Clinical Services

Melanoma blood test could save thousands

18 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Edith Cowan University

A new blood test that can identify melanoma in its early stages could save thousands of lives — and dollars.

Should hand air-dryers be used in a healthcare setting?

12 July, 2018 by Cathryn Murphy*

Research suggests that hot air- and jet air-dryers should not be used in a healthcare setting.

When no-one is looking

11 July, 2018 by

Hand hygiene levels in hospitals drop dramatically when no-one is watching, according to a new UNSW study.

1 in 5 Australians chemically sensitive

10 July, 2018 by

Common chemicals are causing many Australians to develop debilitating sensitivities.

'Bad' antibodies leading to sepsis

06 July, 2018 by

Removing inhibitory antibodies from plasma has resulted in immediate health improvement for some sepsis patients, and offers an alternative sepsis treatment.

Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator

01 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Spirax Sarco Pty Ltd

The Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator (AH-CSG) unit provides clean steam to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014.

MATOS PLUS Pharmacy Refrigerator Range

01 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Rollex Medical

The MATOS PLUS range of refrigerators features an aluminium interior and the latest technology in controllers and compressors for accurate temperature stability.

Marriage wards off heart disease

29 June, 2018 by

Marriage may protect against the development of heart disease/stroke, as well as influence who is more likely to die of it.

Toothpaste, handwash linked to antibiotic resistance

28 June, 2018 by

A UQ study finds strong evidence that the triclosan, used in personal care products, is accelerating the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Seven signs of drug and alcohol dependence

27 June, 2018 by

With the number of drug-related deaths reaching an all-time high among men, identifying signs of dependence and facilitating treatment is essential.

Dr burnout not a 'rite of passage'

22 June, 2018 by

With their mental and physical wellbeing on the line, younger doctors need to be protected from burnout by their more senior colleagues.

Fake orthodontist convicted

21 June, 2018 by

A Victorian man, who pretended to be a dental specialist and performed restricted dental acts, has been convicted and fined $65,000.

Game-changing glove has built-in infection control

15 June, 2018 by

A new type of medical examination glove has built-in antimicrobial technology that is proven to prevent the spread of infection.

Superhero hospital gown to the rescue!

14 June, 2018 by

Inspired by his young daughter undergoing chemo, a tradie Dad and his mate have designed superhero hospital gowns for sick children.

Nurses better at identifying colorectal cancer

13 June, 2018 by

It seems nurses are doing a better job than doctors at identifying colorectal cancer.

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