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Acetaminophen relieves postoperative shivering

25 October, 2017

Commonly used drugs like Tylenol have been found effective.

Ketamine may relieve migraines

21 October, 2017

Used as a general anaesthetic, the drug may alleviate intractable migraines.

Ketamine doesn't reduce delirium or pain after surgery, researchers claim

02 June, 2017

US anaesthesiologists have questioned the efficacy of ketamine use during surgery, stating the drug does not reduce pain during recovery or alleviate delirium as previously claimed.

Human Factors and Safety Improvements for Infection Prevention

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

There are around 200,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Australian acute healthcare facilities each year. This makes HAIs the most common complication affecting patients in hospital. As well as causing unnecessary pain and suffering for patients and their families, these adverse events prolong hospital stays and are costly to the health system.1

Man, 68, given new jaw after cancer battle

27 July, 2016 by Corin Kelly

A novel 3D modelling and printing technique has been used to create a prosthetic jaw for the first time.  Shirley Anderson, an Indiana resident, was diagnosed with cancer on his tongue almost 18 years ago.

Need Anti Microbial and Flame Retardant curtain fabrics?

23 February, 2016 by AHHB

We know your priority - best practice germ control.

It stays with you

21 October, 2015 by ahhb

Ethics in IVF Gender Selection: The Conversation

31 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy. Read the rest of the series here.

The Ethics and Practice of Twenty-First Century Intensive Care Units

11 August, 2015 by John Connole

It is ethically and legally important to respect patient’s autonomy and dignity and to always act in their best interests and avoid doing harm, writes Professor William Silvester.

Antibiotic Resistance and Australia's New Superbug

30 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

At current UK government estimates, we could see up to 10 million deaths per year by 2050 from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, taking us back to the days when people died of simple infections.

What the 2015 Budget Holds for Australian Health

13 May, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Yesterday’s 2015-16 Federal Budget announcement held a lot of news for the medical sector. While we will be exploring each of the sections in further details over the next few days, here is a summary of the key points from the Government’s proposal to reduce national debt and stimulate the economy.

Natural Conception for HIV-Positive Parents

28 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

More good news for HIV-positive people hoping to conceive: a combination treatment that allows for natural conception may soon be available in Australia. But what will it mean for addressing the stigma attached to those living with HIV? And what about those born to HIV-positive parents?

Australia’s painful secret

11 January, 2015 by ahhb

Obesity Can Reduce Life Expectancy by up to Eight Years

05 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Obesity and extreme obesity have the potential to reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and deprive adults of as much as 19 years of healthy life as a result of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests.

Australian Infection Prevention Efforts Having Positive Impact

27 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Infection prevention and control efforts in Australia are having a positive impact on patient outcomes and should be embraced even further.

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