Clostridium difficile has emerged as a substantial antimicrobial-resistant threat to healthcare, with a mortality rate in Australia of 5%. Environmental disinfection using the right product, process and proof of compliance is critical.
The rise in multidrug-resistant TB threatens to derail decades of progress.
A shortage of lifesaving drugs has been plaguing the Australian hospital system. Is there a solution?
Miele Professional has ramped up its investment in Australia to bring its 50 years' experience in the medical field in Europe to Australian hospitals.
Stimulating this hormone could prevent pneumonia bacteria from spreading by starving it to death.
"I am aware that many people living with hepatitis feel too stigmatised to get help. They are literally dying of embarrassment," said Dr Sally Cockburn.
Across the market today there are various formulations of alcohol-based hand rubs (ABHR) with different alcohol concentrations and formats (gel, foam, rinse) and dispensing methods which can make the selection process difficult for your environment.
A new report emphasises that immunisation is just as important for at-risk adults as it is for children.
A combination therapy discovered by Canadian scientists shreds that shell of Gram-negative bacteria, allowing antibiotics to enter and be effective.
Media reports of a flu epidemic in the United States are causing alarm.
A human trial for a malaria vaccine has achieved up to 100% protection against infection (by the same strain used in the vaccine) for at least 10 weeks after the last dose.
Melbourne researchers have used cutting-edge genomics technology to show a strain of a bacteria can be transmitted to patients from machines commonly used to regulate body temperature during cardiac surgery.
Typhoid fever, a bacterial infection that causes high fever and other disabling symptoms, remains a serious global problem in the developing world: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually and infects about 21 million.
The S-Monovette® is an innovative enclosed blood collection system that allows the user to draw blood from the patient using the syringe or vacuum method, uniting the advantages of both techniques in a single product.
Within the healthcare sector there is growing pressure to reduce the rates of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI).