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Study: Capping medical residents’ hours doesn’t hurt quality of care

When new rules by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education capped medical residents’ training hours at 80 hours per week in 2003, critics worried that the change would leave physicians-in-training unprepared for the challenges of independent practice. Now, new research published July 11 in the journal BMJ and led by scientists in the Department of… Read More »

Australia’s smoking suburb hotspots: study

Neighbouring Hobart suburbs have garnered an unwanted title for being Australia’s worst localities when it comes to the number of smokers. About 40 per cent of residents in Bridgewater and Gagebrook in Tasmania smoke, data from health policy think tank Mitchell Institute at Victoria University reveals. This compares to the national average adult rate of… Read More »