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How to heal refugees
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
A James Cook University medical student is conducting groundbreaking research into how to better meet the healthcare needs of newly arrived refugees in North Queensland.

Northern Dentists taking action on domestic violence
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Dentists in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay will attend a briefing tonight on how to best support patients they suspect are experiencing domestic violence.

Skilling doctors to close the gap
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
James Cook University, in partnership with the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), is delivering a pioneering medical education initiative, in response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander calls for doctors to be better trained to help close the gap.

Worse outcomes for Indigenous Australians with peripheral artery disease
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
In a first-of-its-kind study, James Cook University researchers have found Indigenous Australians with peripheral artery disease (PAD) are diagnosed at a younger age, have higher rates of smoking and insulin-treated diabetes, and poorer long-term outcomes compared to non-Indigenous Australians.

New drug offers hope for patients in pain
Fri, 8 Jun 2018
James Cook University and Townsville Hospital are conducting a revolutionary drug trial that promises to relieve the suffering of patients with painful, non-healing wounds – which are three times more likely to afflict residents in the tropics than the national average.

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