Clinical Services

A new way forward reducing opioid harm

22 October, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

Data, discussion and cooperation are the way forward as health professionals work to leverage promising initiatives.

Tailoring approaches to breastfeeding

16 October, 2018 by Jane Scott*

Breastfeeding research from experts from around the world suggests a tailored approach helps both mother and child.

Why do women get more migraines?

10 October, 2018 by Angharad Brewer Gillham*

Estrogen and other sex hormones may be responsible for the higher prevalence of migraine in women.

Staffing levels and infection prevention

09 October, 2018 by Brett Mitchell*

Increased levels of nurse staffing seem to be associated with a decrease in the risk of acquiring HAIs.

One-third unplanned pregnancies aborted

08 October, 2018

New Australian research finds that almost one-third of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion.

Hospital privacy curtains breed bacteria

04 October, 2018

A new study finds privacy curtains in patient rooms riddled with resistant bacteria, suggesting they should be changed or laundered regularly.

Low-dose antidepressants ease back pain

03 October, 2018

A low dose of antidepressants has been shown to help treat back pain in those for whom narcotics are the remaining option.

MATOS ARIA Refrigerator Range

01 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Rollex Medical

The MATOS ARIA range of medical and vaccination refrigerators features the latest technology in controllers and compressors for accurate temperature stability.

Improve lifestyle or risk 45,000 cases of bowel cancer

28 September, 2018

If Australians don't reduce their smoking, weight gain and excessive alcohol consumption, 45,000 cases of bowel cancer are likely over the next decade.

Reduce HAIs by up to 55%

26 September, 2018

Even in high-income countries and in institutions with standard-of-care infection prevention and control measures, improvements may still be possible.

Hand hygiene Q&A

25 September, 2018

With nurses making up 50% of the healthcare workforce, do nursing students receive sufficient education on hand hygiene? We find out.

Automated temperature controls safer for vaccines

24 September, 2018 by Alan Stocker*

When materials aren't stored at the correct temperature, they become less effective or can be wasted.

CLARUS Digital Inspection Scope

24 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Device Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

The CLARUS Digital Inspection Scope is a medical-grade borescope with built-in high-definition camera and light source.

Common antibiotic destroys superbug

24 September, 2018

An adjusted antibiotic has successfully stopped superbugs Klebsiella and E. coli in their tracks, and could soon save 30,000 lives per annum.

Over 70? Avoid unnecessary aspirin

21 September, 2018

A landmark Australian-led trial has found that doctors should not prescribe low-dose daily aspirin to the elderly unless there is a clear medical benefit.

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