Clinical Services

Delay newborn bath to improve breastfeeding

25 January, 2019

Delaying a newborn's first bath by 12 hours may significantly improve breastfeeding exclusivity, and make it easier for the baby to latch.

Nicotine found in 'nicotine-free' products

19 January, 2019

Australian researchers found nicotine in six varieties of 'nicotine-free' e-cigarette liquids bought online and over the counter from Australian suppliers.

Keep EpiPens out of hot cars

18 January, 2019

Patients should avoid leaving their EpiPens in hot cars in the summer as it decreases their potency, puttng patients at risk.

Skin condition prevalence high, awareness low

17 January, 2019

A new Australian prevalence study of hidradenitis suppurativa finds a high number of Australians have the devastating skin condition.

New discovery on how baby's sex determined

21 December, 2018

Until now, it was believed a baby's sex was determined by its X-Y chromosome combination. However, scientists have found a new influence.

Stethoscopes loaded with bacteria

20 December, 2018

A new study has found that stethoscopes are loaded with diverse bacteria, including some that can cause healthcare-associated infections.

Uterus from deceased donor results in live birth

12 December, 2018

This is the first case of a uterus from a deceased donor resulting in a live birth, suggesting more options may soon be available for infertile women.

Neonatal vitamin D deficiency link to schizophrenia

07 December, 2018

Babies born with a vitamin D deficiency are at a 44% higher risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia later in life, highlighting neonatal care opportunities.

Personal care products linked to early puberty in girls

06 December, 2018

A new study has found that common grooming and household products could be behind the increasingly early onset of puberty in girls.

New alliance tackles fragility fractures

05 December, 2018

Fragility fractures are a significant risk for the elderly, and a huge burden on healthcare facilities and the economy. A new APAC alliance seeks to tackle this.

Breaking down cancer taboos in Melbourne's west

04 December, 2018 by George Darroch and Jeremy Kennett

A group of health organisations came together to run Australia's first 'Let's Talk About Cancer' pop-up shops, to great success.

HLP Controls B10 Temperature WiFi Data Logger

01 December, 2018 | Supplied by: HLP Controls Pty Ltd

The model B10 Temperature WiFi Data Logger monitors temperatures of vaccine, blood and food fridges easily and wirelessly.

Doctors poop Lego

27 November, 2018

Six Aussie doctors swallowed Lego heads in the name of science — and retained their sense of humour.

5000 volunteers wanted for bipolar disorder study

23 November, 2018

Australian researchers are seeking volunteers for a study that will improve early diagnosis and treatment for bipolar sufferers and help support their families.

Off-label meds impacting autistic adults

22 November, 2018

Some 14% of mental health medications being taken by adults on the autism spectrum were given without a relevant diagnosis, and could be causing harm.

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