations, it seems these are now fair game.
When a person loses a loved one to COVID-19, the mental health effects can be severe.
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COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
Aged care facilities and hospices can block access to voluntary assisted dying, despite it being legal in your state.
New national standards aim to change doctors’ prescribing habits for hospital patients with pain when they’re discharged home. But clinicians also need to ensure patients’ pain is well managed.
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We need to document and investigate these attacks, including testimonies from health workers, if we are ever to see these war crimes prosecuted.
Paramedics and ambulances spill out of the Emergency ramp at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto.
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Almost half of patients have poor understanding of their emergency department visit. Being aware of how the emergency department works can give patients the tools to have a smoother experience.
Our healthcare system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes.
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Our health-care system needs to respond in a more just, inclusive, caring and timely way to allow in-person final goodbyes from those who matter most to those at the end of life.
As a GP, bad headaches are among the most common topics I’m asked about. Here’s how you can assess whether to stay home, see a doctor — or head straight to emergency.
A person counts Somali shilling notes.
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New evidence from Somalia points to effective ways to deliver public services in conflict-affected and fragile contexts.
A lot has changed in COVID treatment since the pandemic began. Here are the treatments you can expect — from being diagnosed, to going to hospital, and for those who need to be cared for in ICU.
Side-effects for this unproven and potentially dangerous treatment range from vomiting and diarrhoea to seizures and a coma.
A deep clean involves cleaning objects or surfaces that may not be routinely cleaned, such as walls, ventilation ducts, curtains, carpets, and hard-to-reach places.
A designated coronavirus hospital would relieve pressure on the state’s health-care system and minimise the spread of the virus, but there are a few things to consider.
The 17th-century plague in Rome.
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The 17th-century plague of Italy has lessons for today: Back then, too, people broke public health laws, but there were clergymen who intervened.
In the event COVID-19 sees ICU resources stretched too thin, Victoria doesn’t have clear, uniform or transparent guidelines outlining who should be prioritised for care.
Comparing presentations to Victorian hospital emergency departments in May 2020 to those in May 2019 reveals some important differences.
As the crisis in Victorian aged-care homes goes on, the issue of whether to move all COVID-positive residents into hospital continues to generate debate. There are pros and cons for both sides.
When it comes to PPE, we could be better protecting our frontline health-care workers. We need to update current guidelines to reflect the latest evidence around how COVID-19 spreads.
This news will be hard for patients who were deferred during the first wave of COVID-19. But it’s a vital move to ensure Victoria’s health system is in the best position to handle the second wave.