An quick and easy ECG test delivered over an iPhone by pharmacists could cheaply diagnose atrial fibrillation, a common abnormal heart rhythm that causes a third of all strokes and doubles the chances of premature death.
Researchers have developed a new method for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic molecules in the blood and how they work against bacteria, paving the way for personalised treatments for bacterial diseases.
A national group of researchers has been awarded a grant of $2.5million to improve cancer services to Indigenous people throughout Australia.
A review of antipsychotic medicine use in residential aged care facilities will be carried out by NPS MedicineWise and Webstercare.
For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published information on seclusion in mental health facilities.
The skill and knowledge base of employees in the aged care industry must match the innovation their organisation is seeking. Louise Absalom and Trish McReynolds report.