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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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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. - sbs.com.au
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. - abc.net.au
The State Government has passed new legislation designed to streamline access for ‘seriously ill’ patients. - racgp.org.au
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). - abc.net.au
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. - 7news.com.au
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. - healthcareit.com.au
Reports show that ransomware and other cyberattacks are on the rise — and health care is one of the biggest targets. - theverge.com
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. - forbes.com
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? - theconversation.com
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. - healthcareitnews.com
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