Clinical Services

Private hospitals to help with public surgery caseloads

17 March, 2020

APHA has announced that the nation's private hospitals are ready and willing to alleviate pressure on the public hospitals by taking on some of the elective surgery caseload.


Australian poo lab targets global gut market

12 March, 2020 by Belinda Willis

South Australia is securing its poo stores for international export.


Coronavirus may affect medicines supply

11 March, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Supplies of routine medicines in Australia may become dangerously scarce — or outright unavailable — as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak takes hold, experts have warned.


London patient cured of HIV, says case report

11 March, 2020

The London-based patient received a stem cell transplant from donors with the HIV-resistant gene CCR5.


'Fever clinics' are opening in Australia for people who think they're infected with the coronavirus. Why?

09 March, 2020 by Gerard Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

So what are these clinics? And why are people being advised to use them rather than seeing their GP or going straight to the emergency department?


Coating reduces catheter pain and infection risk

06 March, 2020

Users of urinary catheters will benefit from significantly reduced pain and infection risk thanks to a new antimicrobial coating.


Second schizophrenia subtype identified

04 March, 2020

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have identified two distinct neuroanatomical subtypes of schizophrenia after analysing the brain scans of more than 300 patients.


Study suggests chest CT to diagnose COVID-19

03 March, 2020

A Chinese study of more than 1000 patients has found that chest CT outperformed lab testing in the diagnosis of COVID-19.


Bringing rare disesases to the fore

28 February, 2020

Many families spend years looking for a cause to the symptoms of a rare disease. A diagnosis gives families an answer and the ability to find support.


Bizarre case of woman who brews her own alcohol, in her urinary system

25 February, 2020

Clinicians in the US have encountered a case of 'urinary auto-brewery syndrome', in which a 61-year-old woman urinated alcohol despite claims that she did not drink alcohol.


SHPA releases new standard for geriatric medicine pharmacists

24 February, 2020

The standard highlights the need for pharmacists with specific geriatric medicine expertise to work as part of interdisciplinary teams to improve the safety and quality of care for older Australians.


Spike in mental health distress calls since start of bushifre crisis

21 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Lifeline has launched a purpose-built helpline to support those affected by the recent Australian bushfire crisis.


Golden staph bloodstream infection rate stable, says report

20 February, 2020

An AIHW report says Australian public hospitals are exceeding the national target for reducing golden staph bloodstream infections, with a stable infection rate reported for the last five years.


AI may choose best depression therapy

18 February, 2020

A US research team has developed a computer that can accurately predict whether an antidepressant will work, based on patients' brain activity.


Time for action on pancreatic cancer

17 February, 2020

A report published by Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation shows that, without action, pancreatic cancer is likely to become Australia's second biggest cancer killer.


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