Low-tech—just what the doctor ordered

Medical equipment that can be manufactured at low cost, is simple to use and can be easily maintained will help extend surgery to the 5 billion people worldwide who currently cannot get access to it, say researchers.


Delays in gallstone pancreatitis surgery increase risks

The recommended treatment for mild gallstone pancreatitis in patients aged over 50 years is laparoscopic cholecystectomy, yet over half of New South Wales patients presenting with the condition did not undergo the surgery ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis: It's not just painful periods

Chronic pelvic pain—typically during menstruation—is the most common indication of endometriosis, an incurable inflammatory condition that can cause infertility, an expert says.

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