Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
13 January, 2020

This week: Wearable tech helps nurses avoid waking sleep-deprived patients - Human bodies getting colder over the past century - Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea - and more.

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Wearable monitoring technology helps nurses avoid waking sleep-deprived patients

Patients are fitted with wearable body sensors that record vital signs. The technology is being trialled at the 20-bed Kilcoy Hospital until June. It is the first time the technology has been put to the test by an entire hospital. - abc.net.au

 

Study finds virtual healthcare tutorial nearly as effective as in-person teaching

A new study shows patients can learn to use an inhaler nearly as easily from a virtual tutorial as from an in-person lesson. - medicaleconomics.com

 

‘Meal detection’ algorithm could be next step for artificial pancreas

Adults with type 1 diabetes may benefit from a “meal detection” algorithm that has displayed superior accuracy in determining meal size and timing and shows promise as an additional component of artificial pancreas systems, according to researchers. - healio.com

 

Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea

Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body part, the tongue. - medicalxpress.com

 

Human bodies have steadily grown colder over the past century, Evidence Shows

For more than a century, 37 degrees Celsius has been used as a landmark of human health. We've suspected for a while now that the number needs adjusting, but a new study shows it's not for the reasons we thought. - sciencealert.com

 

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