Clinical Services

How did Royal Melbourne Hospital curb its COVID-19 outbreak?

16 November, 2020

Reported to have endured the largest institutional outbreak of COVID-19 in healthcare workers in Australia, the RMH's multidimensional response has been examined.

Partners take on cancer and heart disease

13 November, 2020

GE Healthcare and GenesisCare have partnered to tackle the globe's greatest health burdens: cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Vaccinate potential superspreaders first, researchers say

13 November, 2020

Macquarie University researchers have unveiled a strategy that models who should be vaccinated first.

Australian experts respond to Pfizer vaccine announcement

12 November, 2020

Pfizer and BioNTech have issued a press release, announcing that their vaccine candidate is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.

Research uncovers the hidden path of breast cancers

11 November, 2020

The secret pathway used by some aggressive breast cancers to avoid detection has been uncovered by researchers at Macquarie University.

School poisoning incidence calls for improved safety

09 November, 2020

Child and adolescent exposure to poisoning while at school is relatively common and appears to be increasing, according to research from the University of Sydney.

Magic mushroom compound holds promise for depression

06 November, 2020

The active compound in magic mushrooms — psilocybin — has been found to produce large, rapid and sustained improvements in patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.

Australia secures two more vaccine candidates

06 November, 2020

The Australian Government has secured two more potential coronavirus vaccines for Australia.

Medication safety is everyone's business

05 November, 2020 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA CEO

With the use of medication being the most common healthcare intervention, the challenge of upholding safety has never been more important.

COVID-19 reinfections — what do we know so far?

03 November, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Dr Larisa Labzin has helped demystify the topic of COVID-19 reinfections — highlighting what researchers now know for sure, what they think may be true and which areas they still have no idea about.

The critical role of National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre teams

03 November, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the invaluable health work undertaken by the Centre's personnel, who operate as Australian Medical Assistance Teams.

Minimising microplastics release when preparing infant formula

02 November, 2020

Discovering that high levels of microplastics are released when preparing formula in polypropylene infant feeding bottles, researchers have developed recommendations to mitigate the risk.

Behind the scenes of NSW's pandemic response

02 November, 2020

Thousands of workers from NSW Health, the Australian Defence Force, Qantas and even Taronga Zoo have played their part in the public health response to COVID-19.

A Day in the Life of a Sydney paramedic

29 October, 2020

It is sometimes said that paramedics see more trauma in one shift than most people see in a lifetime. We ride along with Steve Perryman for the day.

The tech that's helping stop the spread

28 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

We take a look at some of the COVID-busting infection control technologies being used to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

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