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A dose of ‘wait-and-see’ reduces unnecessary antibiotic use

Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of […]

Respirators better than surgical masks for infection control

The longstanding belief that a surgical mask provides adequate protection against infections spread by droplets has been turned upside down […]

Rapid flu detection trial

With the flu season in full swing this winter, USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is working with doctors at Buddina and […]

Poor mental health could lead to unnecessary nasal surgery

Surgeons who rely on a patient’s own report of their nasal function may not be getting an accurate picture – unless they […]

A better way to estimate Australia’s future lifestyle-related cancers

UNSW’s Centre for Big Data Research in Health has a new and improved way to estimate the numbers of cancers […]

Researchers discover rare disease in Australia

A rare infectious disease thought to be non-existent in the southern hemisphere has been discovered in Australia by researchers from […]

Airborne bacteria remain alive for 45 minutes

Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands. QUT and UQ scientists have developed a new technique […]

Stem cells a potential asthma treatment

A study led by scientists at Monash University has shown that a new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds […]

Pre-operative exercise helps lung cancer surgery recovery

Lung cancer patients who undertake one to four weeks of supervised exercise training before surgery have fewer post-surgery complications and […]

Cancer impacting Australia’s health more than any other group of diseases

Cancer is the disease group with the biggest impact on our health costing us, as a nation, more years of […]
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