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Friday, 21 Feb 2020
Author: editor-nrk

Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital officially opened

Families in Melbourne’s western suburbs will have access to specialist maternity and paediatric care closer to home with construction of the new $200 million Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital now complete. Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority CEO Robert Fiske, joined Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos, and Ron Kirner and family to officially […]

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Victoria’s early parenting centres to triple

Bringing a newborn baby home for the first time is one of the most precious moments for any parent – but for many families it can also be a stressful and challenging time. The Victorian Government has invested $213.7 million in the 2019-20 State Budget to provide more support for new Victorian mums and dads. […]

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What is a community hospital?

Community hospitals are a new type of health facility that are being developed to expand our public hospital network and deliver a range of walk-in hospital, community health and social care services close to home. They will improve your patient experience by providing more access to in-demand services in one place. So, you will be […]

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The rise of the robot: Robotics in the modern classroom

Technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated and its capabilities more diverse. With the ongoing desire to prepare students for the future workforce, Education Matters discusses robotics and its place in the modern classroom. As robotic technology evolves so too does its ability to impact the way we live and work. The concept of machines replacing work previously done […]

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Infants with siblings and pets less likely to develop allergies

Having older siblings and a dog that lives in the home could reduce the likelihood of infants developing egg allergies, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Allergy. Food allergy, along with its most concerning manifestation – anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction) – is an increasingly common problem among children in many industrialised countries […]

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4½ myths about sunscreen and why they’re wrong

Many Australians are reluctant to use sunscreen, even though it’s an important element in preventing the skin cancers that affect about two in three of us at some time in our lives. The Cancer Council says myths about sunscreens contribute to this reluctance. Here are 4½ sunscreen myths and what the evidence really says. Confused about the ½? Well, it’s […]

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