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The Conversation: Three Ethical Ways to Increase Organ Donation in Australia

08 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Australia’s organ donation levels are low by international standards. At least twenty countries achieve better donation rates than Australia’s 16.1 donors per million population (DPMP), including Belgium (29.9 DPMP), the United States (25.9), France (25.5) and the United Kingdom (20.8).

Tropfest Competition Focusing on Antibiotic Resistance

04 May, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Calling all filmmakers: This year’s Tropfest has teamed up with the NPS MedicineWise to run a community service announcement film competition educating the public on the issue of antibiotic resistance. The winners will share a prize pool of $10,000 in cash.

Common Cold Study Investigates Relationship Between Temperature and Immune Response

07 January, 2015 by Petrina Smith

A Yale University-led study may confirm the regularly contested notion that people are more likely to catch a common cold in cool-weather conditions.

World Heart Federation Announces New President

07 January, 2015 by Petrina Smith

The World Heart Federation has announced that Dr Salim Yusuf has begun his tenure as the new President of the organisation, following on from immediate Past-President, Prof. K. Srinath Reddy.

Communication is the Key to Ensure Good Infection Prevention Outcomes

12 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Simple, quality communication with patients is the key to ensuring infection prevention and control outcomes are improved.

Collaboration will Result in World Class Allied Health Research

09 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A merger with the Menzies Foundation is set to position Griffith University as a leader in world-class allied health research.

Researchers Discover Genes for Glaucoma

02 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Western Australian researchers have played an important role in a major international collaboration to discover genes for glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness.

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill to Be Debated in the Senate

26 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

With the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 being debated in the Senate this week, the The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is arguing Australians already pay too much for their medicines.

Rise in Diagnostic Imaging Tests Ordered by GPs

23 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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Whooping Cough Vaccination Program for Women

09 July, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A vaccination program for pregnant women will help protect their newborn babies from deadly whooping cough as part of the Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy.

Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia Released Today

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The management of common health conditions varies considerably depending upon where people live, according to the paper Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Free Online Biomedical Imaging Courses

03 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Learning about brain scans and other biomedical imaging tools is now free to anyone anywhere who has access to a computer and the internet.

New Medicines Listed on PBS

18 December, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Medicines to treat diabetes and lung cancer have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

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