Clinical Services

Why do some people develop life-threatening COVID-19?

30 September, 2020

More than 10% of healthy people who develop severe COVID-19 produce misguided antibodies that attack the patient's own immune system.


Tarantula venom could hold key to IBS pain relief

29 September, 2020

Molecules from the venom of one of the world's largest spiders could be used to develop pain blockers for people with irritable bowel syndrome.


Report finds high use of antimicrobials in major cities

23 September, 2020

Sustained high use of antimicrobial medicines has been demonstrated in a five-year trend report released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.


Coffee drinking confers benefits in cancer study

23 September, 2020

Daily coffee consumption has been associated with improved survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, according to a study led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Report reveals burden of non-melanoma skin cancer

18 September, 2020

A new report has revealed the unseen burden of non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia.


Study finds pregnancy can delay onset of MS symptoms

17 September, 2020

A Monash-led international study has found that pregnancy can delay the onset of multiple sclerosis symptoms by more than three years.


Cochrane Review finds individualised treatment best for PCOS

11 September, 2020

The study compared the two most common treatments used in the long-term medical management of the condition: the oral contraceptive pill and metformin.


Gout treatment halts coronary disease progression

09 September, 2020

A trial has found that heart attacks and the need for coronary stenting or bypass surgery reduced by 30% in patients taking low-dose colchicine, a drug commonly used to treat gout.


Queensland and Oxford: a tale of two vaccine agreements

08 September, 2020

CSL Limited has signed a heads of agreement for the supply of UQ's COVID-19 vaccine candidate and another to manufacture Oxford University's candidate.


Face shields: providing additional layers of protection

07 September, 2020 by Leon Suter

Face shields are comfortable to wear — they're also re-usable, and can easily be disassembled and cleaned with most cleaning products.


Delays to diagnosis and treatment may lead to rise in preventable deaths, says AHHA

07 September, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses during COVID-19 may lead to a rise in preventable deaths in Australia, warns Alison Verhoeven, CE of AHHA.


How to evaluate masks and avoid fake products

04 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Erskine Products Pty Ltd

The Australian market has been flooded by poor quality masks that don't provide adequate protection for healthcare workers. How do you spot a fake?


Clinical trial phases explained

03 September, 2020 by Associate Professor Paul Griffin*

Associate Professor Paul Griffin explains the different phases of the clinical trial process.


New antibiotic takes on drug-resistant bacteria

01 September, 2020

Dr Amy Cain and her colleagues have designed an antimicrobial peptide that holds promise for the future treatment of drug-resistant bacteria.


Newmarch House findings released

26 August, 2020

The Australian Government has released findings from the investigation into the spread of COVID-19 at Sydney aged-care facility Newmarch House.


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