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Australian-led clinical drug trial investigates way to safeguard healthcare workers against COVID-19
13 Oct 2020

A drug commonly used in the treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis may be the answer to protect frontline healthcare workers from contracting the coronavirus.


St Vincent’s Northside Breast Health Centre Turns Five
13 Oct 2020

It's been five years since the St Vincent’s Northside Breast Health Centre officially opened.


Managing the wellbeing of healthcare workers during COVID-19
1 Oct 2020

St Vincent’s is on the front foot with an action plan designed to protect the health and wellbeing of staff in the grip of the global pandemic


Our charity Open Support celebrates 30 years of compassion in action
1 Oct 2020

This is what happens when, together, we lift people up


At the forefront of the long-term pandemic response
24 Sep 2020

How our researchers are investigating “long-haul” COVID-19


A less invasive procedure to open heart surgery
14 Sep 2020

A less invasive procedure to open heart surgery, known as TAVI is used to treat Aortic Stenosis and is now available to lower risk patients following recent regulatory changes in Australia


Stay'n In, Stay'n Deadly
4 Sep 2020

A new 'Flexi-Clinic' treating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in our Emergency Department is making a monumental difference.


St Vincent’s Theranostics & Nuclear Medicine team commence innovative new trial
4 Sep 2020

The team have commenced treatment on their first patient in a new clinical trial, targeting tumours in women with advanced breast cancer.


$25M funding for St Vincent's Redevelopment
3 Sep 2020

We are delighted to announce that NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet today announced $25million funding as an initial investment in the redevelopment of the St Vincent’s Campus.


Safe Haven Cafe provides virtual mental health support during lockdown
1 Sep 2020

The Safe Haven Cafe at St Vincent’s has come up with a clever way to stay connected with clients during Stage 4 restrictions


Orthopaedic Surgeon performs 1000th procedure using Mako robotic technology
31 Aug 2020

Orthopaedic Surgeon performs 1000th procedure using Mako robotic technology at St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside.


St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park leads new charge in Victoria’s collective fight against COVID-19
26 Aug 2020

St Vincent’s has welcomed patients at its newest hospital to help manage the escalating demand on Victoria’s healthcare system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Consensus survey identifies critical gaps in emergency healthcare across the Pacific Islands
18 Aug 2020

A Melbourne-led study has forged a plan for better emergency-care standards in the Pacific region to help emergency department teams operate more effectively, particularly in times of surge response


Keeping your bones and joints healthy
14 Aug 2020

Did you know the human body contains 206 bones?


Clinical trial looks to protect high-risk healthcare workers against COVID-19
11 Aug 2020

A drug traditionally used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis could hold the key to boosting disease-resistance in frontline medical staff and allied health workers exposed to COVID-positive patients


Congratulations Dr Winnie Tan, Winner of the TJ Martin Medal 2020
6 Aug 2020

Dr Winnie Tan has won the TJ Martin Medal, presented to the author of the best PhD thesis submitted by a St Vincent’s researcher during the past year.


Groundbreaking clinical trial tackles crippling effects of breathing with COVID
6 Aug 2020

A drug traditionally used to treat blood clots could be the answer to getting critical-care patients off ventilators sooner


Snoring and Sleep Apnea
3 Aug 2020

Snoring and Sleep Apnea What is sleep apnea? Snoring and sleep apnea are similar in that they both occur when muscles in the tongue and upper airway relax during sleep and cause either a partial or complete blockage of the airway. When the airway slightly narrows, that’s snoring. Enough to cause vibration in the back of the airway that generates a snoring noise. Sleep apnea is when the airway gets even narrower, and either blocks completely or is narrow enough that breathing is difficult. The brain senses this during sleep and reacts by trying to breathe harder causing brief awakenings, called arousals, from sleep. These arousals can result in people feeling tired during the day, and also increase the future risk of high blood pressure and heart problems. Who is at risk of sleep apnea? Snoring is very common, around 25%, or 1 in 4 men snore. Sleep apnea is less common than snoring, but still common overall. Around 5% of men (1 in 20) and 3% of women (1 in 33), hav


How pain relief goes beyond painkillers
30 Jul 2020

“No pain, no gain” say the athletes - however people living with chronic pain would see it differently.


Health Monitor steps up the fight against COVID-19
28 Jul 2020

A program focused on monitoring and supporting the health of COVID+ patients at home aims to provide a safety net for people at risk of return to hospital.


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