Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
12 October, 2020

This week: Can wearable tech help care homes save lives? - What doses Coronavirus reinfection mean for immunity and a vaccine? - Cancer screening rates plummet - and more.

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What does Coronavirus reinfection mean for immunity and a vaccine?

When Andrew tested positive for coronavirus a couple of weeks ago, he was surprised. Not because he thought he had taken all the right precautions to prevent catching it or the fact his symptoms were mild — but because it wasn't the first time he had received a positive COVID-19 test result. -


Cancer screening rates plummet during pandemic

A stark new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the impact of the pandemic on national screening tests found there had been a worrying decline in screening for breast, bowel and cervical cancers. -


Can wearable technology help care homes save lives?

Wearable digital devices are to be trialled in care homes to establish whether the technology can help reduce covid-19 infections and prevent deaths. -


Aged-care residents that are served more, eat more

Researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) have discovered a simple way for aged-care residents to improve their nutrition intake: increase their meal sizes. -


Researchers 3D print unique micro-scale fluid channels used for medical testing

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are the first to 3D print microfluidic channels on a curved surface, providing the initial step for someday printing them directly on the skin for real-time sensing of bodily fluids. -


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