Clinical Services

Model predicts chance of septic shock in children

18 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel method for predicting which children arriving in emergency departments are most likely to go into septic shock.


Call to lower Australian LDL-C targets

15 November, 2019

The release of new European guidelines on dyslipidaemias has called Australia’s LDL-C targets into question.


Australian research leading the charge in malaria elimination

15 November, 2019

Professor Brendan Crabb received the 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence for his research on malaria.


Brain scanning on the move, bike helmet style

14 November, 2019

A wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner — which allows natural movement during scanning — has been used in a UK study to measure brain activity in young children.


Ageing in pain

14 November, 2019 by Carol Bennett, CEO, Painaustralia

How do we best respond to the pain experienced by some of the most frail and vulnerable people in our communities?


Copper beds assist infection control

13 November, 2019

A study has found that intensive care unit (ICU) copper hospital beds harbour 95% fewer bacteria than conventional hospital beds, asssisting with infection control.


Global warming's threat to health

11 November, 2019

Monash University researchers warn that global warming is likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure.


Online resources for early menopause sufferers

11 November, 2019

Monash University and RMIT, in collaboration Healthtalk Australia, have launched an online resource to address the lack of information and awareness of early menopause.


Novel technique for reducing back pain

07 November, 2019

Neurosurgeon Dr Marc Coughlan has introduced a minimally invasive endoscopic radiofrequency denervation for the treatment of back pain.


New Medicare services for complex eating disorders

05 November, 2019

Australians with complex eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia will be able to access new services through Medicare from 1 November 2019.


PET scan rebate introduced for breast cancer

05 November, 2019

From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will be available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.


Upping air quality with hydroxyls

05 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Baxx Australia

Hydroxyls can now be reproduced via compact devices that are placed in hospitals and aged-care facilities to rid the air of airborne pathogens.


Norovirus — the importance of infection prevention and enhanced cleaning and disinfection

01 November, 2019 by Glenys Harrington, Consultant, Infection Control, Diversey | Supplied by: Diversey Australia Pty Ltd

Critical to prevention and control of norovirus outbreaks are standard and contact precautions in addition to enhanced cleaning and disinfection.


The challenge of treating scars

01 November, 2019

With a range of different scar types and a variety of repair methods available, the treatment of scarring remains a challenge.


Yoghurt + high fibre diet = lowered risk of lung cancer

31 October, 2019

A study has found that a diet high in fibre and yoghurt is associated with reduced risk of lung cancer.


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