Clinical Services

Self-administration option available for severe asthma subtype

01 June, 2020

A new self-administered treatment for severe eosinophilic asthma will be reimbursed by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 June 2020.

Global healthcare needs infection control reform, say experts

01 June, 2020

World leaders in infection control and disease prevention convened online to discuss innovative infection control reform in hospitals and aged-care facilities.

'Silent' virus may be more prevalent than we thought

28 May, 2020

A study published in the journal Thorax reveals that eight out of 10 passengers and crew who tested positive for the infection had no symptoms.

What we know about immunity to coronaviruses

27 May, 2020

A review of more than 40 studies on coronavirus immunity suggests that SARS-CoV-2 could become the fifth seasonal coronavirus.

Children aren't COVID-19 super-spreaders, say UK experts

26 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

New research from the UK has debunked the claim that children are 'super-spreaders' of COVID-19, and the authors confirm it is now safe to send children back to school.

What factors increase risk of severe COVID-19 or death?

26 May, 2020

A UK study has revealed that age, male sex, obesity and underlying illness emerge as risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death.

Concern for Australians missing vital GP visits

22 May, 2020

Tens of thousands of Australians with chronic diseases are putting themselves at risk by missing vital visits to their GP.

Thrush treatment caution for women in first trimester

22 May, 2020

Researchers found that pregnant women taking oral fluconazole appeared to have an increased risk of giving birth to a baby with muscle and bone malformations.

Mucus biology leap is a path to airway clearing

21 May, 2020

New insights into the molecular mechanisms driving mucus viscosity could help improve airway-clearing treatment options for patients with respiratory conditions.

Extra-medical opioid use is costing Australia

20 May, 2020

National Drug Research Institute has released the first national update on the cost of opioids in 13 years — it's not a pretty picture.

Young drunkorexic women drop food for booze

19 May, 2020 by Belinda Willis

A new study shows female university students are saving their calories for binge drinking.

Public education needed to stop superbugs

18 May, 2020

The OUTBREAK project will use artificial intelligence to predict superbug outbreaks and model the best way to manage them before they reach the healthcare system.

Q&A: Kawasaki Disease and COVID-19 in children

14 May, 2020

Dr Angus Stock answers questions about Kawasaki Disease and the risk to children in Australia.

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19

14 May, 2020

Repurposing existing medicines offers more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists.

Medicinal cannabis sublingual wafer launched in Australia

14 May, 2020

The wafer has been designed to provide rapid and more predictable absorption of cannabis, improved bioavailability and the potential for faster therapeutic action.

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