Clinical Services

New CHAP project to support country heart patients

26 July, 2023

The Country Health Attack Prevention program, or CHAP Project, is tailor-made for country people's recovery and secondary prevention support.

Research into 'chemobrain' hopes to improve treatment

26 July, 2023

UNSW Sydney has been awarded a grant of nearly $500,000 to investigate how the relationship between gut and brain health is impacted by chemotherapy.

Paediatric palliative care national plan launched

24 July, 2023

A new national action plan has been launched with an aim to improve the quality and availability of palliative care for infants, children and young people with a life-limiting illness.

UQ, SNP speed up pathology workflows

24 July, 2023

The University of Queensland and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) have automated a microscope scanning and analysis system in Brisbane that has been tested, implemented and accredited ready for rollout around the world.

Lipid-lowering drugs could impair lung function: study

24 July, 2023

A study involving 340,000 UK Biobank participants has found that a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could impair lung function in some patients.

Call for awareness on metabolic syndrome that increases heart disease risk

24 July, 2023

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) is calling for improving awareness on conditions that can double the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Reducing caesarean birth risks: research

14 July, 2023

Researchers have investigated the effectiveness of a range of manoeuvres and devices currently used to reduce the risk of impacted foetal head in emergency caesarean births.

Medigrowth, Deakin Uni partner for medicinal cannabis centre

12 July, 2023

Medigrowth, a fully licensed Australian medicinal cannabis biotech, has announced plans to build a Centre of Excellence in Geelong in partnership with Deakin University.

Access to medical abortion pill expanded

12 July, 2023

The TGA has announced changes to restrictions around prescribing and dispensing of medical abortion pills.

The dangers of iron overload

12 July, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

Most health professionals know that iron overload can, after many years, lead to multiple organ failures, if not diagnosed and treated. Yet the messaging around over-consuming iron is often missed.

RSV vaccine trial to protect pre-term babies

10 July, 2023

Qld researchers are trialling a new vaccine that could deliver single dose protection and reduce hospitalisation rates of premature babies after discharge.

New drug targets the fundamental process of inflammation

10 July, 2023

A new class of anti-inflammatory medication developed in Australia is being prepared for regulatory approval.

Dr Nicole Yap to join Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute

05 July, 2023

The specialist breast surgeon will join FECRI's breast cancer research group as a Collaborating Clinician in metropolitan Melbourne.

Assessing quality of life in recurrent rectal cancer patients

30 June, 2023

Researchers have developed a disease-specific measure designed to capture and assess the wide-ranging issues that affect patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer.

AI tool claims to find sperm in infertile men in seconds

28 June, 2023

The tool identifies sperm, then leaves the embryologist to decide whether it is really present and if it is viable enough for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.

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