Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
19 August, 2019

This week: Communicating with patients about difficult diagnoses - Virtual reality may mean real pain relief for hospitalized patients - Beautiful 'brainbows' helping doctors treat tumours - and more.

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Communicating with patients about difficult diagnoses

Taking care of patients who have a bad prognosis is one of the factors that contribute to physician burnout. Doctors are always disappointed when a patient has to deal with a difficult medical situation and communicating with patients about unfavourable circumstances is never simple. -


Virtual reality may mean real pain relief for hospitalized patients

For many hospital patients, pain is part of their reality. According to a new study, however, an unreal environment might help. - 


Australians engaging in ‘high risk’ asthma practices

New research reveals wide misuse of over-the-counter reliever puffers, suggesting many patients fail to properly manage their condition. -


UniSA nano scientists stop superbugs in their tracks'

A team of researchers led by the University of South Australia has discovered a way to find and beat superbugs, providing a critical breakthrough against many deadly infectious diseases. -


Tractography imaging creates beautiful 'brainbows' that are helping doctors treat tumours

Right now, as you're reading this, lightning-fast instructions are racing through the fibres of your brain. Regulating your breathing. Keeping your core temperature stable. Comprehending the words on the page. But how do we image these fibres to try to make sense of this jumble? -


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