Clinical Services

Guillain-Barré syndrome risk six times higher after COVID-19: study

20 October, 2023

Having a COVID-19 infection is associated with an increased risk of developing Guillain-Barré syndrome within the next six weeks, according to a new study.

Trial for children with severe immune deficiency disorder

18 October, 2023

A potential cure for a severe immune deficiency disorder in children that makes them extremely vulnerable to infections will be offered in Australia under a gene therapy trial.

The threat of infectious diseases in Gaza

18 October, 2023

Gaza is facing an unprecedented health crisis that risks an outbreak of deadly infectious diseases, such as cholera, because water and sanitation services have completely broken down, according to Oxfam.

Nurses and clinicians key to reducing recreational cannabis harm

18 October, 2023

Supporting mental health nurses with information on the risks and benefits of recreational cannabis could help reduce harm caused by the substance.

In Conversation with a Trailblazer

17 October, 2023

Lauren Barber was recently recognised with the Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers for her contributions to the medical field with her ground-breaking medtech device. Here she shares her story as a part of our new feature on inspiring startup founders.

Early liver disease detection paramount for diabetics

17 October, 2023

A study has highlighted the need for doctors to be vigilant with early detection and monitoring of liver complications in patients with diabetes and obesity.

The game-changing research that will help IV catheters become safer

17 October, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

A new type of research method is helping to identify best practice around intravascular (IV) catheter usage, in a bid to drive down the 3500 cases of bloodstream infection (BSI) that occur annually in Australia.

Study suggests a new way to treat sleep apnoea

16 October, 2023

A research team has examined shortcomings in responses to the continuous positive airway machine and found adding combinations of therapies gets results in those unable to tolerate CPAP.

VR to help remove fear of needles

16 October, 2023

Breakthrough Victoria is investing in virtual reality technology to reduce patient pain, stress and anxiety when having blood tests, vaccinations and medical imaging.

Surgical site infections — where are we at and where to next?

16 October, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

A lot has changed for the better since Lilian Chiwera, founder of the Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention Society, began her career in infection prevention and control (IPC) in 2009.

Report outlines recommendations to minimise AMR in water

12 October, 2023

A white paper has addressed concerns around antimicrobial resistance in water sources and the implications for human and animal health, the environment, and industry.

Epilepsy drug reduces frequency of seizures, trial finds

11 October, 2023

A drug trialled for epilepsy patients is said to help reduce focal-onset seizures.

Global guidance to improve inherited high cholesterol care

10 October, 2023

The International Atherosclerosis Society released guidance to improve care of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), and the risk of early heart disease.

The role of menstruation in type 2 diabetes diagnosis

09 October, 2023

Research suggests the diagnosis threshold for type 2 diabetes should be lowered in women under 50 years, since natural blood loss through menstruation could be affecting their blood sugar management.

Potential genetic screening for nodular melanoma

06 October, 2023

Researchers from the University of Queensland and The Alfred hospital have identified gene variants which may contribute to people being at higher risk for nodular melanoma.

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