Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
06 October, 2020

This week: What is the COVID treatment REGN-COV2? - New Uses for Telehealth - Summing up health costs of the last bushfire season - and more.

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What is the COVID treatment REGN-COV2?

The news of US President Donald Trump testing positive for coronavirus – and his subsequent treatment regimen – has sparked a flurry of media activity in recent days. The ‘investigational antibody cocktail’ given to the US President is yet to pass clinical trials, but early signs are positive. - racgp.org.au

 

New Uses for Telehealth: How Virtual Care Has Extended Its Reach

Telehealth isn’t just for urgent care. Consumers’ growing comfort with the platform — coupled with the demands of a public health emergency — has helped broaden the use of virtual visits to support a wide range of specialties that manage chronic illness. - healthtechmagazine.net

 

Pregnant women have better outcomes after immediate surgery for complicated appendicitis

Pregnant women who underwent immediate surgery to treat a ruptured or abscessed appendix and their fetuses had significantly better outcomes than those whose condition was managed without an operation. - medicalxpress.com

 

Summing up health costs of the last bushfire season

Australian researchers have found that the 2019–2020 bushfire season racked up smoke-related health costs of around $1.95 billion, with an estimated 429 smoke-related premature deaths, 3230 hospital admissions for heart and breathing disorders and 1523 emergency department visits for asthma. - hospitalhealth.com.au

 

Could a fecal transplant one day be the secret of eternal youth?

Faecal transplants could one day be used as a therapy to restore cognitive function in the elderly – according to new research from the University of East Anglia, the University of Florence and the Quadram Institute. - uea.ac.uk

 

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