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This week: AMA assesses My Health Record's success so far - Brain surgery via the wrist - Improving cancer care through good communication - and more.
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The Australian Medical Association federal president Dr. Tony Bartone touted the success of the country’s electronic health record platform, My Health Record, during a speech for the National Press Club on Wednesday, but stressed the need for more patient data in those records. - healthcareit.com.au
A one-jab vaccine that protects you from every strain of the flu for life. It’s the Holy Grail researchers around the world have been working towards for decades. Yet - we have nothing, except an annual vaccine that cuts your chances of getting sick by between 30 and 60 per cent. Which raises the question: why do we continue to fail? - smh.com.au
Research from Thomas Jefferson University demonstrates that transradial surgery, done via the wrist, is safe and effective for a broad range of neuroendovascular procedures, and could give patients faster recovery with less procedural risk than traditional methods. - hospitalhealth.com.au
Scientists from Peking University have recently created a gene-editing technique that has great potential in treating disease. This technique, known as LEAPER, is similar to CRISPR-Cas13 in its ability to edit RNA rather than DNA; however, the Peking researchers feel that LEAPER presents several advantages over the CRISPR-Cas13 technique. - docwirenews.com
Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a romantic comedy from a horror film? Yes, and so can your brain, according to research published this week by CU Boulder neuroscientist. - medicalxpress.com
A new study highlights effective ways to improve care for people living with cancer by working on the communication between physicians and their patients. - unimelb.edu.au
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