Clinical Services

Face shields: providing additional layers of protection

07 September, 2020 by Leon Suter

Face shields are comfortable to wear — they're also re-usable, and can easily be disassembled and cleaned with most cleaning products.

Delays to diagnosis and treatment may lead to rise in preventable deaths, says AHHA

07 September, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses during COVID-19 may lead to a rise in preventable deaths in Australia, warns Alison Verhoeven, CE of AHHA.

How to evaluate masks and avoid fake products

04 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Erskine Products Pty Ltd

The Australian market has been flooded by poor quality masks that don't provide adequate protection for healthcare workers. How do you spot a fake?

Clinical trial phases explained

03 September, 2020 by Associate Professor Paul Griffin*

Associate Professor Paul Griffin explains the different phases of the clinical trial process.

New antibiotic takes on drug-resistant bacteria

01 September, 2020

Dr Amy Cain and her colleagues have designed an antimicrobial peptide that holds promise for the future treatment of drug-resistant bacteria.

Newmarch House findings released

26 August, 2020

The Australian Government has released findings from the investigation into the spread of COVID-19 at Sydney aged-care facility Newmarch House.

Researchers create fast-acting 'biorubber' surgical glue

26 August, 2020

A novel surgical glue can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster than current bioadhesives and may serve as a platform to deliver pain relief drugs.

Pollution responsible for antibiotic resistance, research finds

26 August, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Scientists at the University of Georgia appear to have found a link between pollution and antibiotic resistance in a landmark study published this year.

CSIRO welcomes Oxford vaccine agreement

21 August, 2020

CSIRO has welcomed the Australian Government's agreement with AstraZeneca, which will give Australians access to the University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine.

Plastics exposure evident in human tissues

20 August, 2020

Research presented at the American Chemical Society Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo has examined the presence of micro- and nanoplastics in human organs and tissues.

Pandemic guidelines leave women and babies at risk

18 August, 2020

A UniSA researcher and qualified midwife warns that guidelines discouraging women from attending face-to-face antenatal visits could result in a spike in stillbirths.

Acceleration of inhaled oxytocin to reduce maternal mortality

18 August, 2020

A novel form of oxytocin is in accelerated development at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to address the world's leading cause of maternal mortality.

Global concern over Russian vaccine announcement

17 August, 2020

Australian experts have responded to reports that Russia has approved a COVID-19 vaccine known as Sputnik V for widespread use after less than two months of human testing.

Paediatric stroke rehabilitation guidelines published

17 August, 2020

Researchers and clinical experts led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have produced Australian clinical guidelines to improve the rehabilitation of children who have a stroke.

PPE unmasked: Australia's healthcare workers are inadequately protected

12 August, 2020 by Alicia Dennis, University of Melbourne and Jane L Whitelaw, University of Wollongong for The Conversation

National guidance needs to be urgently updated to reflect safest practice and acknowledge what we're learning about the airborne spread of the virus.

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