12 Oct 2014

Media mentions

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06/10/2014 Bill Gates had met with two Monash students:  Jarrel Seah (CCS BMedSc(Hons) student) and Jennifer Tang (Pictured right) who developed an app that allows users to self-screen for anaemia by taking a ‘selfie’ of their eye.  Gates said that he could see a future version of Eyenaemia being used in developing countries, especially with pregnant women, since anaemia contributes to nearly 20 percent of deaths during pregnancy.

06/10/2014 Prof Robyn O'Hehir, Head of the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine (AIRmed) commented on effective treatments for hay fever.  She said that the warmer the temperatures, the more pollens are dumped in melbourne and sufferers could use anti-histamines, nasal sprays and eye drops that are available from chemists for relief.
774 ABC

07/10/2014 Professor Christopher Fairley, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC), commented on the  the link between alcohol consumption and HPV.  He  believes the vaccine is probably going to eliminate the risk of the infection in young people, just as small pox disappeared. He also said that the Australian recommendation is less than two drinks a day or less than four drinks on any one occasion but one would have to drink substantially more than that before it affects the immune system. ABC NewsRadio

08/10/2014 Professor Paul Fitzgerald, MAPrc, spoke regarding electroconvulsive therapy as a treatment for various disorders including severe depression when patients don't see any improvement from medication.
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08/10/2014 Dr Kate Hoy, MAPrc, commented on the work of May-Britt Moser in understanding the internal positioning system of the brain.  She said that If you think of a honeycomb, hexagonal shape, the brain can map that onto its environment, and then certain cells fire when you’re somewhere in that space
Sydney Morning Herald

08/10/2014 Dr Jeremy Millar, Department of Surgery, Alfred Hospital, has found a number of issues which have contributed to high mortality rates in North Gippsland prostate cancer sufferers. WIN Canberra and GEM Canberra
09/10/2014 Dr Millar led a study into treatment and mortality surrounding prostate cancer in Gippland.  He said that any approach to improving things
needs to be coordinated and it needs to be planned and aimed at the right targets at multiple points Latrobe Valley Express

09/10/2014 Professor Peter Gibson, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, contributed to a discussion about the existence of gluten sensitivity.

 09/10/2014 Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Stephen Opat, ACBD, commented on a study investigating therapy in typical CLL patients.  He said that there has been a significant need for therapies appropriate for patients aged 70 and over who have co-existing medical conditions
Australian Pharmacist

14/10/2014 PhD student Marina Iacovou, Department of Gastroenterology, is recruiting breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding mothers with babies under eight weeks that have colic and those without it to test a diet therapy: Research study.
Herald Sun, Brisbane Courier-Mail, Adelaide Now and three other online publications.

14/10/2014 Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre, is launching a “tool kit” on family violence for doctors. 
Herald Sun

14/10/2014 Emeritus Professor Hatem Salem, Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, on a new study has revealed many Australians are unaware of the dangers of blood clots. 2CC Canberra, 936 ABC Hobart, ABC Southern Queensland and five other media outlets. 

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