Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
27 May, 2019

This week: Optimizing diabetes care - A phone app that can 'hear' child ear infections - 'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside the human body - and more.

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'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside the human body

UNSW engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the need for external stimulus. -


Epworth Healthcare to collaborate with Swinburne Uni on digital health

Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private healthcare group, Epworth, has this week signed on to a three-year partnership with Swinburne University of Technology to leverage each institution’s expertise in digital health. -


New Algorithm Uses Disease History to Predict Intensive Care Patients’ Chances of Survival

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet have used data on more than 230,000 intensive care patients to develop a new algorithm. Among other things, it uses disease history from the past 23 years to predict patients’ chances of survival in intensive care units. -


Phone app 'hears' child ear infections

Researchers have created a simple mobile phone app that health practitioners and parents can use to identify if their child has an ear infection. The app, accompanied by a paper cone attached to the smartphone, could be particularly helpful in resource-poor regions. -


Neuromodulation gives ex-Army infantryman rare relief from life sentence of back pain

Chronic back pain from a military training accident in 1980 was slowly ruining Dennis Shiller's life until he discovered neuromodulation. -


Optimizing Diabetes Care: A More Personalized Patient-Centered Approach

New research on five diabetes subgroups: which baseline clinical characteristics of patients with newly diagnosed diabetes lead us to providing more personalized care? -


A gut check for heart failure patients

Heart failure patients who consume more dietary fiber tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is associated with reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. -


Gen Z Aussies want better digital health services

Young people are driving the digital healthcare market with demands for mobile and virtual services, according to an Accenture survey of 1,036 consumers (ages 18+) in Australia. -


Medicinal cannabis scheme in Canberra failing to find enough doctors willing to prescribe drug

Kerrie-Ann Trembath Forster has lived with agonising chronic pain for the best part of a decade, and despite medicinal cannabis being legal in Canberra, she sometimes has to turn to street drugs to relieve her suffering. -


Nurses: the hidden healthcare professionals

Walk into a hospital, aged care facility, general practice, or in fact any health care setting and chances are good a nurse will provide at least part of your care. The nursing profession makes up more than 50 per cent of the health workforce in Australia. -


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