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Pembrolizumab plus chemo improves outcomes in advanced NSCLC

11 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The addition of PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab to standard first-line chemotherapy for treatment-naïve advanced non-small-cell lung cancer significantly improves response rates and progression-free survival, researchers reported at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.

Killer T Cells - marching towards a viral cure

11 October, 2016 by AHHB

New research has taken us a step closer to finding a cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as other infections including the glandular fever virus, which is associated with the development of lymphoma. Some infections, such as HIV, cannot be cured with antiviral therapy because the virus effectively hides from the immune system.

Building Capacity through Collaboration

11 October, 2016 by AHHB

In the lead up to the Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare conference, 17-19 October, John Kirwan reflects on almost 40 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. He urges us to look closely at the potential of working with the broader health community and organisations outside health to ensure food security and address the rise in co-morbidity.

Vascular grafts grow with patient post-op

07 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Surgical heart reconstructions using graft materials can do amazing things for patients, but in young children they have a serious limitation. The grafts don’t grow along with a growing heart, and so for procedures such as right ventricular outflow tract reconstructions repeat surgeries are required. Now researchers at University of Minnesota are reporting in journal Nature Communications on newly developed “off-the-shelf” vascular grafts that can grow as the tissue they’re connecting develops and matures.

Comedian goes into the lab to reduce suicide

06 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

A lightbulb moment after a show on a cruise ship four years ago was a career turning point for comedian Mark McConville.

Patients on Poppers - can you spot them?

04 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Amyl nitrite is the most well known of a group of chemicals called alkyl nitrites, usually referred to as poppers. Product names include rush, TNT, thrust, jungle juice, ram and kix, according to Julaine Allan, from Charles Sturt University.

Breast density matters in cancer detection

04 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The warning from a new Australian alliance of breast cancer researchers is that almost 8% of women have extremely high breast density, which can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram. These women are also more likely to develop breast cancer in the future.

Towards better, more efficient and safer patient care: Barcode scanning in healthcare

04 October, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

Barcodes are already widely used across the medical sector, particularly in warehouses and central pharmacies, though they’ve also made some inroads into clinical environments too – patient wristbands, bio-samples, test tubes and order sheets, just to name a few.

Register now for ACIPC 2016

04 October, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

20 – 23 November 2016, Melbourne Victoria.

We are just days away from Australia’s biggest age services event!

04 October, 2016 by Ryan Mccann

 LASA National Congress 2016  Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, 9 – 12 October

Whitecoat - rating your doctor online

03 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Sue Dunlevy. First TripAdvisor, then Uber now there’s an online website to help you find the cheapest, best doctor. 28 July 2016.

Quiet please in the ICU!

26 September, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Noise levels in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can go well above recommended levels, disturbing both patients and the medical teams that care for the, according to a study presented at Euroanaesthesia 2016. The study is by Dr Eveline Claes, Jessa Ziekenhuis Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium and colleagues.

Your patient's funeral. Do you attend?

26 September, 2016 by Corin Kelly

New research at the University of Adelaide has shed light on how many doctors are attending the funerals of their patients and the reasons behind their choice. The researchers say more needs to be done within the medical profession to openly discuss the issue.

Tristel Rinse Assure: Reducing TVCs down to zero at Neath & Port Talbot Hospital

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

The Endoscopy Outreach Department at Neath & Port Talbot Hospital uses four QED Washer Disinfectors (WDs) to disinfect medical devices including bronchoscopes, gastroscopes, colonoscopes, cystoscopes and duodenoscopes. The quality of the water going into the washers had been tested in accordance with HTM2030.

Healthy Solutions. Suited to all meal times, throughout the day

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Nestle? Professional is the perfect partner to offer healthy food and beverage options, suited for all meal times throughout the day. With brands you can trust, our unrivalled expertise in foodservice is perfectly aligned to the demanding needs of hospitals and aged care.

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