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14
Oct

Success of experience Alzheimer’s drug hailed as “historic moment”

An experimental drug has slowed the rate of decline in memory and thinking in people with early Alzheimer’s disease in what is being described as a “historic moment” for dementia treatment.

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12
Oct

Children sought for wheeze medicine trial as part of Australia – wide study

In a first for Australian health services, children aged one to six are being sought to participate in trials for medication to treat a viral-induced wheeze. Albury Wodonga Health director of paediatrics Dr Mark Norden, said the trial was “ground-breaking” and would help prevent future hospitalisations.

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10
Oct

Researchers create guide for fair and equitable AI in health care

During the past several decades, health care systems have amassed giant stores of patient data through electronic health records, logging, disease-linked genetic aberrations, drug interactions, success rates of cancer therapies and more. Now, doctors and researchers with access to this trove of health information are at an inflection point. Through artificial intelligence, health systems have...

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28
Sep

Maternal-assisted caesareans, an experience some mothers crave

If the concept of a maternal-assisted caesarean – when the birthing mother reaches her gloved hands down to lift her baby out of her abdomen and on to her chest – is news to you, and perhaps slightly shocking, it shouldn’t be.

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21
Sep

Australians raided $1.6 billion in superannuation savings to pay for health care

Australians have raided almost $1.6 billion from their retirement funds to pay for medical treatment in the past three years. The revelations have left health policy experts outraged that superannuation nest eggs are being used to fund life-changing treatment.

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19
Sep

New study investigates which activities are tied to a lower dementia risk

Over 55 million people live with dementia worldwide, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. An increasing amount of evidence also demonstrates that maintaining physical activity in midlife and beyond may help preserve cognitive capacity and prevent dementia.

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25
Jul

Forego Radiotherapy for Women With Low-Risk Luminal A Breast Cancer?

Source: The guidance from Ki67 proliferation marker screenings, older women with low-risk luminal A breast cancer can safely avoid radiotherapy. Considering more than 300,000 women are diagnosed annually with invasive breast cancer in North America this can be a less invasive way to treat cancer.

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20
Jul

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney to deploy SNAC’s AI diagnostic solutions

Source: St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has entered into a multi-year collaboration with imaging solutions developer Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre to co-develop and deploy novel AI diagnostics solutions. According to a media release, the partnership will bring together AI engineers, radiologists, imaging analysts, expert clinicians and data, utilising SNAC’s technology platform to drive large-scale deployment of...

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27
Jun

New CT scan method lowers radiation exposure

The technique, demonstrated on a small sample in a micro CT scanner, could potentially be adapted for medical scanners and used to reduce the amount of radiation millions of people are exposed to each year. A computerised tomography (CT) scan is a form of X-ray that creates very accurate cross-sectional views of the inside of...

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22
Jun

Keeping medical imaging safe for children

“The risks of the radiation are incredibly small, but still, we try to eliminate them when we can,” Methratta said. Because the cells in children’s bodies are not fully mature, they can be more sensitive to radiation in contrast to adults. Children also have more years ahead of them in which long-term effects of radiation...

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