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Identifying concussion from rugby players' spit

29 March, 2021

Researchers have identified distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion in the spit of elite male rugby players.

National Asthma Council Australia urges asthmatics to get vaccinated

29 March, 2021

Updates to the Australian Asthma Handbook will help health professionals advise patients with asthma during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Pandemic maternity care leaves partners and midwifery students most isolated

29 March, 2021

Curtin University research has documented the varied experiences of people involved in receiving and providing maternity care during the pandemic.

Report reveals room for improvement in care after abdominal surgery

26 March, 2021

The report reveals that almost half of abdominal surgery patients in Australia feel they were not given adequate, helpful or accurate information for post-operative recovery.

Australian Cancer Atlas update highlights geographical disparities

24 March, 2021

The update means the resource now includes latest national data on how cancer diagnosis and excess death rates vary by geographical area across Australia.

UQ discovery could reduce chemo side effects

23 March, 2021

University of Queensland pain researchers have made a discovery that could let future cancer patients avoid chemotherapy's worst and most debilitating side effects.

Pausing the vaccine rollout will claim, not protect, lives, says Professor

22 March, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

Countries that have opted to pause the AstraZeneca vaccine amid unsubstantiated blood clotting fears are actively choosing to end lives, according to Professor Bruce Thompson.

Little lungs breathe easier thanks to Melbourne neonatal nurse

17 March, 2021

Neonatal intensive care nurse Seona Emanuelli developed the Bidibots nasal cannula for premature and sick babies.

Exploring medicinal cannabis in endometriosis

17 March, 2021 by Jane Allman

Applied Cannabis Research is conducting an observational study through CA Clinics, investigating medicinal cannabis for the treatment of endometriosis.

Study reports more twins than ever

16 March, 2021

A global review of twinning rates finds that humans are giving birth to more twins than ever before.

Australian back pain trial slashes opioid use

11 March, 2021

A NSW trial has led to a 24% reduction in opioid prescribing for patients with acute back pain in emergency departments.

Compulsory vaccines possible but unlikely, says law professor

08 March, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

Whatever the government's intention, Prof Stewart believes a mandate should be the "final instrument" in its quest to roll out a vaccination program.

Bees top list of hospitalisations for venomous bites and stings

04 March, 2021

A report of hospitalisations due to venomous bites and stings in 2017–18 finds bee stings responsible for more than one-quarter of cases.

New MS treatment available on PBS

04 March, 2021

Australians living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis can now access a new treatment option with the listing of Zeposia (ozanimod) on the PBS.

Breastmilk bank celebrates 10 years

03 March, 2021

More than 1000 sick and premature babies have been fed precious breastmilk donated by new mothers since the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank opened its doors.

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