Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
02 December, 2019

This week: World first robotic interventional brain surgery - How do we make sure blood donors choose to do it more than once? - The case for intergenerational care - and more.

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World first robotic interventional brain surgery

In November, the Neuro Interventional Radiology team at the University Health Network’s (UHN) Toronto Western Hospital took the first step towards enabling greater access to stroke treatment by performing the first-in-human robot-assisted neuro interventional procedure, with a remote operation system. -


How do we make sure blood donors choose to do it more than once?

People who donate blood are a little like superheroes: in under an hour they can save three lives. But how people feel about giving blood — before, during and after their donation — is complicated, and it can stop people from going back to donate again. -


This New Compound May Be Able To Battle A Common Hospital Superbug

Scientists in Canada have identified a new compound that has killed even the toughest types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lab tests. -


The case for intergenerational care in Australia

In a society where more older Australians are feeling lonely and isolated, could interactions with young children have a permanent place in aged care? -


AHPRA unveils new social media guide for health practitioners

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and National Boards have released a new guide to help registered health practitioners understand and meet their obligations when using social media and avoid common pitfalls. -


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