Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
01 July, 2019

This week: Reducing the risk of surgical site infections - Link between heart disease and cognitive decline - A selfie a day keeps the doctor away - and more.

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Is My Health Record becoming useful to GPs?

Five months after the opt-out period ended, has Australia’s digital health repository hit the threshold for usefulness? -


Reducing the risk of surgical site infections in Australia

In May 2019, the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare were released under the auspices of the Australian Government, National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. -

Computational biology could improve treatment of melanoma patients

Computational biology has enabled researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute to develop a new method to identify melanoma patients. A new study also highlights the role computational biology could play in furthering understanding of cancer biology and patient outcomes in the future. -


Study Finds Link Between Heart Disease and Cognitive Decline

Those who are diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD) may be at an increased risk for cognitive decline in later years, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. -


New research suggests a selfie a day keeps the doctor away

Patients should become involved in their own care by sending “medical selfies” to their doctors, new research argues. Two connected studies were carried out by Kara Burns from the Queensland University of Technology to look at how patient-generated health photographs could be integrated into the medical process. -


Hone nurse listening skills for better patient experience

When patients feel nurses are listening to them, they self-report better care outcomes and a happier healthcare experience. -


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