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One-third diabetes patients to develop kidney disease

21 November, 2018

One-third of type 2 diabetes sufferers will develop chronic kidney disease, creating a high risk of cardiovascular mortality, especially in young people.


Oral antibiotics increase kidney stones risk

16 May, 2018

Researchers have found certain oral antibiotics increase the risk of developing kidney stones, especially in children.


+ve or -ve attitude affects illness recovery

04 September, 2017

People with -ve thoughts about their chronic illness are less likely to recover.


Common steroid for kidney disease linked to infection risk

04 August, 2017

A steroid treatment for a common kidney condition has been linked to serious side effects.


Love thy stranger

03 May, 2017

Kidney donors care more about strangers than you do



There is a little known threat in your home

20 January, 2016 by Corin Kelly

They are small items, the size of a ten cent coin and they can cause big problems for small children. Lithium button batteries can be found in many items from remote controls and bathroom scales to singing greeting cards.


Taking central line infections to zero

18 January, 2016 by Corin Kelly

The rate of bloodstream infections caused by central intravenous lines in hospitals can be reduced to almost zero, saving over $200 000 per year, if a modified central line maintenance procedure developed by a group of Victorian researchers is used, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia.


Dancing in the Theatre - Music Improves Surgeons' Performance

11 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Surgeons perform faster and with more accuracy when listening to music, according to a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.


Strict Guides for Benzodiazepines Prescription

29 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

A new set of guidelines has been developed for GPs prescribing benzodiazepines, due to a significant debate in the medical community about the appropriate role and use of these drugs and this has been exacerbated by a lack of clinical guidelines in the area.


Happiness and the Art of Care and Conversation on the Cancer Ward

03 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

A guest post from The Conversation, this is a touching and heartfelt story from the patient's bedside.


RACS Creates Advisory Group To Deal With Bullying, Harassment

16 March, 2015 by Sophie Blackshaw

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has moved quickly to create an expert advisory group to deal with concerns of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the health sector.


Patients being Tested for Ebola in Victoria

26 February, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Victoria's Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester has advised two patients have been isolated at Victoria's Royal Children's Hospital and are being tested for Ebola


Professor Jeff Hughes Awarded Prestigious Pharmaceutical Sciences Medal

12 December, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Professor Jeff Hughes has been awarded the 2014 Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association (APSA) Medal, the highest accolade in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.


Enough is Enough Survey Highlights Need to Change Australia's Drinking Culture

06 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Responding to the release of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine's (ACEM) Enough is Enough Survey, AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, says the Federal Government needs to work to change Australia's drinking culture.


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