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SIDS breakthrough

26 October, 2017

A direct link between babies sleeping on their front and SIDS has been established.

One twin smaller than the other? The answer may lie in the placenta

17 July, 2017

Slow-moving oxygen from mother to baby across the placenta may contribute to newborns being smaller.

Faster, Safer, Lighter

04 May, 2016 by ahhb

1 in 600 People Wake During Anaesthesia

17 January, 2016 by Corin Kelly

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 Manages Its Assets

06 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

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).

A Sweet Dose of Antibiotics

23 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

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 Immunotherapy gains PBS Support

29 June, 2015 by Sharon Smith

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.

Money Allocated for Queensland's 'Waiting list for the Waiting list'

10 March, 2015 by Petrina Smith

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’.

Researchers say Human Health Depends on Better Ecosystem Management

26 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

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.

Scientists Hope Naturally-Occurring Molecules Will One Day Treat Alzheimer's

09 December, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

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.

New Heart of Australia Mobile Clinic in Regional and Rural Queensland

04 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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 Announce Practitioner Registration Fees for 2014/15

29 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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.

Death Rate from Asthma has Fallen

13 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

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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