Surgery

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.

Gastroenterology

Soon you'll be able to examine your gut from home

We are up on the third floor of the electrical building at NTNU, not a place you usually associate with cancer research and medical equipment. But the little green pill that researcher Ali Khalegi is holding between his thumb ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Burnout in emergency medicine workers hits a new high

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a prolonged increase in workload and stress among specialists in many healthcare sectors, but this has been particularly noticeable in emergency medicine (EM). A survey carried out by the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data

North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manage in isolation as global experts express deep ...

Other

Efforts to make protective medical gear in US falling flat

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit the U.S., sales of window coverings at Halcyon Shades quickly went dark. So the suburban St. Louis business did what hundreds of other small manufacturers did: It pivoted to make protective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two years into COVID-19, where do we go from here?

Precisely two years ago last week, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York as it quickly became clear that the state had become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Days later, the World Health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lockdowns hit Pacific islands as COVID-19 defences falter

Lockdowns in Samoa and the Solomon Islands were extended Tuesday as COVID-19 outbreaks worsened in remote Pacific island nations that have previously held the pandemic at bay.

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