Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
01 April, 2019

This week: How AI could help detect heart defects - Medical drone program takes off - Should more medications be available over the counter? - and more.

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How AI could help cardiologists detect heart defects

Deep learning has the potential to help doctors cut down on diagnostic errors, said cardiologist Rima Arnaout in a talk at the GPU Technology Conference. -


Scientists discover genetic mutation that helps block pain and improve healing

Jo Cameron was referred to pain geneticists after doctors discovered she underwent serious surgery without painkillers. -


New GP tool to help avoid unnecessary hospitalisations

Developed in part by the CSIRO, the algorithm uses practice data to identify chronically ill patients most in need of preventive intervention. -


Cancer drug could be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome

A powerful anti-sickness drug given to cancer patients is being offered to sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), helping to ease the most embarrassing and painful symptoms of the condition. -


ADHA rolls out secure messaging initiative to axe the fax

In support of a paperless industry, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has launched an initiative to enhance secure messaging functionality by 2020. -


Innovative project aims to support home-based palliative care

A new resource-based initiative is designed to support those providing care for patients who wish to die at home. -


Medical drone program takes off in North Carolina, United States

A pioneering use of drones to fly blood samples across a North Carolina hospital campus launches in the latest move to expand their roles in business and health care. -


Samsung funded study lets users measure their blood pressure via smartphone and watch

The technology is very much in its infancy but highlights the potential for our gadgets to deliver life-changing capabilities to monitor and improve our health and how popular devices can extend the reach of medical research. -


Should more medications be available over the counter?

Making more drugs available 'over the counter' would be a win for the public and the health care system write University of Sydney pharmacy experts. -


Bringing aged care residents together with toddlers in early learning centres

About five years ago one of WA's main providers of community services came up with what seemed an all too simple idea — bringing together its aged care residents with the toddlers in its early learning centres. -


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