Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
16 December, 2019

This week: Sydney hospital celebrates 200+ robotic surgeries - Blood pressure drug could help problem drinkers - 12 innovations that will change health care in the 2020s - and more.

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Sydney hospital celebrates 200+ robotic surgeries

Prince of Wales Private Hospital is celebrating more than 200 robotic procedures that have been performed since the launch of its multidisciplinary robotics program in October 2018. - hospitalhealth.com.au 

 

Blood pressure drug could help problem drinkers

A drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety induced by long-term heavy alcohol use, and also halt the damage such drinking can cause to the brain’s ability to grow new cells, QUT research shows. - qut.edu.au

 

Hydration myths may be putting older people's health at risk

Myths about healthy water drinking may be putting older people's health at risk by discouraging them from drinking enough fluid to stay healthy, according to a new UCL-led study. - medicalxpress.com

 

3D-printed microscope makes sensitive disease diagnosis more accessible

A 3D-printed microscope created by scientists at UNSW Medicine has the potential to make rapid disease screening and diagnosis simpler – and it’s free for anyone to download and use. - med.unsw.edu.au

 

12 innovations that will change health care and medicine in the 2020s

Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumours. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. - time.com

 

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