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John F. Kennedy


Library competition....the winner is?

The winner of our Research Week competition is Geraldine Richards who receives a bottle of red wine.

Second prize-winners - Salvatore Mangiafico and Renee Chmielewski.

All prizes donated by Library staff


Recognising patient deterioration

Improved monitoring of sick patients in hospitals has been a major rationale for the development of intensive care units. Authors Bates & Zimlichman discuss how technologies - ehealth records, sensors, mobile devices and analytics - could be introduced to enhance the recognition of patient's physiological deterioration. However "to implement these interventions effectively in the complex environments in healthcare, we will have to pay careful attention to sociotechnical factors, as they can trump even the best technologies". Authors

Source: BMJ quality & safety Sept 2014: Online first


Legal marijuana and paediatric exposure: ED visits

The US marijuana industry is expected to exceed $3 billion as US States continue to pass law to legalize the use of marijuana. Authors discuss the hospitalisation data, and from a public health standpoint, raise concerns regarding the access children have to marijuana.

Source: Annals of emergency medicine Oct 2014: 64(4) A19-A21


Unsocial work hours cause social stress

The latest Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) national report found regular evening/night work is associated with the greatest negative impact on women's work. Regularly working Sundays is clearly associated with higher work-life interference.

More than 2600 Australians working in a range of industries across the nation were interviewed. 62% worked standard weekday hours, while 30% regularly worked Saturdays and 18% regularly worked Sundays.

Report author Dr Skinner states "our findings directly contest and contradict the notion that most people now operate in a 24/7 economy in which standard working hours no longer exist and that people choose to work long and non-standard hours because it suits them."

Source: The Persistent Challenge: Living, Working and Caring in Australia in 2014


Living with schizophrenia – key readings

Following on from Mental Health awareness week, BioMed Central has these key readings freely available:


Rapid vs gradual weight loss

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the Weight Control Clinic at Austin Health explored the commonly held belief that those who lose weight quickly also regain weight at a fast rate. In this randomized controlled trial, 200 participants were assigned to either a gradual weight loss or rapid weight loss programme. The study concludes that the "rate of weight loss does not affect the proportion of weight regained within 144 weeks. These findings are not consistent with present dietary guidelines which recommend gradual over rapid weight loss, based on the belief that rapid weight loss is more quickly regained."

Source: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Early online publication, 16 October 2014.


New books on display @ Austin

Psychopharmacology and pregnancy : treatment efficacy, risks, and guidelines / edited by Megan Galbally, Martien Snellen, Andrew Lewis. Springer, 2014

Care of older adults : a strengths-based approach / Wendy Moyle, Deborah Parker, Marguerite Bramble.Cambrige University Press, 2014


New books on display can be reserved by contacting the library.


New journals

The following journal titles received this week are only available in print format in the library:

Ethics & medicine. Vol. 30, no. 3  Fall, 2014

European journal of gynaecological oncology. Vol. XXXV, no. 5, 2014

Health care for women international . Vol. 35, no. 7-9, 2014

The journal of reproductive medicine. Vol. 59, no. 9-10, Sept-Oct 2014

Nature. Vol. 514, no. 7520; Vol. 514, no. 7521, 9 October 2014

Nursing times. Vol.  110, no. 40, 1 October , 2014


Looking for more journals?

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Simply select the link and search for the journals you require.
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