Medical economics

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to disability aids

Almost 1 billion children and adults with disabilities, and older people, are unable to access the assistive technology they need, according to a UN report, which calls for more investment in these life-changing products.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

ART contributed to 12.5% of multiple births in US in 2018

(HealthDay)—Assisted reproductive technology (ART) contributed to 12.5% of all multiple births in the United States in 2018, according to research published in the Feb. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Ophthalmology

Vision tech developments give a glimpse of the future

Advances in assistive technology have removed many access barriers for people with vision loss. But it's the development of visual prosthesis that has the potential to offer a whole new way of 'seeing' the world.

Health

Supporting the invisible, unpaid army of Alzheimer's caregivers

There's an invisible, unpaid workforce caring for the 6 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics estimates that 11 million family caregivers bear ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Egypt tech firm aids virus fight with 3D-printed face shields

Many healthcare workers in Egypt's threadbare hospital system must provide their own protective gear, so when a digital design company started 3-D printing face shields, they gratefully accepted.

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