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'Origami organs': new regenerative flexible biomaterials

11 August, 2017

These new biomaterials may help young cancer patients and aid in wound healing.

Tiny stent implants helping glaucoma patients

25 July, 2017

The width of a human hair, these stents are providing a safe alternative to traditional glaucoma treatments.

Surgical Asset Management

28 June, 2017

Operating theatres are simultaneously the largest cost and revenue generator for any hospital.

More Australians going private in hospitals — but what's the effect on waiting times?

18 May, 2017

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that more patients are using private health insurance in hospitals, with private patients apparently receiving shorter waiting times for elective surgery.

Robotics lead the way in radical prostate surgery

17 May, 2017 by Dr Greg Malone*

Robotically assisted radical prostatectomy is now the most common form of radical prostate surgery undertaken in Australia.

Live animals for trauma training no longer an option

28 April, 2017

The Royal College of Surgeons has ruled that simulators are better than live animals for training surgeons to perform life-saving surgery.

Safer anaesthesia for narrowed airways

19 April, 2017

This technique has been credited with helping to save at least one life already.

Pharmacy Dispensing Affects Painkillers and HIV Medications

28 April, 2015 by Sharon Smith

The Therapeutic Goods Administration will decide via Advisory Committee whether to move painkillers containing codeine such as Nurofen Plus, Mersyndol and Panadeine from their current Schedule 3 category to a Schedule 4 classification, thus requiring a doctor’s script.

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