Tag Archives: Flinders University

Glaucoma Australia’s new research grant recipients

To commemorate World Sight Day today, Glaucoma Australia has announced the inaugural recipients of its new Glaucoma Research Grants Program. Research grants have been awarded to Dr George Kong from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Professor Jamie Craig from Flinders University. Since 2006, Glaucoma Australia has facilitated …

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World-first trial shows cuts in ED wait times

A new study has shown that up to 70 per cent of patients at hospital emergency departments with chest pains could be safely discharged in less time than they currently are. The study conducted by Derek Chew from Flinders University focused on patients with chest pain. The world-first system called …

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Sweet success in trial of honeybee sting vaccine

Tests on a vaccine designed to eliminate allergic reactions to European honeybee stings have been successfully completed in clinical trials at Flinders University and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The trials involved 27 adults with a history of allergic reactions to bee stings. Researchers report that the bee sting vaccine used …

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Sugary drinks associated with cancer risk

A new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has reported a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and increased risk of cancer. While caution is needed in the interpretation of the results, the study adds to the growing body of evidence that limiting sugary drink …

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Aussie flu vaccine set to begin trials across US

A more effective seasonal flu vaccine developed in South Australia is about to be tested in clinical trials across the US. Dr Nikolai Petrovsky, Flinders University Professor and Research Director of local company Vaxine, says his team has demonstrated that even though flu vaccines provide some protection, a lot more …

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Obligations threaten young carers’ futures

Young Australians providing care for family members with mental illnesses, alcohol and drug addictions are struggling to keep up with their studies, according to new research. The Flinders University and UNSW study found the problem will remain without an adjustment to flexibility in schools and personalised intervention programs. The results …

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Dysphagia makes it hard to swallow costs

Dysphagia, or swallowing impairment, is a little-recognised medical problem inflicting a significant cost on health systems, according to researchers from Flinders University, Adelaide, who have found that people in hospital who have dysphagia need to stay in hospital for longer periods than those with the same diagnosis but without dysphagia, …

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Deadly worm disease

A life-threatening parasitic worm could be quietly infecting up to 60 per cent of vulnerable Australians in remote northern communities, but the true extent of its spread remains unknown because basic testing is not widespread and the worm is not listed as a nationally notifiable disease. Strongyloidiasis is an infection …

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