With large sections of the healthcare industry requiring employees to work around the clock, researchers have investigated the effect of food intake on staff alertness and productivity.
New microneedle patches developed by an Australian university offer a pain-free, antibacterial, self-dissolving solution for vaccination delivery.
A global study of short peripheral catheters uncovered major problems with their management.
Sometimes science and art collide as Dr Sophie Wiszniak discovered when she entered this beautifully stained cross-section of a developing embryo into the Scimex Multimedia Hub image competition.
This belief that eczema treatment is dangerous is the most common cause for poorly controlled disease.
The Commonwealth Senate enquiry report into tick-borne diseases has been released, highlighting the importance of awareness of tick-related illnesses in Australia. Worryingly, the committee heard that there could be as many as 50,000 people bitten by ticks in Australia each year.
The action of the drug and the mechanism of heroin suggests it should be effective for reversing opioid overdoses. But does the evidence stack up?
Fluke Biomedical has launched Advantage Training, an online centre aimed at providing accessible training to the biomedical engineering community. The training centre features a curriculum that covers the full spectrum of medical device preventive maintenance and quality assurance for biomedical and diagnostic imaging equipment.
The first human test of early time-restricted feeding found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. In early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and don't eat again until breakfast the next morning. The findings were unveiled during an oral presentation today at The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Fibres from the Australian native spinifex grass are being used to improve latex that could be used to make condoms as thin as a human hair without any loss in strength.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) have joined forces to help promote National Nutrition Week (October 11 – 17) by saying that not only are vegetables a crucial part of a healthy diet, but they’re good for your teeth as well.
The most recent Australian suicide statistics from 2013 show that, out of the whole population, men aged 85 years and over have the highest suicide rates. While the attention these figures have garnered is a positive sign, this is hardly a new phenomenon.
Jeffrey Craig, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Sunil Bhar, Swinburne University of Technology