Find here a media round-up of some of the news stories about MIRI projects involving our staff, researchers, and partners (includes video and audio).
For 24 years Sandy McNamara has been battling with her weight.
Mackay Base Hospital is conducting a clinical trial looking into the development of non-addictive pain medication.
A new drug being trialled in a regional Queensland hospital could provide much needed pain relief to patients suffering from non-healing wounds.
A research group that spends more than $1.2 million a year in Queensland has started its first project in Mackay.
Close to 100 people flocked to the RACQ CQ Rescue hangar this morning for the Rescue 412 Networking breakfast.
Mackay business and community leaders are being called to the frontline in the battle against obesity.
A two year study conducted by then-fifth year James Cook University medical students Pirathaban Sivabalan and Apoorva Saboo under the guidance of Dr Robert Norton and Dr James Yew found Proserpine and the Whitsunday region in particular were hotspots for Q fever.
A North Queensland medical research team’s study into the effectiveness of topical antibiotics has been published in one of the world’s most prestigious surgical journals. ABC Tropical North, 10 July 2017.
Medical research has been given a boost with the launch of a joint venture between Mackay Hospital and Health Service and James Cook University. Daily Mercury, 28 June 2017.
7 News Mackay, 27 June 2017.
Surgeons at a north Queensland hospital are using a 3D printer to build life-size replicas of patients’ fractured bones. ABC News, 24 February 2017.
The Mackay Base Hospital has been the first of 32 sites to commence a nationwide trial looking into outcomes for elderly patients presenting with wrist fractures. 9News, 27 January, 2017.
Topical antibiotics (applied to the skin) for preventing surgical site infection in wounds that are stitched or held together another way
A recent Cochrane systematic review by Professor Clare Heal concluded that the the risk of having a surgical site infection was probably reduced by the use of topical antibiotics applied to wounds after surgery, whether the antibiotics were compared with an antiseptic, or to no treatment. Podcast: Topical antibiotics (applied to the skin) for preventing surgical site infection in wounds that are stitched or held together another way. Cochrane, 7 November 2016.
A north Queensland research project will help improve the detection and management of high cholesterol disorders in younger patients says an expert. ABC News, 12 April 2016.