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Study suggests labour induction at 41 weeks

25 November, 2019

Researchers in Sweden set out to compare induction of labour at 41 weeks with expectant management until 42 weeks in low-risk pregnancies.


Bushfires + wind + pollen spell bad news for asthmatics

22 November, 2019

The National Asthma Council Australia has highlighted the risk of serious asthma and hayfever episodes given the forecasted weather conditions in the eastern states.


SHPA's plan to advance Australia's pharmacy workforce

20 November, 2019

The SHPA has unveiled its bold vision for realising an advanced pharmacy profession, delivering quality use of medicines and benefiting all Australians.


New wetsuit material protective vs shark attack

19 November, 2019

Flinders researchers have tested wetsuit material that can help reduce blood loss resulting from shark bites, reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites.


Peers and residents celebrated at SHPA's MM2019

19 November, 2019

The annual scientific pharmacy conference saw Jacinta Costello named 2019 SHPA Resident of the Year.


Model predicts chance of septic shock in children

18 November, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel method for predicting which children arriving in emergency departments are most likely to go into septic shock.


Call to lower Australian LDL-C targets

15 November, 2019

The release of new European guidelines on dyslipidaemias has called Australia’s LDL-C targets into question.


Australian research leading the charge in malaria elimination

15 November, 2019

Professor Brendan Crabb received the 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence for his research on malaria.


Ageing in pain

14 November, 2019 by Carol Bennett, CEO, Painaustralia

How do we best respond to the pain experienced by some of the most frail and vulnerable people in our communities?


Brain scanning on the move, bike helmet style

14 November, 2019

A wearable bike helmet-style brain scanner — which allows natural movement during scanning — has been used in a UK study to measure brain activity in young children.


Copper beds assist infection control

13 November, 2019

A study has found that intensive care unit (ICU) copper hospital beds harbour 95% fewer bacteria than conventional hospital beds, asssisting with infection control.


Online resources for early menopause sufferers

11 November, 2019

Monash University and RMIT, in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia, have launched an online resource to address the lack of information and awareness of early menopause.


Global warming's threat to health

11 November, 2019

Monash University researchers warn that global warming is likely to increase illnesses caused by undernutrition, due to the effects of heat exposure.


Novel technique for reducing back pain

07 November, 2019

Neurosurgeon Dr Marc Coughlan has introduced a minimally invasive endoscopic radiofrequency denervation for the treatment of back pain.


PET scan rebate introduced for breast cancer

05 November, 2019

From 1 November 2019, Medicare rebates will be available for positron emission tomography (PET) scans for breast cancer.


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