Laser pointers bought legally for less than $30 are a threat to eyesight – with one pointer found to be 127 times over the legal limit.
Workers from Victoria's Thomas Embling psychiatric hospital are calling for more staff to deal with an increase in the number of assaults at the facility.
Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness continues for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible.
Hospitals and health workers are being targeted in war, with attacks in Yemen, South Sudan and Afghanistan. In Syria alone Médecins Sans Frontières supported health structures have been attacked over 60 times since January 2015. We refuse to accept that this is the new normal. Even war has rules.
Only a few years ago flying drones were associated with dropping bombs. Now thanks to a company called Vayu, a drone designed to help bring medical care to remote places was successfully used to deliver clinical blood and stool samples from rural villages in Madagascar to a central laboratory for testing. There were numerous flights conducted to prove the viability of using the technology on a regular basis over hilly terrain.
Storage and disposal of refuse is a necessary process in the hospital and healthcare workplace. In an environment that is notoriously busy, staff shouldn’t have to worry about where waste must be stored, or about the safety risk of tripping over a large bulky bin. It is important that the process of storage and removal is streamlined to ensure a clean and efficient workplace.
For medical and healthcare practices, one of the biggest and most important challenges is record keeping - not only of patient data but also of other documents deemed important to running the day-to-day business. It is naturally crucial that all medical records be readily available to share among GPs, specialist doctors, medical assistants, nurses and more. Given the ever-increasing computerisation of the industry, that means that all documents need to be available in digital form. However, even in practices where many internal systems have moved over to digital, in any given day it is common to produce a great number of physical documents as well. This is where technology from Brother is instrumental, especially in the conversion of physical records into the digital medium. The operations of most healthcare facilities produces many physical documents including referrals, clinical notes, test results, patient correspondence and the like so it is important that a digital counterpart exist to allow records to be stored and, where required, shared.
Hand injuries are the most common in the workplace; so why isn't more done to prevent them?
Why does flu make us feel like we are failing at life? Viral infections have long been known to make the best of us feel moody, depressed and generally hopeless. A study in mice, published in Immunity, now reveals how the antiviral immune response alters brain activity. Upon infection, brain cells lining blood vessels produce a protein called CXCL10. This impairs neuronal firing in the hippocampus -- a brain region important in learning, memory, and mood.
Cars have evolved a lot faster than we have. Our bodies are not equipped to manage the forces in most crash scenarios. This has prompted a new Victorian initiative to reduce road deaths and injuries.