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Health sector unites to urge govt action on bushfire smoke

17 December, 2019

A joint statement from 28 health and medical groups urges the federal and NSW governments to respond to the public health emergency created by the air pollution from bushfire smoke.


Sydney hospital celebrates 200+ robotic surgeries

13 December, 2019

More than 200 robotic procedures have been performed at Prince of Wales Private Hospital since the launch of its multidisciplinary robotics program in October 2018.


MEDEVAC repeal could have long-term health consequences

11 December, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

The repeal of MEDEVAC could impact the long-term physical and mental health of asylum seekers held in offshore processing at Nauru and Manus Island, warns the Chair of the RACGP Refugee Health Specific Interests Network, Dr Kate Walker.


Studies provide new umbilical cord management data

09 December, 2019

Two studies published in JAMA have provided data on the effects of umbilical cord interventions on women undergoing caesarean delivery at term and the effects on preterm infants.


Same medication, different price

02 December, 2019

Australia has ranked #40 in an index of 50 countries in a global study comparing the cost of some of the most widely recognised and indispensable medications.


Study suggests labour induction at 41 weeks

25 November, 2019

Researchers in Sweden set out to compare induction of labour at 41 weeks with expectant management until 42 weeks in low-risk pregnancies.


Bushfires + wind + pollen spell bad news for asthmatics

22 November, 2019

The National Asthma Council Australia has highlighted the risk of serious asthma and hayfever episodes given the forecasted weather conditions in the eastern states.


SHPA's plan to advance Australia's pharmacy workforce

20 November, 2019

The SHPA has unveiled its bold vision for realising an advanced pharmacy profession, delivering quality use of medicines and benefiting all Australians.


Peers and residents celebrated at SHPA's MM2019

19 November, 2019

The annual scientific pharmacy conference saw Jacinta Costello named 2019 SHPA Resident of the Year.


New wetsuit material protective vs shark attack

19 November, 2019

Flinders researchers have tested wetsuit material that can help reduce blood loss resulting from shark bites, reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites.


Model predicts chance of septic shock in children

18 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel method for predicting which children arriving in emergency departments are most likely to go into septic shock.


Call to lower Australian LDL-C targets

15 November, 2019

The release of new European guidelines on dyslipidaemias has called Australia’s LDL-C targets into question.


Australian research leading the charge in malaria elimination

15 November, 2019

Professor Brendan Crabb received the 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence for his research on malaria.


Brain scanning on the move, bike helmet style

14 November, 2019

A wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner — which allows natural movement during scanning — has been used in a UK study to measure brain activity in young children.


Ageing in pain

14 November, 2019 by Carol Bennett, CEO, Painaustralia

How do we best respond to the pain experienced by some of the most frail and vulnerable people in our communities?


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