Clinical Services

The dangers of iron overload

12 July, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

Most health professionals know that iron overload can, after many years, lead to multiple organ failures, if not diagnosed and treated. Yet the messaging around over-consuming iron is often missed.

Medigrowth, Deakin Uni partner for medicinal cannabis centre

12 July, 2023

Medigrowth, a fully licensed Australian medicinal cannabis biotech, has announced plans to build a Centre of Excellence in Geelong in partnership with Deakin University.

RSV vaccine trial to protect pre-term babies

10 July, 2023

Qld researchers are trialling a new vaccine that could deliver single dose protection and reduce hospitalisation rates of premature babies after discharge.

New drug targets the fundamental process of inflammation

10 July, 2023

A new class of anti-inflammatory medication developed in Australia is being prepared for regulatory approval.

Dr Nicole Yap to join Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute

05 July, 2023

The specialist breast surgeon will join FECRI's breast cancer research group as a Collaborating Clinician in metropolitan Melbourne.

Assessing quality of life in recurrent rectal cancer patients

30 June, 2023

Researchers have developed a disease-specific measure designed to capture and assess the wide-ranging issues that affect patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer.

Cancer patient navigation linked to improved outcomes

28 June, 2023

Patient navigation is strongly linked to increased and successful rates of screening, earlier medical diagnosis and cancer outcomes worldwide, according to a new study.

AI tool claims to find sperm in infertile men in seconds

28 June, 2023

The tool identifies sperm, then leaves the embryologist to decide whether it is really present and if it is viable enough for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection.

New guidelines for safer opioid deprescribing

26 June, 2023

Eleven recommendations on when, how and in what situation it may be appropriate for clinicians to reduce opioid use by placing the patient at the centre of the equation have been released.

WHO outlines 40 priorities on antimicrobial resistance

26 June, 2023

WHO has published its first global research agenda for the world's scientists to address the most urgent human health priorities to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

WA, NT and TAS identified as asthma 'hot spots'

26 June, 2023

A recent study has identified Western Australia and parts of the Northern Territory and Tasmania as asthma 'hot spots', recording the highest numbers of people with difficult-to-treat asthma in Australia.

Could a dose of hookworms help manage IBD?

21 June, 2023

A trial by the Malaghan Institute's Hookworm Therapy team suggests so.

'Controversial' trauma care drug examined in new study

21 June, 2023

While tranexamic acid is commonly used to limit bleeding during surgery, its usefulness in emergency settings to treat life-threatening bleeding has been questioned.

GAMA launches campaign to improve incontinence awareness

19 June, 2023

The 'Make a Difference' campaign aims to improve the lives of those affected by IAD and promote optimal management practices.

Vaginal seeding may boost neurodevelopment of C-section babies

19 June, 2023

C-section babies' microbiota are dominated by bacteria found on the mother's skin, in breastmilk and in the environment.

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