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Fish oil's role in stopping superbugs

22 June, 2021

Australian scientists have discovered that regular fish oil has the potential to break down superbugs' ability to become resistant to antibiotics.

Increased options for infection prevention and bed flow managers

18 June, 2021 by Kate Smith (RN/RM, CRNI, GCertNurs, Cert IV TAA), Head of Clinical Solutions, Training and Support, GAMA Healthcare

Rediroom provides an instant and mobile patient isolation solution increasing bed management options for Infection Prevention Teams and Bed Flow Managers.

Promising results from Novavax Phase 3 vaccine trial

18 June, 2021

Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated 100% protection against moderate and severe disease, with 90.4% efficacy overall, in the PREVENT-19 Phase 3 trial.

New shingles vaccine now available in Australia

10 June, 2021

GSK Australia has announced that a new vaccine to help protect against shingles in adults aged 50 years and older is now available on the private market in Australia.

Health care partners with Tennant's autonomous T7AMR

01 June, 2021

Robotic floor cleaning can support enhanced cleaning performance and protocols, helping healthcare organisations unlock consistent cleanliness and operational efficiencies.

COVID-19 antiviral treatment developed in Qld

18 May, 2021

Australian and US researchers have developed an experimental direct-acting antiviral therapy to treat COVID-19.

Kirby Institute modelling could assist pandemic exit strategy

13 May, 2021

UNSW's Kirby Institute has used mathematical modelling to test the effectiveness of different vaccination strategies for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

What's happening in workplace washrooms?

04 May, 2021

In the washroom, Australians are most concerned about their co-workers not washing their hands, touching door handles and taps, and the cleanliness of the air.

Could real-time PCR testing rekindle the travel dream?

03 May, 2021 by Abel Ang, Group CEO of Advanced MedTech

A Singapore–Australia travel bubble may be possible with fast and accurate ways to test and clear incoming visitors.

Pharmacists and GPs welcome changes to vaccine rollout

26 April, 2021

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have welcomed changes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

UV-C HLD: a sound solution for point-of care ultrasound

23 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

MediSound partnered with French company Germitec to offer Australia a system that can high-level disinfect an ultrasound probe and cable in 90 seconds.

UV Angel technology helps dental group grow 25% during pandemic

22 April, 2021

Installation of UV Angel at Smile One Services raised the bar for the standard of safety for staff and patients, and increased revenue by 25% compared with pre-pandemic business.

RMIT researchers develop nanothin superbug killer

14 April, 2021

The coating could be used on wound dressings and implants to prevent and treat potentially deadly bacterial and fungal infections.

Joint venture sets sights on hygiene innovation tech

12 April, 2021

Avalon Robotics — a joint venture between Avalon SteriTech and SoftBank Robotics Group — will focus on developing innovative products and technologies that benefit public health and wellbeing.

Pfizer preferred for <50s due to AstraZeneca blood clot risk

12 April, 2021 by Lauren Davis

The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be the preferred choice for Australians under the age of 50, due to rare but serious blood clotting side effects.

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