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Ultrasound technique used for difficult venous access

15 August, 2023

Research into the use of ultrasound techniques to assist with intravenous cannula treatment has been implemented for Australian children.

Tech to improve wound management, resolve excessive scarring

09 August, 2023

Dr Xanthe Strudwick is working with researchers to examine the development of chronic wounds and how to resolve excessive scarring.

Blood test could help predict risk of death in two years: study

09 August, 2023

A blood test to detect higher levels of a heart protein, called troponin, could help predict the risk of death from any cause in the next few years, claims a large UK study.

PSA launches updated Professional Practice Standards

07 August, 2023

The PSA has released revised Professional Practice Standards for clinical activities undertaken by pharmacists in differing specialty areas.

Childhood trauma may increase risk of pregnancy complications

07 August, 2023

The risk of pregnancy complications and of giving birth to underweight and/or premature babies may be significantly higher for women who experience childhood trauma.

Discovery could lead to improved chronic worm treatment

31 July, 2023

A Monash University study has uncovered why some intestinal worm infections become chronic, which could eventually lead to human vaccines and improved treatments.

Illicit drugs behind one in three sudden cardiac deaths: Vic study

31 July, 2023

Around one-third of young adults in Victoria who experienced sudden cardiac deaths (SCDs) outside of a hospital setting from April 2019 to April 2021 used illegal drugs prior to their fatal events.

Research into 'chemobrain' hopes to improve treatment

26 July, 2023

UNSW Sydney has been awarded a grant of nearly $500,000 to investigate how the relationship between gut and brain health is impacted by chemotherapy.

New CHAP project to support country heart patients

26 July, 2023

The Country Health Attack Prevention program, or CHAP Project, is tailor-made for country people's recovery and secondary prevention support.

Paediatric palliative care national plan launched

24 July, 2023

A new national action plan has been launched with an aim to improve the quality and availability of palliative care for infants, children and young people with a life-limiting illness.

Call for awareness on metabolic syndrome that increases heart disease risk

24 July, 2023

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) is calling for improving awareness on conditions that can double the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Lipid-lowering drugs could impair lung function: study

24 July, 2023

A study involving 340,000 UK Biobank participants has found that a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could impair lung function in some patients.

UQ, SNP speed up pathology workflows

24 July, 2023

The University of Queensland and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) have automated a microscope scanning and analysis system in Brisbane that has been tested, implemented and accredited ready for rollout around the world.

Reducing caesarean birth risks: research

14 July, 2023

Researchers have investigated the effectiveness of a range of manoeuvres and devices currently used to reduce the risk of impacted foetal head in emergency caesarean births.

Access to medical abortion pill expanded

12 July, 2023

The TGA has announced changes to restrictions around prescribing and dispensing of medical abortion pills.

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