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Changing COVID-19 strategy could buy time

17 July, 2020

Scientists should be focusing on repurposing existing proven drugs to block the acute inflammatory responses to the virus in seriously ill patients.

COVID-19: not just a respiratory disease

16 July, 2020

New York clinicians have described COVID-19's effects outside the lung.

In Conversation with Dr Harrison Steel

16 July, 2020

Dr Harrison Steel has been directly involved in two significant projects that have impacted the COVID-19 health crisis.

Study examines ideal surface damage testing protocol

15 July, 2020 by Peter Teska, John Howarter, Haley Oliver, Jim Gauthier, Kay Bixler, Xiaobao Li | Supplied by: Diversey Australia Pty Ltd

With increased disinfection for COVID-19, facilities need to consider surface damage to medical devices.

Characteristics of an ideal surface damage testing protocol study — extract

14 July, 2020 by Peter Teska, MBA (Diversey, Inc.), John Howarter, PhD, (Purdue University), Haley Oliver, PhD, (Purdue University), Jim Gauthier, CIC, (Diversey Inc), Kay Bixler, (Diversey, Inc.), Xiaobao Li, PhD, (Diversey, Inc.) | Supplied by: Diversey Australia Pty Ltd

With increased disinfection for COVID-19, have you considered the surface damage to your medical devices?

Australian-developed COVID-19 vaccine could be ready early 2021

13 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Adelaide-based company Vaxine says it could have a COVID-19 vaccine ready as soon as early 2021.

'Protective' box a potential infection risk to healthcare workers

13 July, 2020

An Australian study has shown that aerosol boxes designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 can actually increase their exposure to airborne particles that carry the virus.

Frontiers in orthopaedic surgery

13 July, 2020

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr John O'Donnell recently performed his 10,000th hip arthroscopy procedure — a reported world first for any surgeon performing this procedure.

UniPrint antimicrobial film for coronavirus protection

10 July, 2020 | Supplied by: UniPrint Pty Ltd

UniPrint's antimicrobial film has recently passed certification that proves its efficiency in combating the viral load of coronaviruses.

Pharmacists launch opioid education program

09 July, 2020

SHPA and PSA have teamed up to bring 21,000 pharmacist members up to speed on recent opioid regulatory changes to encourage safer medicines use.

Perth COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off

08 July, 2020

More than 4000 people are taking part in a groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine trial at Perth's Linear Clinical Research.

Scientists' plea: we can't ignore airborne spread of COVID-19

08 July, 2020

A group of scientists from varying disciplines around the world have appealed to world health authorities to mitigate indoor airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.

SA research shows fentanyl safe for mothers in labour

06 July, 2020

Research from the University of South Australia shows that fentanyl is a safe option for mothers and babies, providing women with more pain relief choices during labour.

Melanoma immunotherapy: new target identified

03 July, 2020

QIMR Berghofer researchers have discovered why some melanoma patients do not respond well to immunotherapy.

Stimulating device now an option for chronic back pain

03 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Nevro

Medical professionals can now access a TGA-approved device to treat patients with chronic back pain, which affects 3.24 million Australians.

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