Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
25 June, 2019

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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Adelaide doctor grows skin in a lab to treat severe burns victim in world-first treatment

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

 

Brain device gets medical research funding

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

 

Goggles could help diagnose causes of vertigo

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

 

Increased pain management support for GPs and patients

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

 

95% of healthcare workers 'soldier on' when sick

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

 

Fax machines are being kept on life support by Canberra's health system despite calls for change

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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