Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is urging the Australian Government to join the call for pharmaceutical companies to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine in developing countries.
New facilities including an emergency department, expanded children's inpatient unit and rehabilitation unit have been opened at Logan Hospital in Queensland.
New research by the University of Melbourne has found that losing weight slowly, as recommended by current dietary guidelines, does not necessarily mean there is less change of weight gain.
In the past decade, the length, number and type of infection prevention directives have expanded on an unprecedented scale and at an ever-increasing pace. Contemporary clinicians and infection preventionists working in Australia can easily and readily access guidance generated from governments, non-regulatory agencies, academic educational institutions and from their respective professional associations. These guiding instruments are generally either broad, overarching documents deemed suitable for a variety of clinical settings or detailed and limited to procedures and practices specific to a clinical speciality.
Following the release of a landmark biomedical health survey, the National Heart Foundation of Australia says cardiovascular disease will remain a major contributor the the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.
Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions are Australia's fourth most expensive group of diseases, according to the newly released report Health-care expenditure for arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions 2008-09.
[caption id="attachment_8461" align="alignright" width="161"] Grant Kardachi[/caption] Pharmaceutical Society of Australia National President Grant Kardachi has been re-elected for a fourth term. The PSA National Board met in Canberra today and also re-elected Joe Demarte as Vice President and elected Michelle Lynch as the other Vice President.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking health professionals to participate in a Parkinson's Disease study investigating their experiences engaging with partners of those with Parkinson’s. Meredith Bolland, a Doctorate student in UWA’s School of Psychology, said partners of people with Parkinson’s Disease had first-hand knowledge that was essential in providing effective care for their loved one.
The Australian Medical Association's annual Public Hospital Report Card shows Victoria's public hospitals failed all performance targets set under the National Health Reform Agreement.
Monitoring the incidence, management and outcomes of burns patients is crucial to providing evidence based best practice and consistent care for survivors of these devastating injuries. The bi-national burns registry and burns quality improvement program provides a world-leading repository for burns data writes Heather Cleland, President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association.
ITL Healthcare was established in 2003 with the acquisition of Surgicare Pty Ltd, a company that had been operating for 25 years and specialising in customised procedure packs for various medical applications, ITL Healthcare is an operating division of ITL Limited, an ASX listed and Australian owned and operated company with its Head Office and production facilities located in Melbourne.