Clinical Services

New cancer centre to offer cutting-edge radiation therapy services

14 May, 2021

A state-of-the-art cancer centre is scheduled to open within Holmesglen Private Hospital in September this year, offering the latest in advanced radiation therapy.

Genomics industry making headlines at HealthData21

14 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Genomics is the focus for the first day of the annual health data conference of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), HealthData21.

Kirby Institute modelling could assist pandemic exit strategy

13 May, 2021

UNSW's Kirby Institute has used mathematical modelling to test the effectiveness of different vaccination strategies for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breast implant cancer risk warning

11 May, 2021

Victorian women who have undergone breast implant or breast reconstructive procedures are being encouraged to watch for early symptoms of a rare form of cancer.

Historic PBS listing of cannabis for Dravet syndrome

10 May, 2021

Epidyolex has been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a rare and drug-resistant form of epilepsy.

Softmed begins sterilisation wrap production to ensure local supply

07 May, 2021

One million sterilisation wraps will be produced each month in response to a critical worldwide shortage that threatens surgery cancellations in Australia.

1.8m Australians missing out on recommended heart treatment

06 May, 2021

Treating high-risk patients with recommended blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering medicines could prevent more than 103,000 heart attacks, strokes and heart-related deaths.

New national standard for intensive care pharmacists

05 May, 2021

The standardised guidelines place pharmacists as key members of the multidisciplinary medical team caring for patients in the ICU.

What's happening in workplace washrooms?

04 May, 2021

In the washroom, Australians are most concerned about their co-workers not washing their hands, touching door handles and taps, and the cleanliness of the air.

Evidence urgently needed on how to safely withdraw patients from antidepressants

03 May, 2021 by Amy Sarcevic

Researchers at the Cochrane Collaboration reviewed 33 studies involving nearly 5000 participants, relating to antidepressant discontinuation.

Could real-time PCR testing rekindle the travel dream?

03 May, 2021 by Abel Ang, Group CEO of Advanced MedTech

A Singapore–Australia travel bubble may be possible with fast and accurate ways to test and clear incoming visitors.

Joondalup Health Campus makes digital transformation in maternity care

29 April, 2021

HeraMED has signed an agreement with Joondalup Health Campus in Western Australia to incorporate a paid pilot of the HeraCARE solution.

NSAIDs and pharmacists vital in low back pain management

28 April, 2021

Patients with low back pain have been shown to respond well to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, according to researchers at RMIT University.

The collaboration igniting malaria drug discovery

27 April, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Innovation has facilitated a collaboration between WEHI and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to ignite the development of antimalarial drug candidates.

Putting pharmacists where they're needed most

27 April, 2021 by Kristin Michaels, SHPA CEO

SHPA will continue to advocate for investment in embedding geriatric medicine pharmacists as part of clinical pharmacy services for aged-care residents.

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