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Clifford Craig-funded research led by Associate Professor Stephen Tristram using ‘good’ bacteria

04 Dec 2019

Story courtesy of The Examiner Newspaper 30.11.19 – Jessica Willard – Health Reporter  The practice of administering people with “good bacteria” or probiotics is an emerging approach to controlling infectious diseases. New Tasmanian research aims to develop a nasal spray to introduce good bacteria strains, to fight the bad bacteria responsible for lower respiratory tract

Clifford Craig Foundation announce 2020 medical research grant recipients

24 Oct 2019

The Chairman of the Clifford Craig Foundation, Associate Professor Don McTaggart, today announced the successful recipients of medical research grants. Five (5) new projects will be funded by Clifford Craig Foundation in 2020 with the grants totalling $238,970. Two projects have received further funding, $200,000 to the Vaccine Trial to extend the project to 2021

Launceston researcher Ianthe Boden awarded PEDro Prize at World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress

30 Aug 2019

Story and Image courtesy of The Examiner Newspaper – Health Reporter, Jessica Willard   She’s described physiotherapists as the “unsung heroes” in patient recovery, but now Launceston researcher Ianthe Boden has been recognised on the world stage. Ms Boden recently accepted the PEDro’ prize for best trial at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress

New team of Neurologists welcomed to the LGH

23 Jul 2019

Following many years of limited access to neurology services across Northern Tasmania, the Launceston General Hospital has recently welcomed two members of the new neurology team that will service the north and northwest of the state. Dr Matt Lee-Archer and Dr Lauren Giles recently commenced their appointments at the hospital and will soon be followed

Overton Family Story

20 Jul 2019

You don’t expect to talk about your own death… But then Lyn and Ken’s story is a little different! Life was good for the couple. They’d been married twenty-nine years, had four children and two grandchildren (now 15 grandchildren). Lyn was fit and active. “Neither of us had ever been ill, we were just sailing