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REMAP-CAP trial introduces convalescent plasma treatment for critically-ill COVID-19 patients

Some of Australia’s most seriously ill COVID-19 patients will soon be treated with plasma donated by people who have fully recovered from the infection.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 3 August, 2020

$2.55 million MRFF grant for women’s health project

Women’s health received a boost recently with a $2.55 million Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant for a project led by Professor Helena Teede and colleagues, that was recently announced by Federal Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 27 July, 2020

Breakthrough COVID-19 test can detect virus in 20 minutes

In a world-first research by Monash University in Australia has been able to detect positive COVID-19 cases using blood samples in about 20 minutes, and identify whether someone has contracted the virus.

Research 17 July, 2020
Kiribati. Credit: SU8productions

Controlling tuberculosis in the Pacific

The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a major concern globally, and is endemic in a number of our Pacific neighbours, such as Kiribati.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 2 July, 2020

Monash University and Medibank launch OptimalMe

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation researchers Dr Cheryce Harrison and Professor Helena Teede have partnered with insurance giant Medibank to trial a unique healthy lifestyle program aimed at providing the best health

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 1 July, 2020

Rare disease grants fund osteoporosis and septic shock research

Australians afflicted by rare diseases are at a significant disadvantage to those with more commonly seen conditions. A rare disease may be just as debilitating as a common disease, but due to its rarity, less is known about how to treat it.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 24 June, 2020
Associate Professor Ilana Ackerman

Comprehensive physiotherapy could save millions by avoiding joint replacement surgery

Australians suffering moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who take part in a structured physiotherapy program could avoid or delay joint replacement surgery and save the health system between AUD$303 to $690 million per year, according to

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 18 June, 2020
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Help for sexual abuse victims

A federal grant awarded to Monash University will improve the way frontline workers and health professionals respond to victims of sexual violence.

Public Health and Preventive Medicine 9 June, 2020