Tag Archives: Patients

New Zealand’s Health Ministry encourages GPs to give patients access to medical notes

In New Zealand, fourteen percent of GP practices with a patient portal are offering patients online access to their medical notes. Latest figures from the Ministry of Health show that 610 practices out of 970 across the country offer a patient portal. Of those, 86 practices offer Open Notes, up from just 50 in the… Read More »

Two US cancer patients treated with controversial CRISPR technology

Human gene editing comes to America: Two US cancer patients treated with controversial CRISPR technology CRISPR gene-editing has been hailed as a breakthrough that could eradicate diseases  Several US trials of the technology in humans are underway  The University of Pennsylvania told NPR they have edited the genes of their first two adult human patients… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists ‘print’ 3D heart using patient’s tissue

Although 3D printing has advanced in leaps and bounds over the past few years, using it to print functioning human organs is still a far-flung dream. Recently, however, scientists have brought this dream one step closer. A 3D-printed heart engineered from the patient’s own tissues and cells.Image credit: Advanced Science 2019 The Authors Cardiovascular disease… Read More »