Category: Investing in Research

Rare diseases are conditions, usually genetic in origin, that affect fewer than one in 2,000 people. They can be extremely difficult to diagnose as most doctors will never come across enough cases to gain the experience needed to recognise them. As a result, people with rare diseases can go years without a diagnosis, missing the…

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A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial published in The Lancet today and involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a medical device that keeps a patient’s airway open) is the preferred option over an endotracheal tube during minor surgical procedures. A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA),…

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Thanks to the support of our generous donors, PMH Foundation is able to employ specialists as part of the Professorial Chair program at Princess Margaret Hospital. The program helps bring experienced health professionals to Perth who can treat patients, teach the next generation of specialists and lead clinical research projects. One of the PMH Foundation…

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The annual Bakers Delight Bundraiser is coming up on Saturday 12 March. $1 from every six-pack of hot cross buns sold on this day will be donated to Princess Margaret Hospital so be sure to buy a pack (or three!) This year Bakers Delight are aiming to raise $30,000, which means 180,000 hot cross buns!…

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A recent study funded by PMH Foundation supporters has looked into the emotional and psychological impact on children with burns injuries and their parents. Burns injuries are relatively common in children, but until recently there has been limited research into the psychological experience and impact of burns on injured children and their parents. Thanks to…

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A new PMH Foundation-funded study is looking at ways to better support and educate parents whose children have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Princess Margaret Hospital is home to the only cystic fibrosis clinic in WA, and cares for about 200 children living with the genetically-inherited disorder, which affects the lungs and digestive system. Most…

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