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    Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 - Implementation Plan
    (Department of Health, 2019-03-04)
    Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch
    This Implementation Plan supports the Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework. Given that suicide is an issue that affects all our community, we are all responsible for its prevention. All groups and agencies across our community need to come together, with a coordinated and collaborative approach, making the best use of shared skills and resources. That includes health services, education, industry, housing, business, the legal and justice systems, emergency services, community based organisations, volunteer and sporting groups, the media, private sector and any other interested party.
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    Melioidosis and the liver
    (Elsevier Inc., 2025)
    None available.
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    63 - Scabies
    (Elsevier Limited, 2023-10-13) ;
    McCarthy, James S.
    Scabies presents as an intensely pruritic rash that predominantly involves hairless and thin skin such as web spaces of the hands and skin creases. Sensitization to mite products is responsible for the itch and therefore symptom onset is usually delayed by weeks in the first infection. Secondary bacterial infection with Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes is responsible for significant morbidity. Crusted scabies, the most severe form of scabies, presents as a hyperkeratotic rash. Lesions are loaded with mites and such patients are highly infectious. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the most important mode of transmission. Parasitological diagnosis is difficult and therefore clinical diagnosis is usually relied upon, although new diagnostic methods are under development. The most commonly used treatment of choice is topical permethrin cream applied to the whole body. Ivermectin, administered orally, is increasingly being used, including for mass drug administration.
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    94: Of Microbes and Mud
    (Febrile, 2024-03-04)
    Dong, Sara
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    “Drs. Genevieve Martin, Catherine Marshall, and Bart Currie from the Royal Darwin Hospital share their approach to Burkholderia pseudomallei aka melioidosis!”
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Māori and Remote Area Mental Health
    (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    Tinning, Verena
    Thompson, Graeme
    "This chapter is divided into three sections. The first provides the reader with a historical perspective of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples, the impact of colonisation and contemporary access to mental health care. The second section is written from a remote rural mental health nurse perspective, providing insight into some of the concerns and challenges of working in often far distant places, away from acute care services, to provide mental health care to Indigenous people within Australia. The last section comes from our colleagues in New Zealand, exploring the bi-cultural nature of mental health care in that country. This section offers insights into how care can be provided within a culturally safe and inclusive manner. " -- taken from the introduction to the chapter.
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    Browns Oxide project biting insect assessment
    (Medical Entomology, DHCS, 2008-05)
    Warchot A
    Whelan PI
    Compass Resources NL is proposing the development of the Browns Oxide mine, located in the Northern Territory approximately 65km south of Darwin and 7km north-west of Batchelor (Figure 1).The project is currently under construction. Compass Resources NL proposes to utilise open cut mining methods and a conventional hydrometallurgical process to extract approximately 3.9 million tonnes of oxide ore and produce copper, cobalt and nickel over a four year period (Public Environmental Report (PER) - Enesar Consulting Pty Ltd 2005). Mine sites have the potential to create or exacerbate mosquito breeding, from the creation of water dams, wetland filters, borrow pits, sediment traps, pit water discharge, waste water disposal, as well as the construction of roads and mine waste dumps. Mine sites also have the potential to introduce new mosquito species into the Northern Territory, such as the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti from North Queensland, if equipment is sourced from this area. Therefore, all major development in the NT is required to consider mosquito breeding during the Environmental Assessment process, to ensure development does not create new mosquito breeding sites.
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    BCG incident and side effects reporting form
    (Department of Health, 2016)
    Department of Health
    Centre for Disease Control
    This form can be used to report both incidents relating to administration and BCG side effects.
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    A Cost-Effective Novel Innovative Box (C-Box) to Prevent Cockroach Infestation of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Equipment: A Unique Problem in Northern Tropical Australia.
    (2019-09-03) ;
    White, Scott
    Cockroaches and other pests infestation of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment has been rarely reported in the medical literature. In this report, we describe a box (C-Box) designed to prevent pest infestation of the CPAP equipment. Over experience, using this C-Box has demonstrated that it can prevent pest infestation and reduce the cost of replacing pest-infested CPAP machines.
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    (Territory Health Services, 1996-02-06)
    Territory Health Services
    Territory Health Service's primary interest is the health and well-being of the people of the Northern Territory. Casemix and the information technology required to support implementation only matter if they add to our capacity to improve the health and well-being of all Territorians.
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    Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators Report, 2014
    (Department of Health, 2016)
    Department of Health
    Health Gains Planning
    This report is based on the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicator system. It focuses on primary health care delivered to Aboriginal people living in the NT and presents the main findings from the 2010 to 2014 data collection, including health service utilisation, activity and workload, and selected Primary Health Care activities.