Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
29 April, 2019

This week: Surgical robot navigates itself through heart - Is 'Sugar Rush' All In Our Heads? - Preventing burnout - and more.

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Surgical Robot Successfully Navigates Itself Through Heart

A team of bioengineers from Boston Children’s Hospital have recently created a robot that can navigate independently inside the body. This robotic catheter was programmed to maneuver along the walls of an animal heart (swine) with no human guidance in a model of cardiac valve repair. -


Breakthrough in knee replacement recovery

Stationary exercise pedals have been found to be superior to traditional rehabilitation methods for knee replacement patients. -


Codeine supply in Australia has almost halved

A TGA analysis of pharmaceutical industry sales data found the total number of codeine-containing products supplied in Australia had halved in 2018 compared with the previous four years. -


World's first research center dedicated to turning psychedelics into medicines

The world’s first research hub dedicated exclusively to psychedelics opened on Friday with backing from author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss. -


Doctors underestimate obese patients' weight loss attempts: study

Doctors think people with obesity are much less interested in losing weight than they actually are, an Australian-led study has found. -


Is 'Sugar Rush' All In Our Heads? New Study Raises Doubts About Sugar's Effect On Mood

The meta-analysis from University of Warwick and Humboldt University finds that people get neither a mood boost or an energy boost from sugar, and may even feel lower in the hours after consuming it. -


Industry prepares medical professionals for remote healthcare delivery

Two Australian organisations have joined forces in a bid to improve remote healthcare delivery and attract more doctors to rural and remote communities across Australia. -


Why does information security matter in general practice?

As we deal with more and more information in our practice, we need to understand the systems that provide and store this information. -


How healthcare providers can protect themselves against loss of patient data

Fast access to critical patient data can mean the difference between life and death. If doctors can’t get the patient’s information they need when they need it, the quality of care can be severely compromised with potentially unpredictable consequences. -


Preventing burnout: detecting the signs

You are your own most important patient — take care of yourself first so you can better help others. -


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