Steps to make PPE equipment safer

Australia’s first dedicated testing facility for protective gowns has been established at Flinders, where research is also starting on improving face mask safety. The two Flinders […]

COVID-19 another health crisis for Africa

Six months since COVID-19 was first identified, thousands of therapeutic trials and dozens of vaccine development studies were under way, including one vaccine study each in […]

Too many men avoid bowel cancer tests

Only 40% of people who receive free National Bowel Cancer Screening kits actually complete them – with men younger than 70 having the lowest rates of […]

High use of poorly financed aged care

Australia is a comparatively high user of residential aged care with a relatively low financial investment in the whole aged-care sector, OECD data shows. In a […]

Indigenous ICU patients suffer in long term

Rigorous follow-up of Indigenous patients recovering from critical illness, particularly those who have discharged themselves from hospital, is essential, a new Medical Journal of Australia paper […]