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Medical innovations for 2020

30 October, 2019

A list of up-and-coming technologies has been unveiled by the Cleveland Clinic, selected by a panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists.

Antimicrobial use in aged care: the need for action

29 October, 2019 by John Turnidge*

The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Australian aged-care homes, combined with high levels of inappropriate antibiotic use, support the need for increased action both in activities to improve antimicrobial stewardship and in infection prevention and control.

Blood test allows for rapid TB diagnosis

28 October, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) can now be identified in less than an hour thanks to a new blood test.

Understanding impulse control behaviours in Parkinson's disease

28 October, 2019

Researchers have discovered how medications for Parkinson's disease cause some patients to develop addictive behaviours such as problem gambling, binge eating, hypersexuality and excessive shopping.

Safe from superbugs

25 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

Science, defence and pharmaceutical organisations are partnering in the war on superbugs.

Researchers develop early warning system for pre-eclampsia

24 October, 2019

Researchers at Edith Cowan University have developed a simple, low-cost test for predicting pre-eclampsia.

Stress disorders increase infection risk

24 October, 2019

A Swedish observational study has found that PTSD and other stress-related disorders are associated with a subsequent risk of life-threatening infections such as meningitis and sepsis.

E-scooter injuries drive up Auckland hospital costs

22 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

A University of Auckland study has discovered that injuries from electric scooters (e-scooters) in the Auckland region have cost the health system more than NZ$1 million in less than one year.

A hand in infection control

22 October, 2019 by Alan Stocker*

Automated systems can help minimise cross-contamination in hospitals and aged-care facilities.

Australian wins 2019 Best Basic Science Award for embryo work

21 October, 2019

An Australian pilot study investigating the role of antioxidants in early embryo development has won the 2019 Best Basic Science Award.

Leading role for nurses in antimicrobial stewardship

21 October, 2019 by Fiona Gotterson

Reflecting on nurses' leadership role in antimicrobial stewardship: what does it look like, how does it work?

Investing in hospital cleaning for infection prevention

18 October, 2019 by Dr Nicole White*, Alison Farrington** and Professor Brett Mitchell***

Environmental cleaning plays an important role in preventing healthcare-associated infections and, in turn, delivers cost savings for hospitals.

Swim for Starlight

18 October, 2019

2020's Starlight Super Swim is encouraging Australians to make a positive splash to help the Starlight Children's Foundation brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children.

Be breast aware this October

17 October, 2019

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the youngest Australian to be diagnosed with breast cancer is urging all women to be 'breast aware'.

Nanomesh a step forward in fight against antibiotic resistance

17 October, 2019

Researchers have developed a nanomesh capable of delivering drug treatments, which could provide a major step forward in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

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