Clinical Services

1 in 2 Aussie adults won't get flu jab

27 March, 2018

For two Australian nurses, not receiving a flu vax seriously impacted their health. Their message: stop by your pharmacy and get a flu jab.

Meningitis drugs will save 80,000 lives a year

26 March, 2018

A 15-year research project has found that a one-week drug course will dramatically reduce meningitis deaths worldwide, and has been adopted by WHO.

Platypus milk saving lives

22 March, 2018

The humble platypus is proving to be an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.

1 in 3 US cardio deaths linked to lead

21 March, 2018

Low-level lead exposure may be responsible for around 30% of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease in the USA each year.

90% of Aussie adults experience tooth decay

20 March, 2018

A new report finds one in 10 preventable hospital admissions are due to dental conditions, while one-third of Aussie five- and six-year-olds have decay in their baby teeth.

When something 'sterile' is not

19 March, 2018 by Professor Ramon Shaban*

Contaminated sterile ultrasound gel causes an outbreak of blood stream and other infections.

Soy-milk formula affects infant reproductive organs

16 March, 2018

The effects are subtle and not cause for alarm, but further research into the long-term effects of the oestrogen-like compounds found in soy-based formulas is required.

Open heart surgery impacts Vit D levels

15 March, 2018

A vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions.

Opioids unnecessary for chronic pain

09 March, 2018

A small US study has found that non-opioid-based medicines were as effective as opioid medicines at improving chronic back, hip or knee pain.

Nerve agents: UK Russian ex-spy poisoning insights

08 March, 2018 by Dr Chris Morris*

UK police have confirmed that the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were likely poisoned by a nerve agent. Dr Chris Morris provides medical insights.

Alere DDS2 mobile drug test system

06 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Alere Australia

The Alere DDS2 mobile test system is a handheld analyser for the rapid screening of drugs of abuse in oral fluid.

Ansell Microflex 93-833 certified ergonomic gloves

28 February, 2018 | Supplied by: Ansell

The Microflex 93-833 with ERGOFORM is a certified ergonomic nitrile glove designed to reduce hand fatigue and muscle exertion associated with carpel tunnel syndrome.

Essential expertise: pharmacists stepping up

27 February, 2018 by Kristin Michaels*

Hospital pharmacists are committed to supporting sustainability.

30% of emergency patient cannulas unnecessary

27 February, 2018

Following research into cannula use in emergency departments, a new program being adopted by hospitals could save the nation's healthcare system $13 million annually.

1 in 10 people suffer infection after gastrointestinal surgery

21 February, 2018

The global study also found that more than 1 in 5 surgical site infections were resistant to antibiotics given before surgery to prevent infections.

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