Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
29 July, 2019

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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AMA assesses My Health Record's success so far

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. -


Science, big pharma, and why we don't have a universal flu shot yet

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? -


Brain surgery via the wrist

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. -


LEAPER: New Genetic Editing Approach May Rival CRISPR

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. -


A computer system that knows how you feel

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. -


Improving cancer care through good communication

A new study highlights effective ways to improve care for people living with cancer by working on the communication between physicians and their patients. -


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