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Stress disorders increase infection risk

24 October, 2019

A Swedish observational study has found that PTSD and other stress-related disorders are associated with a subsequent risk of life-threatening infections such as meningitis and sepsis.

Researchers develop early warning system for pre-eclampsia

24 October, 2019

Researchers at Edith Cowan University have developed a simple, low-cost test for predicting pre-eclampsia.

E-scooter injuries drive up Auckland hospital costs

22 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

A University of Auckland study has discovered that injuries from electric scooters (e-scooters) in the Auckland region have cost the health system more than NZ$1 million in less than one year.

A hand in infection control

22 October, 2019 by Alan Stocker*

Automated systems can help minimise cross-contamination in hospitals and aged-care facilities.

Leading role for nurses in antimicrobial stewardship

21 October, 2019 by Fiona Gotterson

Reflecting on nurses' leadership role in antimicrobial stewardship: what does it look like, how does it work?

Australian wins 2019 Best Basic Science Award for embryo work

21 October, 2019

An Australian pilot study investigating the role of antioxidants in early embryo development has won the 2019 Best Basic Science Award.

Investing in hospital cleaning for infection prevention

18 October, 2019 by Dr Nicole White*, Alison Farrington** and Professor Brett Mitchell***

Environmental cleaning plays an important role in preventing healthcare-associated infections and, in turn, delivers cost savings for hospitals.

Swim for Starlight

18 October, 2019

2020's Starlight Super Swim is encouraging Australians to make a positive splash to help the Starlight Children's Foundation brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children.

Be breast aware this October

17 October, 2019

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the youngest Australian to be diagnosed with breast cancer is urging all women to be 'breast aware'.

Chronic IBS pain identified as 'gut itch'

17 October, 2019

Flinders University researchers at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute have discovered that receptors that cause irritated, itchy skin also exist in the human gut.

The path to pharmacist prescribing

17 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

The Pharmacy Board of Australia has concluded that pharmacist prescribing as part of a collaborative healthcare team is viable.

Nanomesh a step forward in fight against antibiotic resistance

17 October, 2019

Researchers have developed a nanomesh capable of delivering drug treatments, which could provide a major step forward in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

A Day in the Life of a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor

16 October, 2019

A Day in the Life of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor Ola Sorensen.

PBAC recommends a strong remedy for antibiotic resistance

15 October, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

Repeat antibiotic prescriptions are often unnecessary, do more harm than good and should be restricted, according to new recommendations by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

Celebrating Australia's pharmacy technicians

15 October, 2019

On National Pharmacy Technician Day, the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia has released a video to celebrate and honour Australia's pharmacy technicians.

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