Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
07 October, 2019

This week: New GP guidelines that could reduce Australian dementia rates - What happened when codeine was made prescription-only - Neuroscientist finds a way to 'talk' with patients seemingly lost in a vegetative state. - and more.

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Federal Government invests $3m in medicinal cannabis research for cancer treatment

It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt reveals more than 11,000 Australians have been approved to access medicinal cannabis products, most of them this year. -


New GP guidelines could reduce Australian dementia rates

The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care has found that around 15% of dementia cases globally could be prevented by making straightforward GP-recommended changes, such as reducing blood pressure or increasing physical activity. -


Here’s what happened when codeine was made prescription-only

Researchers have examined how the 2018 up-scheduling has affected Australia’s use of the traditionally popular painkiller. -


This microbe is spreading antibiotic resistance to other bacteria

Antibiotic resistance is spreading fast all over the world. When infectious bacteria mutate in a certain way and then multiply, they can become resistant to even the most powerful drugs. -


How top neuroscientist found astonishing way to 'talk' with patients seemingly lost in a vegetative state

If you want to know what one of life's most terrifying predicaments feels like just imagine a simple scenario, world renowned neuroscientist Dr Adrian Owen says. -


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