Clinical Services

Medicine shortages addressed in law

13 November, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

The SHPA, together with other industry groups and the government, has worked to develop a new protocol, coming into effect on 1 January 2019.

Herpes link to bipolar, depression

03 November, 2018

Researchers have found that Herpes viruses are capable of infecting neurons and possibly causing cognitive disturbances leading to mood disorder.

Automatic temperature monitoring in hospitals

31 October, 2018 | Supplied by: HLP Controls Pty Ltd

Temperature monitoring for vaccines, blood products and food in hospitals and medical centres is vital.

Hand-hygiene education for future doctors insufficient

29 October, 2018 by Dr Rajneesh Kaur^, Dr Holly Seale*

Doctors are known for hand-hygiene non-compliance. Does this stem from medical students receiving insufficient education?

Sepsis rates dropping in men, but still higher than for women

29 October, 2018

With the exception of Australia, Austria and New Zealand, over 30 countries in a sepsis study had higher rates of sepsis mortality in men than in women.

Changes needed to stem self-harm in older adults

24 October, 2018

Older adults (aged 65 and older) who self-harm have a higher risk of dying from unnatural causes (particularly suicide) compared to their peers without a history of self-harm.

A new way forward reducing opioid harm

22 October, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

Data, discussion and cooperation are the way forward as health professionals work to leverage promising initiatives.

Tailoring approaches to breastfeeding

16 October, 2018 by Jane Scott*

Breastfeeding research from experts from around the world suggests a tailored approach helps both mother and child.

Why do women get more migraines?

10 October, 2018 by Angharad Brewer Gillham*

Estrogen and other sex hormones may be responsible for the higher prevalence of migraine in women.

Staffing levels and infection prevention

09 October, 2018 by Brett Mitchell*

Increased levels of nurse staffing seem to be associated with a decrease in the risk of acquiring HAIs.

One-third unplanned pregnancies aborted

08 October, 2018

New Australian research finds that almost one-third of unplanned pregnancies end in abortion.

Hospital privacy curtains breed bacteria

04 October, 2018

A new study finds privacy curtains in patient rooms riddled with resistant bacteria, suggesting they should be changed or laundered regularly.

Low-dose antidepressants ease back pain

03 October, 2018

A low dose of antidepressants has been shown to help treat back pain in those for whom narcotics are the remaining option.

MATOS ARIA Refrigerator Range

01 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Rollex Medical

The MATOS ARIA range of medical and vaccination refrigerators features the latest technology in controllers and compressors for accurate temperature stability.

Improve lifestyle or risk 45,000 cases of bowel cancer

28 September, 2018

If Australians don't reduce their smoking, weight gain and excessive alcohol consumption, 45,000 cases of bowel cancer are likely over the next decade.

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