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International Medical Conferences in Australia 2019

International medical conferences being held in Australia in 2019 I have compiled the following list of international medical conferences & congresses being held in Australia in 2019. If you would like your medical conference added to this list please contact me at ruth@mediwrite.com.au. As an experienced medical writer I can provide conference services such as […] Read More

Funding opportunities for Australian researchers

Please find below a list of links to funding opportunities for Australian medical researchers.  We will try to update this page regularly. Brain Foundation 2017 Grant Applicant Information Research Gift Program Applications to be received by EOB Friday 23 June 2017. Gift categories include: Alzheimer’s & Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases Parkinson’s Dystonia Cerebrovascular and other Cerebral […] Read More

Sleep and depression – a complex interplay

There’s a strong link between anxiety and depression, and sleep problems, and it goes both ways Treating sleep problems first will help in treating anxiety and depression. Henri Bergius/Flickr, CC BY Joanna Waloszek, University of Melbourne and Monika Raniti, University of Melbourne Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed […] Read More

Prozac during pregnancy

Should I stop taking Prozac if I’m pregnant? Deciding whether or not to continue on medication in pregnancy is always a balancing act. from shutterstock.com Anne Buist, University of Melbourne Women, and perhaps their doctors, may be concerned when they see reports of a study showing an association between taking fluoxetine, an antidepressant also known […] Read More

Thunderstorm asthma

It’s not just about Melbourne: why we need a national approach to ‘thunderstorm asthma’ Why didn’t we learn the lessons from earlier thunderstorm asthma events? from www.shutterstock.com Guy Marks, UNSW The tragic deaths of at least six people, apparently from thunderstorm asthma, highlights the risk from environmental hazards, even in seemingly safe urban centres in […] Read More

The hunt for the superstars of STEM

The hunt for the Superstars of STEM to engage more women in science Lisa Harvey-Smith, CSIRO Superstars of STEM is a new program by Science and Technology Australia that aims to smash the stereotypical portrait of people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The plan is to identify 30 superstar women currently in STEM, […] Read More