Retrospective study suggests ED physicians improving both outcomes and efficiency of care

As policymakers focus on improving health care value, there has been increasing attention to Emergency Department (ED) care, which is often thought to be high cost and of variable quality, according to policymakers and health care leaders. Yet despite rising ED costs and efforts to encourage alternative sources of acute care, such as going to an urgent care clinic or […]

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IVF birth rates improving, multiple birth rate at a record low

IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. IVF success rates in Australia and New Zealand have continued to improve, while the number of IVF twins are falling, a new UNSW report has shown. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New […]

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The fitness craze that’s improving health and the environment

A fitness craze that saves the planet, brings communities together and improves your overall health? Welcome to “plogging”. Originating in Sweden, the phenomenon simply involves jogging while picking up rubbish along the route. While some conscientious runners have adopted this habit as a solo endeavour to clean up their neighbourhood, the plogging trend has made it a sociable, communal affair. […]

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