Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
19 October, 2020

This week: New asthma pump aims to improve treatment - Untreated hypertension linked to cognitive decline - COVID-19 in Australia: what have we learned? - and more.

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Game-changing new asthma pump aims to improve treatment

A new asthma pump that monitors the speed of inhalation and automatically delivers a drug dosage personalised to the patient could soon help people living with the condition breathe easier. -


Untreated hypertension linked to cognitive decline

New research from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) at the University of New South Wales adds to the evidence base that hypertension, when left untreated, can also be significantly associated with cognitive decline in older people. -


What is mask fit-testing and will it really protect healthcare workers from catching COVID-19?

Face mask use is something most of the Australian general public is dealing with for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic. For health workers, masks aren't new — but a highly infectious, novel and dangerous virus like SARS-CoV-2 is. -


SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces for up to 28 days

Researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass – such as that found on mobile phone screens - and stainless steel. -


COVID-19 in Australia: what have we learned?

COVID-19 has highlighted risks associated with globalisation and the associated threats to health and security. The interconnectivity of individuals moving locally and internationally underpins the different types of containment and mitigation measures to prevent and control the spread of the infection. - 


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