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Monash researchers outsmart superbug

13 January, 2021

Researchers have discovered how to revert antibiotic resistance in one of the most dangerous superbugs: Acinetobacter baumannii — responsible for up to 20% of infections in ICUs.

Gut imbalance linked to 'long COVID'

12 January, 2021

A study published in the journal Gut reveals that the gut microbiome may influence the severity of COVID-19 and the immune system's response to the infection.

Most women never use frozen eggs

12 January, 2021

Research at The University of Melbourne reveals that most women who freeze their eggs for later use do not end up using them, leading to wastage.

Delaying the second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine could be dangerous, immunologist warns

12 January, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

An immunologist at the University of Queensland has cautioned over the UK's decision to delay second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Experts comment on early COVID vaccination rollout

08 January, 2021

Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout will be brought forward to next month, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying the first groups are expected to receive the jab in mid-to-late February.

Candida auris — a fungus with attitude

01 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Reynard Health Supplies

Multidrug-resistant C. auris is an important emerging pathogen which demands attention and action when identified in the healthcare setting.

Con-Serv Antimicrobial range

01 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Con-Serv

Con-Serv has partnered with Biomaster to introduce a range of antimicrobial products, including showerheads, shower hoses, sliders and aerators.

Vehicle partition screens: the PPE for healthcare rides

22 December, 2020 by Megan Whelan*

Recent months have seen growing demand for partition screens in many countries to ensure extra precaution and mitigate the risks of coronavirus infection among drivers.

The promising medicinal benefits of cannabis

21 December, 2020 | Supplied by: Cannatrek

Medicinal cannabis is any cannabis-based product prescribed to relieve the symptoms of a medical condition.

Oxford publishes peer-reviewed COVID-19 vaccine results

16 December, 2020

Interim results of the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 trials find that the vaccine protects against symptomatic disease in 70% of cases on average.

The psychology of anti-vaxxers

14 December, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Psychologists have shed light on why seemingly intelligent people ignore the evidence base supporting vaccines and label them unsafe, despite having little to no expertise on scientific methodology.

Research findings could sound new era in sperm selection

11 December, 2020

Monash University researchers have created a new approach for separating high-quality sperm in assisted reproduction using combined acoustic waves and fluid dynamics.

Extended listing for paediatric cerebral palsy treatment

09 December, 2020

Thousands of Australian children living with cerebral palsy now have access to an additional treatment option to treat moderate to severe upper limb spasticity.

UK hospitals deploy Aus-designed pop-up patient isolation rooms

08 December, 2020

An instant patient isolation room that can be deployed in five minutes is being used by hospitals throughout the UK to isolate patients with COVID-19.

Cost and disrupted routines threaten medication safety at Christmas

07 December, 2020

The Christmas holiday period can present as a particularly challenging time for medication adherence.

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