Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
26 October, 2020

This week: What is COVID-19 rapid testing - COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients - Study could change international HIV treatment recommendations - and more.

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What is COVID-19 rapid testing, and should we be using it in Australia?

They're portable, scalable, and easy to use — and most importantly, can deliver a result in just 15 minutes. COVID-19 rapid tests, though considered less accurate than the widely used PCR tests, offer the possibility of testing more people with fewer resources in less time. -


Confidence growing in potential COVID vaccine

Amid reports of delayed rollouts and questions on the efficacy of a rushed vaccine, Brendan Murphy says Australia is in a ‘very strong position’ with its two purchase agreements. -


COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a ‘syndemic’ for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows. -


New breast implant study launched as risk evidence mounts

Breast implants may trigger multiple symptoms including autoimmune diseases, chronic fatigue, gastritis and other debilitating conditions. Macquarie University's Professor Anand Deva is doing more research to find out why. -


HIV study set to change international treatment recommendations

New findings by researchers at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are set to change international treatment recommendations for people with newly diagnosed HIV — an update that could affect nearly two million people per year worldwide. - 


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