Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
12 May, 2020

This week: Protecting the mental health of frontline medical workers - Telehealth will continue to be necessary after lockdown - Why do so few drugs kill viruses? - and more.

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Coronavirus has made telehealth mainstream, but it will continue to be necessary long after lockdown

Over-the-phone appointments with doctors — known as telehealth consultations — have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some clinics have reported more than 70 per cent of interactions with patients were carried out remotely. - 9news.com.au

 

Social distancing poses risk to wellbeing of new mothers

Welcoming a new baby is usually a time of celebration, one shared with family and friends. But it can also be a time of uncertainty, loneliness and isolation – all feelings that are heightened due to coronavirus and social distancing measures. - racgp.org.au

 

Why do so few drugs kill viruses?

Why are there so few antivirals? The answer boils down to biology, and specifically, the fact viruses use our own cells to multiply. This makes it hard to kill viruses without killing our own cells in the process. - abc.net.au

 

Blueprint to protect the mental health of frontline medical workers

University of Queensland researchers have developed a set of recommendations to manage the mental health of frontline medical workers during viral outbreaks, such as COVID-19. - uq.edu.au

 

1 in 5 over 45s in chronic pain, says report

A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reveals that an estimated 1.6 million people aged ≥45 years lived with persistent, ongoing pain in 2016, with more Australians than ever visiting their GP for chronic pain in 2015–16. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

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