Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
08 April, 2019

This week: Could spider venom protect stroke victims? - Empowering patients to be more involved in managing their own care - Using seaweed to grow blood vessels - and more.

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Victorian stem cell trial to aid stroke patients

A world-first trial is underway in Victoria to use stem cell infusions to possibly reduce a stroke patient's brain injury and improve their recovery. -


Funnel-web spider venom could protect stroke victims from further brain damage

If one Australian biochemist has his way, thousands of people who suffer strokes each year could have a fighting chance of survival thanks to spider venom. -


Queensland updates medicinal cannabis laws

The State Government has passed new legislation designed to streamline access for ‘seriously ill’ patients. -


Complementary medicine crackdown by Medical Board has doctors fearing natural therapies ban

Doctors fear they will be banned from recommending vitamins, nutritional supplements and natural therapies under tighter regulations being put forward by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). - 


GPs launch advertising campaign demanding better healthcare funding

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners will launch a TV advertisement campaign this week, calling on all political parties to stop neglecting funding for local doctor surgeries. -


What does the new Secure Cloud Strategy mean for healthcare?

The Digital Transformation Agency, set up to improve people’s experience of government services, has set out new requirements as part of a new Secure Cloud strategy, bringing more change around privacy and security policies for all industries including healthcare. -


Health care's huge cybersecurity problem

Reports show that ransomware and other cyberattacks are on the rise — and health care is one of the biggest targets. -


Is Global Healthcare Ready For Broad 5th Machine Age Technology Adoption?

Healthcare, growing to $10 Trillion US globally, lags behind nearly 80% of other industries in innovative technology adoption. However, this is about to change in the next three years. -


Edible seaweed can be used to grow blood vessels in the body

Technology such as bioprinting has been proposed to build fully functional organs outside the body. But what if we could boost our own regenerative capabilities? Would it be possible to create the organs inside the body? -


Empowering patients to be more involved in managing their own care

Fiona McDonald, director of data sharing and online patient preference setting for Great North Care Record at NHS, talks about ongoing projects under her care, what patient-centricity means to her and more. -


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