Cough into this phone please: The University of Queensland has developed a mobile application that allows for the diagnosis of respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and asthma based on an algorithm that uses the sound of the patient’s cough for recognition.
More than two million Australian adults - over 10% of the population - suffer from a sleep disorder, clinical insomnia or sleep apnea. Sleep disorders cost the Australian economy more than $5.1 billion per year. The reduction in life quality caused by sleep disorders has a further cost equivalent of $31.4 billion a year.
General Practice Registras Australia (GPRA) supports the plan to establish a new profession-led General Practice Training Advisory Committee to provide advice to the government on GP training policy and delivery. The advisory committee will include representatives from GPRA, RACGP, ACRRM, GPSA as well as an independent Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander GP.
How much confidence GPs have in providing nutritional advice to patients is the subject of research by Griffith University’s Dr Lauren Ball.
Three international universities, including Melbourne's Monash University are combining resources to create the PharmAlliance partnership.
A new national Go Rural campaign targeting young doctors will be launched this week, promoting the benefits of rural practice.
A survey of medical students has found that those who were exposed to training in palliative care early in their studies benefited greatly from the experience.
NPS MedicineWise has launched its latest program—Blood pressure: what’s changing in how we measure, manage and monitor—which provides health professionals with resources in blood pressure assessment and management.
Team building activities are a good way to inspire staff, but for Horizon Foundation, it's a way to give some cheer to children with cancer.
New District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) maps have been launched to identify regions where there are doctor shortages and improve recruitment processes.