Clinical Services

Falling down

24 July, 2018 by Daniela Feuerlicht, Suzanne Sheppard-Law, Reece Hinchcliff*

Too often, children are being injured by falls while in hospital, presenting a significant challenge to healthcare providers. Two organisations step up to change the status quo.

Diabetes increases cancer risk — especially for women

21 July, 2018

Women with diabetes are 27% more likely to develop cancer than their male counterparts.

Australia's 'hidden affliction': chronic wounds

19 July, 2018

Health practitioners are being asked to help raise awareness of chronic wounds, especially with at-risk ageing patients.

Melanoma blood test could save thousands

18 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Edith Cowan University

A new blood test that can identify melanoma in its early stages could save thousands of lives — and dollars.

Should hand air-dryers be used in a healthcare setting?

12 July, 2018 by Cathryn Murphy*

Research suggests that hot air- and jet air-dryers should not be used in a healthcare setting.

When no-one is looking

11 July, 2018

Hand hygiene levels in hospitals drop dramatically when no-one is watching, according to a new UNSW study.

1 in 5 Australians chemically sensitive

10 July, 2018

Common chemicals are causing many Australians to develop debilitating sensitivities.

'Bad' antibodies leading to sepsis

06 July, 2018

Removing inhibitory antibodies from plasma has resulted in immediate health improvement for some sepsis patients, and offers an alternative sepsis treatment.

Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator

01 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Spirax Sarco Pty Ltd

The Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator (AH-CSG) unit provides clean steam to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014.

MATOS PLUS Pharmacy Refrigerator Range

01 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Rollex Medical

The MATOS PLUS range of refrigerators features an aluminium interior and the latest technology in controllers and compressors for accurate temperature stability.

Marriage wards off heart disease

29 June, 2018

Marriage may protect against the development of heart disease/stroke, as well as influence who is more likely to die of it.

Toothpaste, handwash linked to antibiotic resistance

28 June, 2018

A UQ study finds strong evidence that the triclosan, used in personal care products, is accelerating the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Seven signs of drug and alcohol dependence

27 June, 2018

With the number of drug-related deaths reaching an all-time high among men, identifying signs of dependence and facilitating treatment is essential.

Dr burnout not a 'rite of passage'

22 June, 2018

With their mental and physical wellbeing on the line, younger doctors need to be protected from burnout by their more senior colleagues.

Fake orthodontist convicted

21 June, 2018

A Victorian man, who pretended to be a dental specialist and performed restricted dental acts, has been convicted and fined $65,000.

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