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20
Sep

For the first time walking patterns identify specific types of dementia

Pioneering research has revealed that analysing how a person walks may be a key clinical tool in helping to accurately identify the specific type of dementia a patient has - Alzheimer's disease or Lewy body dementia.

16
Sep

QUT researchers use AI to sharpen the focus of eye testing

QUT researchers have applied artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning techniques to develop a more accurate and detailed method for analysing images of the back of the eye to help clinicians better detect and track eye diseases, such as glaucoma and aged-related macular degeneration.

13
Sep

Plain water is better than hand sanitiser for influenza A

Simple handwashing, even without soap, is more effective than using many hand disinfectants for killing influenza A virus (IAV) in typical clinical situations, new data show.

10
Sep

A new study suggests nurses’ performance is affected by social media addiction

Addiction to social networking sites is affecting nurses’ performance and their ability to concentrate on their work, according to a new study, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. The research suggests addiction to social networking sites is “becoming commonplace” among nurses and this risks damaging patient care.

2
Sep

Daily coffee doesn’t affect cancer risk, according to new research from QIMR

Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have found that drinking coffee does not change a person’s risk of being diagnosed with, or dying from, cancer, in a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology

30
Aug

Could long, high dose courses of antibiotics be the answer to common infections or lead to more AMR problems?

Many women suffer from urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms for years, but standard tests don't often provide a diagnosis and standard treatments don't help. But recent research into the detection of infections suggest that some tests are out of date and that treatment recommendations could be leading to increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problems. 

20
Aug

Low nurse and support staffing tied to higher inpatient mortality

Low nursing assistant staffing is just as much of a risk to the lives of patients as inadequate registered nurse levels, US researchers have found. As well as reinforcing previous findings about the association between registered nurse staffing and patient mortality, the researchers also found a link between death rates and nursing support levels.

13
Aug

What do sick kids really need in hospital?

Feeling safe and being able to get to sleep at night are the things that matter most to sick kids in hospital, according to world-first research from Edith Cowan University.

8
Aug

Mental illness raises risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, says new Australian research

New research by Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia has revealed that women with severe mental illness have a greater chance of developing a serious medical complication during pregnancy.

25
Jul

Featured apps from IBM Micromedex

CKN provides clinicians with a range of apps from highly-regarded clinical information resources available on the site. Featured this month are apps from IBM® Micromedex®, providing Queensland Health clinicians with content covering drug references, interactions, IV compatibility, paediatrics and neonatology.. 

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