Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
01 September, 2020

This week: Where do advance care plans fall during a pandemic? - Researchers create fast-acting surgical glue - Do we need to make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory? - and more.

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Parents fearful of coronavirus delaying children's vaccinations and medical treatment

About a third of children who have been injured or unwell during the COVID-19 pandemic have had their health care delayed by a parent over concerns about contracting the virus, a survey by the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne has found. -


Engaging Primary Care In The Community Management Of COVID-19: Global Lessons From A Small Town In Canada

The spread of COVID-19 has stretched healthcare systems of all types across the world bringing in to sharp focus their capabilities to mitigate the impact. It’s been said that COVID-19 places us in the same storm but in different boats. -


Where do advance care plans fall during a pandemic?

For residential aged care facilities, where the majority of Australia’s COVID-related deaths have occurred, cracks have been exposed in the management of preventing the spread of the virus. -


Do we need to make a potential COVID-19 vaccine mandatory?

At first glance, requiring the community to get the COVID-19 vaccine may seem like an astute, pragmatic idea. But two medical researchers from UNSW Sydney caution against talk about making a vaccine mandatory before we have any idea about when we will get our hands on one. -


Researchers create fast-acting 'biorubber' surgical glue

A novel surgical glue has been developed by materials scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore that can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster than current bioadhesives and may serve as a platform to deliver pain relief drugs. -


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