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Polytherapy-based approach to fight mutidrug resistance

25 January, 2022

Researchers have discovered that the use of nanoparticles, in combination with other antibiotics, could help prevent antibiotic resistance and reduce antibiotic intake.


Emerging stronger

25 January, 2022

From delivering over 500K vaccinations to disability and aged-care residents to achieving over five million completions for its online COVID-19 training platform for the Department of Health, global healthcare provider Aspen Medical has played a key role in Australia's pandemic response.


Bacterial AMR played a role in 4.95 million deaths in 2019

24 January, 2022

Antimicrobial-resistant infections played a role in 4.95 million deaths in 2019, according to analysis of 204 countries and territories.


Two antiviral COVID-19 treatments approved

21 January, 2022

The government has welcomed the Therapeutic Goods Administration's (TGA) provisional approval of the first oral treatments for COVID-19, Lagevrio (molnupiravir) and Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir + ritonavir).


'Fitbit for the face' turns masks into monitoring devices

14 January, 2022

Northwestern University engineers have developed FaceBit, a smart sensor platform that features a tiny magnet and can attach to any N95, cloth or surgical face mask.


Hospital workers need rapid tests to fight Omicron peak — SHPA

12 January, 2022

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has reiterated the urgent need for rapid antigen tests (RATs) to be made available to hospital pharmacists and their colleagues, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.


Whiteley McLaws Hand Hygiene Compliance Calculator

01 January, 2022

The McLaws Hand Hygiene Compliance Calculator has been developed by renowned epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws to improve hand hygiene compliance in hospitals.


Infection control: new copper surface kills bacteria 100 times faster

15 December, 2021

A new copper surface, said to kill the bacteria over 100 times faster than standard copper, could help combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs.


Telehealth to become a permanent feature

13 December, 2021

Telehealth services, which have helped improve access to health care and underpinned much of the government's COVID-19 response, will become a permanent feature of primary health care.


Key aspects to consider when purchasing a UVC disinfection system

01 December, 2021

Environmental disinfection has become the new battleground in the ongoing fight to reduce the risk of infection transmission.


Omicron: understanding the level of severity will take days to weeks — WHO

29 November, 2021

The new Omicron COVID-19 variant has been declared to be "of concern" by the World Health Organization but understanding the level of severity will take days to weeks.


HIV patient's immune system may have cured her of infection

17 November, 2021

A woman diagnosed with HIV-1 infection in 2013 may have achieved a natural sterilisation cure without stem cell transplant.


Diabetic foot ulcer formulation could also kill COVID-19 virus indoors

12 November, 2021

An Australian physicist and fellow researchers have made an unexpected discovery while experimenting to find an effective treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, which are notoriously resistant to antibiotics.


The Children's Hospital at Westmead trials COVID-19 e-Gate

10 November, 2021

The Children's Hospital at Westmead has trialled an Australian-first COVID-19 e-Gate integrated entry screening system developed by the University of Sydney and Sydney Children's Hospitals Network.


Vaccinating under-12s: risks and benefits merit careful consideration

05 November, 2021

Any decision to vaccinate all children under 12 years of age against COVID-19 must be done with due caution, considering in detail the risks and benefits, a recent review by international paediatric vaccine experts has warned.


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