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The Ever Changing Role of Nurses in the Healthcare system

Nurses make up the largest health care profession in Australia, unlike other professions the proportion of nurses to population is consistent across Australia. The capacity of practice for nurses tends to vary depending on the location. The first section of the paper will discuss the ever-changing role a Nurse in the health care system, the focus will be put on the role of a Nurse … Continue reading The Ever Changing Role of Nurses in the Healthcare system

Men get postnatal depression too, and as the mother’s main support, they need help

  Men also experience postnatal mental health and adjustment issues. from shutterstock.com Richard Fletcher, University of Newcastle; Jacqui Macdonald, Deakin University, and Louise Newman, University of Melbourne England’s National Health Service (NHS) this week announced it will offer mental health screening and treatment for new and expectant fathers whose partners are suffering from mental illness. The NHS described this as a “radical action to support … Continue reading Men get postnatal depression too, and as the mother’s main support, they need help

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Explainer | What is Anthrax and why is it dangerous?

Anthrax Anthrax is an infection that is caused by the gram-positive bacteria called Bacillus Anthracis. Anthrax can either be cutaneous, gastrointestinal or inhalation. History Anthrax was known by the names wool sorters and rag-pickers disease in 1800. This was because workers used to contract the disease through bacterial spores present in wool or fabric fibres. Spores are small thick-walled in the dormant stage of some … Continue reading Explainer | What is Anthrax and why is it dangerous?

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The Human Condition | Massacre, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and the Limits of International Law

Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or a tribe. Genocide was first recognised as a crime under international law in 1946. The United Nations in 1948 Codified Genocide as an independent crime. On the other hand, Ethnic cleansing according to UN definition is the “purposeful policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to remove … Continue reading The Human Condition | Massacre, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing and the Limits of International Law

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The Libyan Slave Trade | What we Know

The Libyan Slave Trade | What we Know What has caused the Slave trade? Several factors are said to have contributed to people smuggling/slave trade in Libya. Firstly, the splintered Libyan government, this was largely caused by the overthrow of Gaddafi and not having a proper leader and government to replace him. The result has been no rule of law, because the government is too … Continue reading The Libyan Slave Trade | What we Know

Tension as scientist at centre of CRIPSR outrage speaks at genome editing summit

  Jiankui He claims he has used CRISPR to edit the genomes of twin girls. Merlin Crossley, Author provided Merlin Crossley, UNSW I am currently at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, where controversial CRIPSR scientist Jiankui He presented his research just a few hours ago. He also answered questions from gene experts Robin Lovell-Badge (Crick Institute) and Matt Porteus (Stanford), plus assembled … Continue reading Tension as scientist at centre of CRIPSR outrage speaks at genome editing summit