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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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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. - newsroom.unsw.edu.au
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. - itnews.com.au
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. - news.ku.dk
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. - hospitalhealth.com.au
Chronic back pain from a military training accident in 1980 was slowly ruining Dennis Shiller's life until he discovered neuromodulation. - abc.net.au
New research on five diabetes subgroups: which baseline clinical characteristics of patients with newly diagnosed diabetes lead us to providing more personalized care? - diabetesincontrol.com
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. - sciencedaily.com
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. - healthcareit.com.au
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. - abc.net.au
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. - brisbanetimes.com.au
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