Clinical Services

Magic mushroom compound holds promise for depression

06 November, 2020

The active compound in magic mushrooms — psilocybin — has been found to produce large, rapid and sustained improvements in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.

Australia secures two more vaccine candidates

06 November, 2020

The Australian Government has secured two more potential coronavirus vaccines for Australia.

Medication safety is everyone's business

05 November, 2020 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA CEO

With the use of medication being the most common healthcare intervention, the challenge of upholding safety has never been more important.

COVID-19 reinfections — what do we know so far?

03 November, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Dr Larisa Labzin has helped demystify the topic of COVID-19 reinfections — highlighting what researchers now know for sure, what they think may be true and which areas they still have no idea about.

The critical role of National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre teams

03 November, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the invaluable health work undertaken by the Centre's personnel, who operate as Australian Medical Assistance Teams.

Minimising microplastics release when preparing infant formula

02 November, 2020

Discovering that high levels of microplastics are released when preparing formula in polypropylene infant feeding bottles, researchers have developed recommendations to mitigate the risk.

Behind the scenes of NSW's pandemic response

02 November, 2020

Thousands of workers from NSW Health, the Australian Defence Force, Qantas and even Taronga Zoo have played their part in the public health response to COVID-19.

A Day in the Life of a Sydney paramedic

29 October, 2020

It is sometimes said that paramedics see more trauma in one shift than most people see in a lifetime. We ride along with Steve Perryman for the day.

The tech that's helping stop the spread

28 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

We take a look at some of the COVID-busting infection control technologies being used to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Bionic discoveries create real-world solutions

27 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

Bionics innovations are changing the lives of people around the world who live with complex disabilities, chronic diseases and previously untreatable health conditions.

The dark side of breast implants

26 October, 2020

Macquarie University's Professor Anand Deva removes women's implants every week, as mounting evidence shows that removal alleviates symptoms being experienced by recipients.

COVID-19 vaccine: who's in the running?

22 October, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

All eyes are firmly fixed on the 100+ vaccine candidates currently competing to tackle COVID-19.

HIV study set to change international treatment recommendations

22 October, 2020

New findings by researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are set to change international treatment recommendations for people with newly diagnosed HIV.

Infection control: lessons learned from COVID-19

21 October, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

When infection control strategies aren't watertight, bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites can spread like wildfire.

Controlling infection when using mobile devices in healthcare settings

20 October, 2020 by Alan Stocker, Health Practice Lead, Wavelink | Supplied by: Wavelink

The combination of rarely cleaned devices and a days-long infection window means that healthcare facilities need to take special care when it comes to managing devices.

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