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03.08.2020

Improving outcomes for lung cancer patients in South West Sydney

We don’t often hear about lung cancer in the media despite the fact that it kills more people in Australia each year than any other cancer. Logic would dictate that due to its high mortality rate, funding into research would be paramount. Sadly, lung cancer receives a fraction of research funding compared to other cancers…

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27.07.2020

SWS joins the worldwide search for undiagnosed hepatitis carriers

More than 300 million people worldwide are unknown carriers of Hepatitis B and C infections which, if left untreated, can cause serious liver damage and even liver cancer. Most of these people have no symptoms until they are in advanced stages of the disease at which time there is little that doctors can do for…

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06.07.2020

The high cost of keeping patients in ED

For every additional hour that a patient spends waiting to be moved from the Emergency Department (ED) to a ward, there is a significant increased cost to the health system, a new study has found. The study, undertaken at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney’s South West by Professor Paul Middleton and his team, looks at the…

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30.06.2020

Professor Jane Ussher: Not all super-heroes wear capes

Spotlight on research: Professor Jane Ussher Professor Jane Ussher is a super-hero. But not your traditional kind. She might not single-handedly fight evil villains or leap tall buildings in a single bound but what she’s achieved, through her research over the last 30 years, is more significant than anything a Marvel super-hero could have accomplished….

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15.06.2020

Men’s Health Week: calling communities to support all men, young and old

Each day in Australia, six out of eight people who take their lives are male. Men’s Health Week  (15-21 June) coordinated by Western Sydney University’s Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC), aims to raise awareness about suicide as the single most pressing issue in society for men and boys. “There are many factors that…

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01.06.2020

From face-to-face to virtual services: a success story during COVID19

When COVID19 hit Australia early this year, it left many health services scrambling to find the best virtual solution for their usual face-to-face services. One organisation, however, has been ahead of the curve having commenced the virtual delivery of some of their services over two-and-a half years ago. In 2017, Karitane began their digital transformation…

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