Slow-moving oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta may contribute to newborns being smaller.
Pandit J et al. The 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) - Accidental Awareness During General Anaesthesia in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists UK. Sept 2014.
Royal Melbourne Hospital has adopted the Hardcat software in its overhaul of an ageing asset management system, leading to reduced equipment downtime and improved administrative processes (such as integration of the never-ending trail of paperwork).
Scientists are using synthetic sugar in their quest for the answer to drug-resistant bacteria. A team of scientists from The University of Queensland and Queensland biotechnology company Alchemia have discovered a potential new class of antibiotics inspired by sugar molecules produced by bacteria.
Melanoma drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) will be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits scheme from September this year, according to an announcement from the Commonwealth Government over the weekend.
Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick has announced $30 million will immediately be made available to Queensland Hospital and Health Services to start the process of addressing the ‘waiting list for the waiting list’.
Health and nutrition expert Professor Mark Wahlqvist has had research published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which shows a growing awareness of the ecosystem-dependent nature of human health.
University of Adelaide researchers have begun conducting modelling of a variety of naturally-occurring molecules found in consumables like turmeric, green tea and ginger to hopefully treat or prevent Alzheimer's disease in the future.
People living in regional, rural and remote Queensland will be given access to a new Heart of Australia mobile clinic that will provide quality cardiac and respiratory care.
National Boards have announced practitioner registration fees for 2014/15, including six Boards that have reduced their fees, two which have frozen their fees and six which have limited their fee increases to the national consumer price index (CPI). The Medical Radiation Practice, Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathy, Optometry and Physiotherapy Boards have reduced their fees.
The death rate from asthma in Australia has fallen by almost 70 per cent since the 1980s, according to a new report Mortality from asthma and COPD in Australia released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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