Clinical Services > Diagnostics

Alere DDS2 mobile drug test system

06 March, 2018

The Alere DDS2 mobile test system is a handheld analyser for the rapid screening of drugs of abuse in oral fluid.


Healthcare without bounds: diagnostic innovations and seamless care

07 February, 2018

Within the healthcare system, there seems to be barriers to providing patients with personalised, effective care.


New blood test diagnoses Alzheimer's

01 February, 2018

Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict Alzheimer's with 90% accuracy, years before symptoms appear.


High-tech solution to floaters

20 November, 2017

Patients may soon be able to zap away annoying flecks in their vision.


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.


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.


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.


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


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