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Five childhood risk predictors for heart attacks and strokes in adulthood

08 April, 2022

Five childhood risk factors that predict stroke and heart attacks in adulthood have been identified after being tracked for up to half a century in the world's largest international prospective cardiovascular disease study.

Research program to collect real-time PROMs to improve cancer care

08 April, 2022

Monash University's registry-based clinical trial, PROpatient, aims to determine if symptom monitoring and care coordination, using digital patient pathways, improve quality of life for cancer patients.

UTIs are becoming more deadly, thanks to AMR — CSIRO

06 April, 2022

The spread of drug-resistant bacteria in the community is increasing the risk of death for common infections such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) — which affect around one in two women and one in 20 men in their lifetime.

Emergency caesarean linked to increased inflammatory response

06 April, 2022

Labour and natural childbirth cause stress on a mother's body but an emergency caesarean is associated with even more inflammatory gene expression in the placenta, according to a new study.

How this hospital halved its code blacks

06 April, 2022 by Amy Sarcevic

It used to be a familiar scene for Emergency Department Director Prof. Paul Preisz. A psychiatric or drug-affected patient being ferried to and from departments.

Pre-surgery support could help patients quit smoking

04 April, 2022

Offering mailed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and Quitline support to patients encouraged almost one-third of smokers to quit before their elective surgery.

Whiteley surface cleaning and disinfection products

01 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Whiteley's surface cleaning and disinfection products can help keep healthcare and aged-care facilities clean and free of bacterial contamination.

Ivor Lewis esophagectomy surgery performed at Mater Townsville

25 March, 2022

The minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy surgery has been successfully performed on a patient at Mater Private Hospital Townsville.

Funding to support on-site pharmacists in residential aged-care facilities

25 March, 2022

The government has announced $345.7m funding for on-site pharmacists and community pharmacy services in government-funded residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

New ultrasound guidelines urge for parent-centred communication

23 March, 2022

The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) has launched new guidelines mapping a way forward for sonographers to open dialogue and be more transparent with obstetric patients about the results of their scans.

Digital 'twins' cut surgery time for children with severe hip deformities

23 March, 2022

Dr Martina Barzan and her team have created digital 'twins' of child patients that would enable surgeons to better plan, test and execute complex surgeries.

Hospital pharmacists' role in COVID-19 treatments

23 March, 2022 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA Chief Executive | Supplied by: The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

The introduction of oral antiviral treatments calls on the expertise and services of hospital pharmacists as we progress towards the endemic stage of this pandemic.

How antimicrobial resistance spreads inside the human gut

21 March, 2022

A collaboration between the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge UK, explores how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) spreads inside the human gut.

How deceased ovarian cancer patients are safeguarding their families' health

21 March, 2022

A new Peter Mac-led study has posthumously tested samples from ovarian cancer patients who missed the chance for genetic testing before they died of the disease.

COVID-19 taskforce publishes new risk classification tool

21 March, 2022

The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce (NCCET) has developed a risk classification tool to guide clinicians making decisions about which people are most likely to benefit from drugs.

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