A 22-year study by Cardiff University has found that more
than one in 10 of all antibiotic treatments in a primary care
setting failed. This rate has increased and continues to rise,
according to the study, which analysed almost 11 million antibiotic
prescriptions in the UK. 26 Sept 2014
International Ebola response
"Totally, and lethally inadequate" says MSF
The International President of Médicins
Sans Frontières (MSF), Dr Joanne Liu,
has told the UN that the world must act now to fight Ebola or many
more people will die and that the response remains totally and
lethally inadequate. "More countries must deploy their civil defence
and military assets, and medical teams, to contain the epidemic,"
she said. more ...
Regions most at risk of Ebola mapped
An international team of researchers has mapped the regions in
Africa most at risk of an Ebola outbreak based on animal infections.
The team has used data including the current Ebola outbreak, along
with previously unmapped infections in animals, to provide a map of
areas at risk of seeing transmission from infected animals to
Bionics 3D printed prosthetic hand reaches global finals of Intel
Robotics startup Open Bionics has seen
its idea to significantly reduce the cost of prosthetic limbs by
using 3D printing reach the global final of Intel's Make it Wearable
prototype handheld lab for rapid DNA diagnostics
Newcastle-based medical device developers QuantuMDx Group has
announced the successful production of their first fully-integrated
sample-to-result working prototype of Q-POC, a handheld lab that
delivers DNA-based medical diagnosis in minutes.
Sugar in diet depletes
Scientists at the University of
Warwick have discovered that the ‘good’ form of cholesterol, HDL, is
degraded by a sugar-derived substance in the body.
3D printing in
reconstructive facial surgery hindered by reimbursement challenge
The 3D printing sector is battling to convince surgeons that it
is a financially viable treatment for craniomaxillofacial (CMF)
reconstruction, despite it being lauded as a game-changing
development, says an analyst with research and consulting firm
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