Clinical Services

Multiresistant superbug appears in Australia

05 September, 2018 by Professor Ramon Z Shaban*, Julie E Potter^

The multiresistant superbug Candida auris has surfaced in Australia; healthcare professionals must take action to prevent it taking hold.


Medical cannabis: much work to be done

30 August, 2018 by Drake Sutton-Shearer*

Over 90% of Australians support the legalisation of medical use cannabis but only a handful of our 38,000 GPs are able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.


9 million Australians take prescription medicines daily

28 August, 2018

More than 9 million people take a prescribed medicine daily, with 8 million taking two or more prescribed medicines a week, according to a new survey.


Making a song and dance about hand hygiene

27 August, 2018 by Kathryn Lim* and Dr Holly Seale^

Healthcare organisations are creating entertaining videos on YouTube to promote hand hygiene. But how effective is this medium?


Rexi Care Soft-Touch Fabric Clay Hot Wrap Pack

27 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Taiwan Stanch Co. Ltd.

Taiwan Stanch has developed an environmentally friendly, re-usable hot/cold pack made from thermal clay.


Parkinson's diagnosis — the eyes have it

24 August, 2018

A new link between a thinning eye retina and dopamine means doctors may soon be able to diagnose Parkinson's disease with a simple eye scan.


Male, over 50 and running to the loo?

17 August, 2018

With 50% of men in their 50s experiencing symptoms related to an enlarged prostate, health practitioners should encourage middle-aged men to have a check-up.


Epidurals could be halved with remifentanil

16 August, 2018

A new study finds that the number of women in labour requiring epidurals could be halved if treated with remifentanil instead of pethidine.


Bring the pressure down: new pill reduces hypertension

15 August, 2018

A new three-in-one pill to reduce high blood pressure could change the way hypertension is treated globally.


Inducing at 39 weeks reduces risk of caesarian

13 August, 2018

Contrary to existing perceptions, inducing healthy first-time pregnant mothers at 39 weeks reduces the risk of caesarian and pre-eclampsia.


Antimicrobial resistance remains a threat in Aus hospitals

10 August, 2018

CPE and Neisseria gonorrhoeae continue to be the most commonly reported organisms with critical resistances to antimicrobials across Australia.


Boxer shorts are best for male fertility

09 August, 2018

In the largest study of its kind, men who wear boxer shorts have been found to have significantly better chances of conceiving than men who wear tight-fitting underwear.


New treatment puts cancer to sleep — permanently

06 August, 2018

A new class of medication prevents cancer from dividing and proliferating, effectively stopping it in its tracks.


New arrhythmia guidelines released

02 August, 2018

In the past decade, deaths from atrial fibrillation — the major cause of stroke — have increased by 82%. New guidelines seek to counter this.


Dramatic increase in cardiac implants

30 July, 2018

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures have risen significantly, with over 75% of recipients being men.


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