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Rare neurological case raises alerts for clinicians

When a man in his late fifties was referred to neurologist Professor Owen White in August 2016 with double vision, facial weakness and an unsteady gait, it appeared he had suffered something akin to a stroke. The reality was even more sinister. Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 23 May, 2019

Broccoli

Broccoli! The bitter brassica delivering a sweet health reward

Broccoli, love it or hate it, is well-known as a food that has a host of vitamins, minerals and fibre beneficial to our health in general. Evidence is mounting too that it may have properties to help fight cancer, boost immunity, counter

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 23 May, 2019
Diabetic complication

Study finds drug link to harmful diabetic complication

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition. It is associated with very high blood glucose levels and insufficient insulin in the blood, which forces the body to burn fat for energy and leads to a

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 11 April, 2019
Depression

Could magnetic pulses help beat teen depression?

A study showing that repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) reduced depression and anxiety in young people has pointed to factors suggesting who would be most likely to benefit from the treatment.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 4 April, 2019
Bushfire

Why I fight fires

Some of you will be familiar with Anne Crawford, who writes many of our news stories. Anne, a Biomedical science writer, is also a volunteer fire fighter with the Country Fire Association, and recently spent time fighting the serious fires in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 28 March, 2019
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Monash study reveals flawed data influenced WHO oxygen guidelines

A study by a Monash University professor has exposed compromised data that was used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support its guidelines on administering highly concentrated oxygen to all patients having surgery.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 14 March, 2019
Stealthing

Study suggests ‘stealthing’ – non-consensual condom removal – a common practice

A Monash University researcher has conducted the first study globally into the prevalence of ‘stealthing’ or non-consensual condom removal, finding that one in three women, and one in five men who have sex with men (MSM) have been

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
Emma Foster

Studies point to need for better scrutiny of first ever seizures

To PhD candidate Dr Emma Foster, researching the human brain and its mysteries poses a fascinating intellectual challenge. To Dr Foster as a clinician, it means potentially seeing first-hand patients’ lives improved by new ways of managing

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
Burns research

Burns researchers make inroads into skin tissue engineering

Monash University scientists and surgeons in the Alfred Hospital’s burns unit have edged closer to their goal of growing full thickness human skin to replace the need for skin grafts with the publication of two recent research papers.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 21 February, 2019