The future of stem cells: tackling hype versus hope

08 February, 2017 by Melissa Little, University of Melbourne

For many people suffering from disabling conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, spinal injury and paralysis, multiple sclerosis, macular degeneration, heart disease, renal failure and even cancer, announcements in the press around breakthroughs in stem cell research undoubtedly bring hope.

Nurse-initiated pain relief benefits outcome for ED patients

30 January, 2017

Ongoing education is important for ensuring emergency department nurses play a vital role in the speedy delivery of patient pain relief, according to a new Australian study.

Note to new Minister: Listen to nurses and midwives

25 January, 2017

The country's largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), said new Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt must listen to nurses and midwives if the government has any chance of addressing the many issues impacting the health and aged-care sectors and the delivery of quality care.

Expo shines a light on diabetes in Vic

23 January, 2017

Diabetes Expo will take place on Saturday, 25 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, featuring high-profile speakers and showcasing the latest products and services for people with diabetes.

Left untreated, tick-borne disease can lead to chronic and debilitating illness

23 January, 2017

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.

Exercise cuts impact of concussions after a knock

10 January, 2017

A study published in JAMA shows that a bit of physical exercise within seven days of a bonk to the head can help stop the symptoms of concussion.

Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

21 December, 2016 by William B. Farquhar, University of Delaware

Great news: You don't have to spend hours on this.

Should naloxone be used to avoid opioid overdoses?

14 December, 2016 by Alex Wodak, Emeritus Consultant, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst

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?

Drugs for delirium don't work and may cause harm

07 December, 2016

What are we to do for people experiencing delirium, who are robbed of their mental awareness and ability to communicate?

Fluke Biomedical Advantage Training online training centre

02 December, 2016

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.

Early or no dinner to fight obesity

08 November, 2016 by Corin Kelly

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.

MBS review is a chance for change

12 September, 2016 by ahhb

150 lives saved and counting

31 August, 2016 by ahhb

Choosing Wisely at Austin Health

13 July, 2016 by ahhb

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