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Overuse of antibiotics not what the doctor ordered

With increased use of antibiotics worldwide linked to growing antibiotic resistance, a world-first study co-authored by a QUT researcher has […]

HIV treatment-as-prevention is effective in homosexual male couples

Results from a large study of HIV transmission risk among homosexual male couples with differing HIV status were published in […]

Hospital hand hygiene rates may be worse than reported

UNSW medical researchers have found that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are […]

‘Bad’ antibodies let blood infections rage

Certain antibodies in a patient’s blood stream may enable life-threatening bacterial infections to spread instead of fighting them off, a […]

Tropical disease target of national alert

A life-threatening parasitic worm could be quietly infecting up to 60 per cent of vulnerable Australians in remote northern communities. […]

New gene discovery unlocks mysteries of our immunity

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body’s immune […]

Mosquito saliva vital to the discovery of future drugs

Blood-feeding insects such as ticks, mosquitos and flies are widely regarded as pests given their role in disease transfer, but […]

Promoting vaccination? Focus on behaviour more than persuasion

Faced with outbreaks of influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases, parents, educators, healthcare providers, and policymakers around the world often want […]

Whose job is it to reduce the rise of superbugs? Clinicians can’t agree

Australia’s doctors, dentists and veterinarians can’t agree whose job it is to reduce the rise of antimicrobial resistance, a first-ever […]

Babies with bronchiolitis benefit from new oxygen therapy

A new therapy to help infants with acute respiratory infection will prevent thousands of infants with bronchiolitis from requiring escalation […]