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Oxford publishes peer-reviewed COVID-19 vaccine results

16 December, 2020

Interim results of the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine Phase 3 trials find that the vaccine protects against symptomatic disease in 70% of cases on average.

The psychology of anti-vaxxers

14 December, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Psychologists have shed light on why seemingly intelligent people ignore the evidence base supporting vaccines and label them unsafe, despite having little to no expertise on scientific methodology.

Research findings could sound new era in sperm selection

11 December, 2020

Monash University researchers have created a new approach for separating high-quality sperm in assisted reproduction using combined acoustic waves and fluid dynamics.

Extended listing for paediatric cerebral palsy treatment

09 December, 2020

Thousands of Australian children living with cerebral palsy now have access to an additional treatment option to treat moderate to severe upper limb spasticity.

UK hospitals deploy Aus-designed pop-up patient isolation rooms

08 December, 2020

An instant patient isolation room that can be deployed in five minutes is being used by hospitals throughout the UK to isolate patients with COVID-19.

Cost and disrupted routines threaten medication safety at Christmas

07 December, 2020

The Christmas holiday period can present as a particularly challenging time for medication adherence.

Investment in midwives could save 4.3 million lives per year by 2035

07 December, 2020

Scaling up global midwife-led care could reduce maternal deaths by 67%, newborn deaths by 64% and stillbirths by 65%, according to a new modelling study.

Research reveals gaps in adult pertussis vaccination

03 December, 2020

Older Australians may be missing out on protection against pertussis because GPs tend to focus on vaccinating those in close contact with young children.

How long until the leading vaccines make it to market?

02 December, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Pfizer and BioNTech may face major hurdles in getting their vaccine to market, despite recently being touted as winners of the COVID-19 vaccine race.

Call out to Queenslanders for OCD clinical trial

02 December, 2020

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is calling for south-east Queenslanders diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder to join a clinical trial of a new brain stimulation treatment.

The most common and costly drugs of 2019–2020

02 December, 2020

Which prescription medicines are most commonly used in Australia? Which have the greatest cost to the Australian Government?

Electric air ambulance unveiled

30 November, 2020

AMSL Aero and aeromedical organisation CareFlight have launched Vertiia — an efficient electric air ambulance built to tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.

Research reveals likely locations of next pandemic

27 November, 2020

An international team of human and animal health experts has identified areas at risk of harbouring the conditions that may lead to the next pandemic.

AstraZeneca vaccine candidate

26 November, 2020 by Nicholas Wood, University of Sydney for The Conversation

AstraZeneca's results signal more good vaccine news — but efficacy is only the beginning of the story.

SHPA Virtual Congress award winners announced

25 November, 2020

The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) has hosted a successful, celebratory and all-virtual 2020 SHPA Virtual Congress.

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