Clinical Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder program expanding with $1.5m funding

11 September, 2023

The expansion of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder screening program will be explored with community organisations as part of a new National Health and Medical Research Council project.

Mater launches new model of care for diabetic pregnant mums

06 September, 2023

Mater Mothers' Hospital has launched a new hybrid care model that combines a traditional midwifery group practice with an extra layer of obstetric care.

Calls to standardise allergy tests to improve reliability

05 September, 2023

Scientists are calling for standardisation of allergy tests after laboratory trials showed commercially available tests are not uniformly reliable.

Device to improve pacemaker surgery efficiency

05 September, 2023

South Australian company (Cardiovascular Technology Pty) has developed the OnePoint Junction Box with an aim to improve pacemaker surgery.

Report examines overuse and misuse of antibiotics given to children

04 September, 2023

A study by Charles Darwin University found that parental decision on antibiotic use comes based on factors of personal advice, fear and access to healthcare institutions.

TGA seizes 40,000 vapes in Qld

01 September, 2023

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has seized over 40,000 vaping products, with an estimated street value of over $1.2 million, in Brisbane.

Snake parasite found in a woman's brain at Canberra Hospital

29 August, 2023

Researchers at Canberra Hospital and The Australian National University have found a live eight-centimetre roundworm in the brain of a 64-year-old Australian woman.

More than half of heart diseases linked to lifestyle factors

28 August, 2023

Five classic risk factors — overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes mellitus — are linked to more than half of cardiovascular diseases worldwide.

Cold-stored platelets being trialled in Aust hospitals

28 August, 2023

A cold platelets trial is testing if platelets stored at 4°C are better at reducing blood loss during complex cardiac surgery.

Icon Group, Nuffield Health team up to meet rising cancer care demand

23 August, 2023

UK healthcare charity Nuffield Health and Icon Group, Australian specialist oncology services provider, have signed a strategic partnership to deliver oncology services in the UK.

Study examines early rGS for infantile epilepsy diagnosis

22 August, 2023

A study has examined using rapid genome sequencing to diagnose babies with epilepsy, informing improved treatment plan changes according to individual needs.

DHCRC pilot to better support menopausal women in the workplace

16 August, 2023

A new DHCRC pilot project, with Western Sydney University and digital health startup Metluma, aims to better support women experiencing menopause in the workplace.

Trial to assess endometrial cancer treatment

16 August, 2023

Approval has been granted for a $3.1 million grant to study the effectiveness of sentinel lymph node removal during early-stage endometrial cancer surgery.

Ultrasound technique used for difficult venous access

15 August, 2023

Research into the use of ultrasound techniques to assist with intravenous cannula treatment has been implemented for Australian children.

Tech to improve wound management, resolve excessive scarring

09 August, 2023

Dr Xanthe Strudwick is working with researchers to examine the development of chronic wounds and how to resolve excessive scarring.

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