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Parkinson's now diagnosed before symptoms appear

09 September, 2017

A new Australian tool offers hope to Parkinson's sufferers globally.

More accurate blood pressure measure method

22 August, 2017

Let there be light: more accurate blood pressure measure uses light pulses

Dental braces wire found in bowels

10 August, 2017

A woman's stomach pain had an unusual source.

Dementia detection, diagnosis aided by pressure-sore skin test

12 July, 2017 by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

Changes in the skin tissue of dementia patients make them more vulnerable to the development of pressure ulcers.

Evidence found of autoimmunity role in Parkinson’s disease

27 June, 2017

First direct evidence that abnormal protein in Parkinson's disease triggers immune response.

Improved use of existing drugs possible for cancer treatment

27 June, 2017

Researchers have identified a unique feature of cancer stem cells that can be exploited to kill the deadly cells thought to be the reason that cancer comes back after therapy.

Doctor bias may lead to low-value interventions

17 May, 2017

Doctors should be aware that psychological factors could lead them to suggest medical interventions of little or no value to patients, according to a review on clinical decision-making published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Is it time for dermatologists to learn genomics?

12 May, 2017

Researchers at the University of Queensland have reviewed the key genes affecting pigmentation, in what could be the first step towards using genomics to identify patients genetically predisposed to skin cancer.

Vale Basil Hetzel AC — a giant of public health

09 February, 2017

The Public Health Association of Australia joins with the broader community in farewelling Basil Hetzel AC, an international giant in public health, who died on 4 February.

Fabric that’s good for you

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Hi-tech fibres for the high demands of infection prevention and control.

Watching the watchhouse

15 March, 2016 by ahhb

Australia behind in dealing with workplace injuries

30 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Workplace related injuries are costing the Australian economy an estimated $60.6bn each year, The Konekt Market Report has found.

Poor Mobile Phone Hygiene Guidelines in Hospitals

15 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The recent study in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene found that medical staff using mobile phones in hospitals help spread bugs through constant handling and poor cleaning habits.

Ethics and Choosing Wisely

13 July, 2015 by ahhb

5.2.1 Ensuring that the services you provide are necessary and likely to benefit the patient. 5.2.2 Upholding the patient’s right to gain access to the necessary level of healthcare and, whenever possible, helping them to do so. 5.2.3 Supporting the transparent and equitable allocation of healthcare resources. 5.2.4 Understanding that your use of resources can affect the access other patients have to healthcare resources.

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