Clinical Services

Online resources for early menopause sufferers

11 November, 2019

Monash University and RMIT, in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia, have launched an online resource to address the lack of information and awareness of early menopause.

Global warming's threat to health

11 November, 2019

Monash University researchers warn that global warming is likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure.

Novel technique for reducing back pain

07 November, 2019

Neurosurgeon Dr Marc Coughlan has introduced a minimally invasive endoscopic radiofrequency denervation for the treatment of back pain.

Upping air quality with hydroxyls

05 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Baxx Australia

Hydroxyls can now be reproduced via compact devices that are placed in hospitals and aged-care facilities to rid the air of airborne pathogens.

New Medicare services for complex eating disorders

05 November, 2019

Australians with complex eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia will be able to access new services through Medicare from 1 November 2019.

PET scan rebate introduced for breast cancer

05 November, 2019

From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will be available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.

The challenge of treating scars

01 November, 2019

With a range of different scar types and a variety of repair methods available, the treatment of scarring remains a challenge.

Norovirus — the importance of infection prevention and enhanced cleaning and disinfection

01 November, 2019 by Glenys Harrington, Consultant, Infection Control, Diversey | Supplied by: Diversey Australia Pty Ltd

Critical to prevention and control of norovirus outbreaks are standard and contact precautions in addition to enhanced cleaning and disinfection.

Yoghurt + high fibre diet = lowered risk of lung cancer

31 October, 2019

A study has found that a diet high in fibre and yoghurt is associated with reduced risk of lung cancer.

Medical innovations for 2020

30 October, 2019

A list of up-and-coming technologies has been unveiled by the Cleveland Clinic, selected by a panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists.

Antimicrobial use in aged care: the need for action

29 October, 2019 by John Turnidge*

The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Australian aged-care homes, combined with high levels of inappropriate antibiotic use, support the need for increased action both in activities to improve antimicrobial stewardship and in infection prevention and control.

Understanding impulse control behaviours in Parkinson's disease

28 October, 2019

Researchers have discovered how medications for Parkinson's disease cause some patients to develop addictive behaviours such as problem gambling, binge eating, hypersexuality and excessive shopping.

Blood test allows for rapid TB diagnosis

28 October, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) can now be identified in less than an hour thanks to a new blood test.

Safe from superbugs

25 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

Science, defence and pharmaceutical organisations are partnering in the war on superbugs.

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.

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