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This week: Adelaide doctor grows skin in a lab to treat severe burns victim - 95% of healthcare workers 'soldier on' when sick - Fax machines being kept on life support by Canberra's health system - and more.
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A man who suffered horrific burns to 95 per cent of his body has received world-first treatment in Adelaide after doctors were able to grow his skin in a lab. - abc.net.au
A brain device that can help restore people's eyesight will be further researched to discover other ways it could change lives, with the federal government stumping up more than $900,000 for the project. - 9news.com.au
A study by researchers at the University of Sydney indicates glasses specially designed to measure eye movements during vertigo could help physicians diagnose the type of vertigo a person suffers. - healthcareit.com.au
The National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management offers a boost in training for GPs, as well as additional funding support through Medicare. - racgp.org.au
Ninety-five per cent of people working in health care do so while sick, according to a new study. As a result, large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers. - hospitalhealth.com.au
Despite the ACT's hospitals deploying increasingly sophisticated medical equipment to treat patients, their communication methods have not caught up. - abc.net.au
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