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Model finds key to COVID-19 deaths in the elderly

20 May, 2022

A person's ability to fight infections largely depends on how well their immune system replicates the cells effective at destroying the virus that causes the disease.

New micro-device set to boost IVF success

18 May, 2022

The University of Adelaide and Fertilis have developed a micro-device that will allow more IVF clinics to offer intracytoplasmic sperm injection as a treatment.

Long COVID: Half of patients hospitalised have at least one symptom two years on

18 May, 2022

Half of a a group of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 infection in Wuhan, China, still have at least one lingering symptom two years on, according to a new study.

Contact lens that can deliver glaucoma treatment

18 May, 2022

International researchers have developed a contact lens that is said to be capable of treating glaucoma by sensing when treatment is required and applying it.

Updated stroke management guidelines released

16 May, 2022

Over 30 new and updated recommendations have been made for stroke management since 2018.

Novel MRI tech for aggressive brain tumours gets funding boost

16 May, 2022

The University of South Australia and Ferronova are developing a novel technology to precisely image aggressive brain cancers and guide treatment.

Raw meat parasite linked to common eye disease

13 May, 2022

One in 150 Australians have retinal scars caused by the Toxoplasma parasite, according to new Flinders University analysis.

COPD management: trial to address deficiencies in primary care

13 May, 2022

A Cochrane Review has highlighted an urgent need to identify the best type of interventions to improve guideline-recommended management of COPD as well as patient-related outcomes in the primary care setting.

Alarming rise in esophageal cancer cases in middle-aged adults: US study

13 May, 2022

Adults aged 45 to 64 experienced a nearly doubled rate of esophageal cancer and a 50% increase in the precancerous condition Barrett’s esophagus between 2012 and 2019, according to a US study.

Study links early-life infections to future cardiovascular disease risk

11 May, 2022

A Melbourne-led study has found a link between early-life infections and cardiovascular disease risk in adulthood, offering opportunities for targeted intervention.

248K medicinal cannabis scripts approved

10 May, 2022

Around 248,000 medicinal cannabis scripts have been approved in Australia since 2016, and the drug is increasingly prescribed for various conditions, reveals a new study.

Team Medical and PracticeHub partner to improve efficiences

09 May, 2022

Healthcare service providers PracticeHub and Team Medical Supplies have joined forces to improve efficiencies.

Good IPC programs can reduce infections by 70% — WHO

09 May, 2022

Recent disease outbreaks have highlighted how healthcare settings can contribute to the spread of infections, if insufficient attention is paid to infection prevention and control.

Ibuprofen mixed with blood pressure meds can damage kidneys

09 May, 2022

People taking a diuretic and a renin-angiotensin system (RSA) inhibitor for high blood pressure should be cautious about also taking ibuprofen, suggests new research.

Study explores AMR bacteria presence in supermarket meat

09 May, 2022

New report claims there is an alarming proportion of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in packaged beef and salmon from Australian supermarkets.

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