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ECG Tests Delivered over iPhone Can Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation Easily and Cheaply

02 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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 Pave the Way for Personalised Treatments for Bacterial Diseases

03 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.


Research Aimed at Improving Cancer Services to Indigenous People

13 January, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A national group of researchers has been awarded a grant of $2.5million to improve cancer services to Indigenous people throughout Australia.


New Reporting Mechanism for Antipsychotic Use in Aged Care

12 August, 2013 by Petrina Smith

 A review of antipsychotic medicine use in residential aged care facilities will be carried out by NPS MedicineWise and Webstercare.


New Information Shows Rate of Seclusion in Mental Health Facilities is Falling

19 July, 2013 by Petrina Smith

For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published information on seclusion in mental health facilities.


Up-skilling your aged care workforce

04 September, 2012 by John Connole

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.


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