Media releases 2018

For media releases issued prior to 2018, please click here.


December 22 Anaesthetists awarded key grant for pilot study into chronic pain after breast cancer surgery
December 12 NHMRC grant for breakthrough blood research
December 9 Anaesthetist awarded $4.88 million grant for cancer surgery research
December 4  Anaesthetists support Urgent Medical Treatment Bill
November 26 Top pain medicine body calls for new national pain device register
October 26 ANU's Dean of Medicine calls for more women specialists
October 19 Australian researchers search for "holy grail" of pain relief
October 17 Pain experts call on Minister Hunt to review $20 million pharmacy pain trial
October 16 Life-saving stroke treatment focus of new research
October 16  Anaesthetists push for targeted delirium and memory loss research  
October 16  Botched cosmetic surgeries prompt new patient safety information
October 11 Chocolate-flavoured painkiller a breakthrough for children 
September 12 Pain groups note passing of PHI reform legislation with some concern
August 28  Combined use of opioids and benzodiazepines can be fatal, FPM and ScriptWise warn
July 27 Climate smart anaesthesia under the microscope
June 13 Australia's escalating opioid use focus of pain forum
May 11 Medical emergencies occur during one in 400 Australian flights, says new study
May 11 Two new leaders for ANZCA and FPM
May 10  Australian-led global study unlocks the secret of IV fluid treatment for millions of patients
May 10  Needle phobias a real pain for many  
May 10  Surgeon league tables under the microscope at scientific meeting
May 10  ANZCA joins global patient safety foundation 
May 9 Specialist reveals challenges of treating Australia's most obese patients 
May 8  Does anaesthesia affect my baby's brain? 
May 8  Doctor stress, burnout and hospital rosters on agenda of key medical conference in Sydney 
May 7 Space exploration or catching a wave: Kids taking charge of virtual reality in hospitals 
May 6 Breakthrough blood test reveals colour of chronic pain
May 5 Headaches affect one in 150 women after they have been given epidurals
April 4  Prescribing slow-release opioids can be fatal, leading college warns
March 2 Anaesthesia and pain medicine stories joint winners of $5000 ANZCA Media Award 
February 14 New healthcare advice: Benzodiazepines will not help low back pain  
January 16 Hypnosis can help reduce anxiety in children before their operaiton
January 8   Clock ticking for over-the-counter codeine sales
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