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Aged care residents to get Covid-19 jab from next week

Aged care residents in Australia will soon receive their first vaccine dose against Covid-19 next week. The government is ensuring those who are particularly vulnerable...

Approval of AstraZeneca vaccine welcomed by RACGP

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has welcomed the recent provisional approval of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine by the Therapeutic Goods Administration...

TGA provisionally approves AstraZeneca vaccine

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced provisional approval to AstraZeneca for its Covid-19 vaccine, making it the second vaccine to receive regulatory approval...

WHO lists AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

In a statement released this week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced it has approved two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, as...

New drug dubbed a game-changer for weight loss

Semaglutide, made by Novo Nordisk and currently marketed as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes, has been found to achieve sustained, clinically significant...

Study: Aspirin over warfarin to prevent blood clotting in children following surgery

According to a new Melbourne-led study published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, has found that aspirin should be favoured over warfarin...

Victorians urged to take care of one another during lockdown

While the last lockdown remains fresh in the memories of many Victorians and with the latest five-day snap lockdown potentially triggering to some, the...

First Australian commercial CAR-T manufacturing site approved

Novartis has announced that its CAR-T therapy, Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel), will now be manufactured in Australia, bringing faster access to treatment for eligible Australians with...

Sigma kicks-off COVAX working group

Sigma Healthcare has initiated a dedicated working group chaired by its Chief Pharmacist, Brinley Hosking, to help prepare the 1,850 pharmacy network ahead of...

Next Aussie medtech success story targets heart attacks

Nirtek, a start-up Australian company, is gearing up to develop and commercialise innovative technology that uses lasers to detect unstable coronary plaques, the leading...

Study: Rural and regional women need more support to breastfeed

A new study by La Trobe University researchers, published on BMJ Open, reveals that while breastfeeding rates in regional communities are increasing, there is...

How a nebuliser could be behind the spread of Covid-19

With news reports indicating that exposure to the “mist from a nebuliser” was the likely reason behind the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in...
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