Clinical Services

90% of Aussie adults experience tooth decay

20 March, 2018 by

A new report finds one in 10 preventable hospital admissions are due to dental conditions, while one-third of Aussie five- and six-year-olds have decay in their baby teeth.

When something 'sterile' is not

19 March, 2018 by Professor Ramon Shaban*

Contaminated sterile ultrasound gel causes an outbreak of blood stream and other infections.

Soy-milk formula affects infant reproductive organs

16 March, 2018 by

The effects are subtle and not cause for alarm, but further research into the long-term effects of the oestrogen-like compounds found in soy-based formulas is required.

Open heart surgery impacts Vit D levels

15 March, 2018 by

A vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions.

Opioids unnecessary for chronic pain

09 March, 2018 by

A small US study has found that non-opioid-based medicines were as effective as opioid medicines at improving chronic back, hip or knee pain.

Nerve agents: UK Russian ex-spy poisoning insights

08 March, 2018 by Dr Chris Morris*

UK police have confirmed that the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were likely poisoned by a nerve agent. Dr Chris Morris provides medical insights.

Alere DDS2 mobile drug test system

06 March, 2018 by | Supplied by: Alere Australia

The Alere DDS2 mobile test system is a handheld analyser for the rapid screening of drugs of abuse in oral fluid.

Ansell Microflex 93-833 certified ergonomic gloves

28 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Ansell

The Microflex 93-833 with ERGOFORM is a certified ergonomic nitrile glove designed to reduce hand fatigue and muscle exertion associated with carpel tunnel syndrome.

30% of emergency patient cannulas unnecessary

27 February, 2018 by

Following research into cannula use in emergency departments, a new program being adopted by hospitals could save the nation's healthcare system $13 million annually.

Essential expertise: pharmacists stepping up

27 February, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

Hospital pharmacists are committed to supporting sustainability.

1 in 10 people suffer infection after gastrointestinal surgery

21 February, 2018 by

The global study also found that more than 1 in 5 surgical site infections were resistant to antibiotics given before surgery to prevent infections.

Enware Type B Handwash Station Kits

20 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Enware Australia Pty Ltd

Enware Type B Handwash Station Kits are designed to meet the requirements for healthcare applications.

Sex post-heart attack: it's time to talk

16 February, 2018 by

The Heart Foundation is encouraging health professionals to talk to heart attack survivors about sex and intimacy.

New class of antibiotics found in soil

15 February, 2018 by

Getting your hands dirty takes on new meaning, with scientists turning to soil to fight infections.

Fentanyl linked to amnesia

14 February, 2018 by

Fentanyl — alone, or in combination with stimulants — may put substance users at further risk, whether they take it knowingly or not, by causing amnesia.

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