Clinical Services

Steep increase in liver cancer in Australia

15 October, 2017 by

New cases of liver cancer in Australia more than doubled between 1990 and 2015.

Sci-fi smart bandage promotes healing

14 October, 2017 by

Laced with electronic fibres coated with medication, this futuristic bandage can be activated by a smartphone.

Fever in pregnancy confirmed as source of heart, face defects

12 October, 2017 by

It is fever, rather than another underlying issue, that is causing defects during pregnancy.

PBS medicines in hospitals — Australia's quiet success story

10 October, 2017 by Kristin Michaels*

The Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) medicines in hospitals program enables hospital access to PBS funding in some capacity in most states and territories. Adoption by NSW and the ACT would cement this landmark program.

Vitamin D may halve asthma attacks

06 October, 2017 by

Taking vitamin D together with standard asthma medication could halve the risk of severe asthma attacks.

Call to ban cigarettes in Australia

05 October, 2017 by

A call to replace cigarettes with e-cigarettes has been made, following research showing thousands of lives could be saved.

MRI safe for pacemakers, defibrillators

05 October, 2017 by

Contrary to earlier beliefs, MRI is safe for cardiac electronic devices, according to new research.

Dr app: smartphone apps effective for depression

04 October, 2017 by

New research has found apps could provide safe and accessible interventions for millions of people.

E-triage tool improves emergency outcomes

03 October, 2017 by

Developed in the US, an E-triage tool is providing more accurate ESI allocation.

By age 14, one-quarter of girls depressed

02 October, 2017 by

Research into depression in children has revealed alarming results.

Remain on aspirin to avoid repeat heart attack, stroke

02 October, 2017 by

Heart attack and stroke victims who cease low-dose, long-term aspiring treatment are at increased risk of a repeat event.

1 in 12 deaths could be avoided with regular exercise

30 September, 2017 by

Any type of physical activity, done regularly, significantly reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

Female GPs: positively impacting our health

27 September, 2017 by

The impact has been particularly beneficial in the area of preventative medicine.

Serotonin abnormalities linked to SIDS

26 September, 2017 by

The common brain chemical serotonin may be contributing to sudden infant death syndrome.

Goodbye, Pap smears — HPV screening better at cancer detection

26 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

In December, HPV screening will replace Pap smears, aligning with evidence from Australia's largest clinical trial.

  • All content Copyright © 2017 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd