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Liver cancer could be halted by boosting immune system

International research involving the University of Adelaide has helped to better understand how a diseased liver promotes the development of […]

New technology for rapid diagnosis anywhere

A new Australian study published today has reported a revolutionary dipstick technology that allows DNA and RNA to be extracted […]

Addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance

A Griffith University researcher says we urgently need to safeguard current antibiotics and discover new ones to avoid what has […]

Transient microorganisms (hands)

Transient microorganisms are bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microscopic organisms that contaminate the hands when they are dirty. Unlike resident […]

Resident microorganisms (hands)

Resident microorganisms are healthy bacteria and other microscopic organisms that live on the skin of the hands and play a […]

Health care acquired infections (nosocomial infections)

Health care acquired infections are infections that people have contracted at a health care facility, for example while waiting in […]

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms mutate to avoid the lethal effects of medications usually used to destroy them.  When bacteria […]

Practitioners’ mobile phones pose serious health concerns

A new study has found mobile phones used by medical practitioners in a hospital setting contain a high level of […]

GP Q/A: What is causing the changes in my sense of smell?

Reader question: Hi Dr Joe I’ve heard many stories about loss of smell. I’ve had this for a few years now, […]
Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola: Dr Joe Kosterich

Transcript We’ve been hearing a lot about Ebola recently in the media and it can be quite scary but it […]