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Fever in pregnancy confirmed as source of heart, face defects

12 October, 2017

It is fever, rather than another underlying issue, that is causing defects during pregnancy.

Goodbye, Pap smears — HPV screening better at cancer detection

26 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

In December, HPV screening will replace Pap smears, aligning with evidence from Australia's largest clinical trial.

No increased risk of death with menopausal hormone therapy

18 September, 2017

Hormone therapy after menopause does not increase risk of death from cancer or heart disease, according to a new US study.

Starting IVF younger significantly increases pregnancy success rates

26 July, 2017

Women who commence assisted reproductive technology before age 30 have a much higher chance of success.

Study: Caesarean patients sent home with more narcotic pain medications than needed

15 June, 2017 by Nancy Humphrey

Most women who undergo a caesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital.

Inhaled drug could dramatically reduce maternal deaths

23 March, 2017

Positive trial results could mean earlier access to life-saving drug for mothers

Are restrictions on IVF treatment for obese women fair?

20 March, 2017

A new paper is calling for a review of guidelines that restrict obese Australian women's access to assisted fertility treatment such as IVF.

Universal screening for short cervical length could cut preterm births

15 March, 2017

Given that there are treatments available to reduce the risk once it's identified, there appears to be a clear role for routine cervical length screening as part of the regular pregnancy ultrasound examinations.

Moderate-to-late premature babies face higher rates of developmental problems

11 February, 2017

Moderate-to-late premature babies face much higher rates of developmental and behavioural delays than previously thought, an Australian-first longitudinal study by the Royal Women’s Hospital has found.

PwC seeking researchers to find stillbirth breakthrough

13 January, 2017

Stillbirth Foundation Australia has teamed up with the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Open Innovation Platform to encourage researchers to develop a tool to monitor foetal movements.

BOC: Qi medical gas services

25 May, 2016 by ahhb

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The S-Monovette Is The Revolution In Blood Collection

15 March, 2016 by AHHB

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.

Hospital violence escalating

28 January, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Growing fears about incidents of violence and aggression in public hospitals and other healthcare settings was shared by more than 140 delegates of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) this week.

The Future of Medical Imaging

15 August, 2015 by ahhb

Asthma Gene Identified

30 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Clinical trials will soon take place in Brisbane to test whether a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could be useful in treating asthma. This comes after scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute found that a gene previously thought to have an anti-inflammatory effect, or no immune effect at all, is actually more likely to increase inflammation in people with asthma and allergies.

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