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Domestic travel key to distribution of flu across Australia

New scientific research on the spread of flu across Australia has revealed that all major cities appear to experience outbreaks […]

Aspirin added to cancer drug improves effectiveness

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new […]

Fast tracking lung cancer diagnosis

A new initiative is successfully encouraging those at higher risk of lung cancer to act sooner when symptoms appear. The […]

Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

Cancer Council Australia raises awareness of silica dust risk during Safe Work Month (October). With new estimates showing that over […]

‘Squirtable’ elastic glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could […]

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 […]