Clinical Services

Opinion: How precision oncology is transforming patient care

30 September, 2021 by Professor David Thomas, Director of the Kinghorn Cancer Centre and Lab Head of Genomic Cancer Medicine at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research Australia

Cancer is fundamentally a genetic disease, driven by mutations that drive cancer growth. Just as each person is genetically unique, so the genomic profile of no two cancers is the same.

2021 ACIPC International Conference returns this November

29 September, 2021

The 2021 Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC) International Conference will be held online from 8–10 November 2021.

Vic to use air purifiers as part of safe return-to-school plan

29 September, 2021

The Department of Education and Training Victoria will be installing air purifiers in each public school classroom as part of its safe return-to-school plan.

Infection control in aged care

28 September, 2021 by Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) | Supplied by: Leading Age Services Australia

In recent times we have increased protections for older Australians in aged care, with the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) leads in aged-care homes, high-rate vaccinations for residents and mandatory immunisation for staff.

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne trials COVID-19 nasal swab

24 September, 2021

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne are trialling a new device  — Rhinomed Junior — to test children for COVID-19.

More expert pharmacists needed in the era of medicine miracles

23 September, 2021 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA Chief Executive | Supplied by: The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

As we live through the lengthening tail of a persistent pandemic, it is challenging to consider the simpler medicines landscape of 20 years ago.

IVF: success rates rise, multiple births fall

22 September, 2021

Advancements in laboratory techniques and improvements in the overall management of couples experiencing infertility amongst other factors have led to significant improvements in IVF success rates.

AI-powered imaging software begins market pilot

21 September, 2021

Artrya's non-invasive diagnostic support solution to detect coronary artery disease has commenced its first market pilot with Perth-based radiology practice Envision Medical Imaging.

Early therapy can reduce likelihood of autism diagnosis in children

21 September, 2021

A parent-led therapy that supports social development can reduce likelihood of an autism diagnosis in children showing early behavioural signs of the condition.

Coating spray uses 'nanoworms' to kill COVID-19

17 September, 2021

An antiviral surface coating technology developed at The University of Queensland could provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and the flu.

Pancreatic cancer: new service trial to support carers

16 September, 2021

PanKind and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have teamed up to trial a new service to support carers through the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer.

New medicines agreements a boost for supply, sustainability: SHPA

08 September, 2021

The SHPA has welcomed the medicines agreements as vital to protecting patients against shortages and ensuring medicines are accessible, available and cost-efficient.

4-in-1 blood pressure pill more effective than monotherapy: study

08 September, 2021

The first large-scale, long-term trial of a new strategy using combinations of very low doses in one capsule has demonstrated significantly improved control of high blood pressure.

New standard for opioid analgesics

01 September, 2021

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking comments on the draft clinical care standard for opioid analgesics.

Aus antimicrobial use decreasing but not enough: report

27 August, 2021

While antimicrobial use in the community is decreasing, overprescribing and inappropriate prescribing continue to be problematic.

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