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.

Ophthalmology

First patient fitted with 3D-printed eye

A 3D-printed eye is a true biomimic and a more realistic prosthetic, with clearer definition and real depth to the pupil. Unlike traditional methods, it is made using digital scans of the eye instead of an invasive mold of ...

Medications

Outcomes poorer with six versus 12 weeks of antibiotics for PJI

(HealthDay)—Antibiotic therapy for six weeks is inferior to 12 weeks of therapy among patients with microbiologically confirmed prosthetic joint infections that are managed with standard surgical procedures, according to ...

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