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Prescription medication misuse on the rise: experts appeal for action
Expert clinicians and patient advocates are appealing for urgent action to curb Australia's spiralling problem with prescription medication misuse.
How apps for mobile-ready house call services are changing medicine
Across the US, a slew of start-ups are working to revolutionise the way that medical treatment is delivered.
10 Great Medical Apps to Help Get the Job Done Right
We're all after convenience and functionality, and as we become increasingly reliant on technology, the burgeoning world of smartphone apps ensures an app is developed for nearly ...
Adelaide conference raises importance of glucose control in hospitals
At the ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) unveiled a suite of resources to ensure the importance of glucose control in hospitals is front and ...
Integrating organisational development into your medical facility
Organisational development is a strategy designed to foster change in your medical facility, with the direct involvement of all team members.
New resources aim to reduce unnecessary radiation exposure to children
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released a range of resources aimed at reducing unnecessary radiation exposure to children and young people from ...
Pocket-sized psychologist only an app away
A new smartphone app is putting a psychologist in the pocket of anyone needing on the spot advice.
3D avatar revolutionises skin cancer diagnosis
University of Queensland researchers now have access to technology that is set to be a game changer in the fight against skin cancer.
Patients shouldn't be 'held ransom' in private health: Minister Ley
Patient safety and welfare should be the priority in any negotiations between private hospitals and health insurers, not used as ransom in a cynical "Game of Thrones", Federal Minister ...
Families dealing with children's cancer to get additional support
Hundreds of Australian families dealing with children's cancer will get greater support with the launch of a one-stop Children's Cancer Website today, the first of its kind in ...
Data highlights need for greater investment in general practice
AMA President, Professor Brian Owler, has pointed to data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), stating it sends a strong message to Government, highlighting ...
Regulation at work protecting patients: 'dodgy dentist' convicted
A man who pretended to be a dentist in Victoria today pleaded guilty to the 17 charges filed against him by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Pharmaceutical industry calls for more research into medical cannabis
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) released a position statement on the investigation of the potential therapeutic value of and therefore possible medicinal uses for ...
3D printed pills could make personalised medicine a reality
Human beings aren't one-size-fits all, so why are the pills in a prescription bottle identical from patient to patient? What if technology could tweak the formulations of pharmaceutical ...
How to make the transition from paper to electronic records
Today, most practices recognise the need for making the move to electronic health records (EHR) and reducing the reliance on paper-based records.
Australia's first 3D printed spine implant
RMIT has worked with a medical device company and a neurosurgeon to successfully create a 3D printed vertebral cage for a patient with severe back pain.
Nurse & midwife registration numbers up, but more seeking work
The total number of all nurses and midwives registered in Australia rose by almost seven per cent between 2011 and 2014, but not all are finding work in their field, according to ...
New stats reveal 50 per cent of Australians battling chronic disease
The need for Primary Health Care reform has been highlighted with the release of new statistics showing half of all Australians have at least one chronic disease.
Patient consent in spotlight as pharmacists take on more diverse roles
With pharmacists' roles expanding into more diverse areas of patient care, the issue of patient consent is coming to the fore.
Organs-on-Chips: invention of micro-device that mimics organ function
For decades, animal testing has been the logical next step for any medical development on its way from the clinic to the lab. But a new development from a Harvard lab could change ...
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