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Distress and pain key reasons for prescription opioid abuse

A study led by Monash University researchers, in collaboration with Turning Point and Ambulance Victoria, has shown that distress and pain are the key reasons people are taking opioids in higher doses than prescribed or

Eastern Health 9 July, 2020

Anaesthetics audit gives student experience in pain medicine

At the end of her scholarly intensive placement, final year medical student Amy Dai, stood before the entire anaesthetics department at Bendigo Health and presented the results of her audit.

Rural Health 9 July, 2020

Student helps develop palliative care tools

Madeleine Tickle’s scholarly intensive placement coordinator was a little concerned that she was neglecting her project and spending too much time getting clinical experience.

Rural Health 9 July, 2020
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Congratulations to Associate Professor Julie Brimblecombe on her recent NHMRC grant success

Congratulations to Associate Professor Julie Brimblecombe,  on receiving a NHMRC grant of $1,508,144 for her research, "Evaluation of a community-led nutrition and lifestyle program for weight loss and metabolic health: a

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 8 July, 2020

Australian universities join forces to tackle inflammatory lung disease

A new spin-out company, RAGE Biotech, will develop novel therapies designed to help patients with chronic inflammatory lung diseases.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 July, 2020
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Blood test can guide treatment for most aggressive prostate cancer

Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can show which men with the most aggressive type of prostate cancer should respond to conventional therapy, and those who need other options.

Clinical Sciences - Monash Health 7 July, 2020

One million epilepsy patients in China missing out on beneficial surgery

At least one million Chinese people with epilepsy could be candidates for a standard operation that may leave them seizure-free.

Research 6 July, 2020
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Diet and weight loss: Using social robots to support human health and wellbeing

Research shows social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.

Lens 06 July, 2020
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Opioids and surgery: Striking the balance in pain relief

We need to look at the issue from a patient perspective. What can we be doing to support patients and safely manage their pain with opioids post-surgery.

Lens 05 July, 2020