Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
09 June, 2020

This week: Debunking COVID-19 myths with science communication - Australian flu cases drop by more than 99% - Creating a patient-focused telehealth experience - and more

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Debunking COVID-19 myths with science communication

UNSW Sydney medical scientist Associate Professor Darren Saunders explains how scientists cut through the misinformation surrounding COVID-19. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

Physical distancing and good hand hygiene: Australian flu cases drop by more than 99%

There were only 208 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza nationwide last month – compared to 30,567 at the same time in 2019. The major disparity follows a trend that has seen a massive decrease in cases since social distancing measures were implemented across Australia in response to the coronavirus. - racgp.org.au

 

Australian drug chosen for global trial to treat COVID-19

A drug developed by The University of Western Australia’s spinout company Dimerix will be used in a global trial to treat patients who have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) as a result of COVID-19. - news.uwa.edu.au

 

How did The Lancet's now-retracted study on hydroxychloroquine make it through peer review?

Scientists around the world are resuming trials of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine for possible use against COVID-19, after the retraction of a heavily criticised study into its effects and side-effects. - abc.net.au

 

How to create a patient-focused telehealth experience

Many providers feel overextended and underprepared when it comes to implementing viable telehealth solutions—but these solutions may be exactly what allows them to continue serving patients and keep their business afloat. - medcitynews.com

 

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