Clinical Services

Aggressive prostate cancer secrets revealed

11 January, 2017

A landmark study has revealed the reason why men with a family history of prostate cancer who also carry the BRCA2 gene fault have a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.


Acid reflux drugs linked to nasty tummy bugs

10 January, 2017

Use of stomach acid suppressing drugs, one of which is the second most prescribed drug in Australia, has been linked to an increased risk in gastro bugs and gut infections, UK researchers say.


Trial confirms Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

09 January, 2017

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results published today in The Lancet.


New technique a breath of fresh air for kids in emergency

05 January, 2017

A new therapy, trialled by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital researchers, has the potential to become a 'game changer' in emergency paediatric medicine.


New blood test is significantly more sensitive for bowel cancer than CEA

21 December, 2016

"Our study has shown that Colvera is significantly more sensitive for bowel cancer than CEA and as such provides us with an improved, simple test that increases the likelihood of detecting curable recurrence," Professor Young said.


Codeine will be script-only from 2018

21 December, 2016

"It's important that people realise that the decision's been taken based on safety predominantly and based on the risk of abuse," Dr Tim Greenaway said.


Millions of kids could benefit from this new worm treatment strategy

15 December, 2016

This improved strategy for treating intestinal worms in adults and children could improve the health of millions of children in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa.


MSF calls to spare civilian lives in Aleppo battle

14 December, 2016

"Hospitals are now part of the battlefield," said Meinie Nicolai, MSF president.


Australia's first non-invasive skin cancer treatment

13 December, 2016

Reduced scarring and the ability to treat multiple lesions at once are two perks of Australia's first low energy X-ray treatment for skin cancer.


Cancer soars by one-third globally

07 December, 2016

Between 2005 and 2015, the number of cancer cases worldwide increased by 33%, with an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases and 8.7 million deaths, according to a global research collaboration involving Australian institutions.


Who am I? Do I have concussion?

07 December, 2016

Concussions can be hard to diagnose, but a new technique using MEG brain scans analysed by machine learning algorithms can help detection, according to a Canadian team of researchers.


LabFriend eye wash stations and bottles

02 December, 2016

LabFriend has a range of shapes and sizes of eye wash stations, as well as refill bottles, for the initial first aid treatment for many hazardous contaminants. The range of safety showers, eye/face wash units and multispray platform showers is designed for personal safety, particularly in applications such as mining, petroleum and oil refineries, chemical manufacturing and handling, as well as laboratories and hospitals.


Changes to cervical cancer screening

25 October, 2016 by Corin Kelly

Further reading Smith M, Canfell K. Impact of the Australian National Cervical Screening Program in women of different ages. Med J Aust 2016; 205 (8): 359-364.


Evidence-based training helps meet IPC targets

04 October, 2016 by AHHB

Within the healthcare sector there is growing pressure to reduce the rates of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI).Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) teams have increasingly stringent targets to aim for with tighter budgets and larger penalties in place if they fail.


Integrated valve regulator simplifies oxygen therapy

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

Coregas Integrated Valve Regulator (IVR) conveniently combines cylinder, regulator, flow meter and valve in a robust, lightweight and ready-to-use package. Coregas IVR, accessing medical oxygen quicker, easier and removes the operating costs of external regulators and flow meters. Simply attach your tubing or equipment to the unit and continue caring for your patient.


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