As part of its efforts to inform the public about best practice with antibiotics and the risks involved with their use, the World Health Organisation (WHO) designated one week in November as World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
The start of November marks the beginning of Movember, a month set aside by The Movember Foundation to raise awareness of some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide.
The UK government has boosted its investment in AI in healthcare, as Business Secretary Greg Clark announces five new centres of excellence for digital pathology and imaging, and £50m in funding.
Movember was established in 2004 to raise awareness of and funds for health issues affecting men globally.
Scientists expect to be able to electronically record the brain signals that make memories within the next five years – and cybercriminals could use that technology to hack your brain.
It’s World Stroke Day, the day set aside by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) to raise awareness about stroke and its symptoms.
World Polio Day was established on the birthday of the creator of the first polio vaccines, Jonas Salk, to focus on educating and informing the world about polio and the success GPEI had had in eradicating the disease on a global scale.
Following a landmark ruling, Canada became the second country in the world to fully legalise marijuana, with adults now allowed to possess up to 30 grams, grow up to four plants, and smoke everywhere that cigarettes are permitted (apart from cars).
It’s World Menopause Day, the main day during World Menopause Month which is set aside to focus on raising awareness of menopausal symptoms.
VRHealth, a healthcare technology company specialising virtual reality (VR) technology solutions and data analysis, will provide the first ever VR medical platform for healthcare facilities in the European Union.
World Mental Health Day is observed on the 10 October every year.
It was seeing a girl with diabetes that inspired medical doctor Eduardo Jorgensen to set up health tech company MedicSen, which applies AI solutions to diabetes monitoring.
Human gene editing in order to prevent the transmission of hereditary genetic disorders to babies is now supported by three-quarters of British people, according to research by YouGov Omnibus.
World Menopause Month, which runs throughout October, raises awareness of menopause and associated disorders and diseases.
The growing problem of care for the elderly could be solved by artificial intelligence assistive technology, with an Amazon Echo-like piece of kit called the miiCUBE from health tech startup miiCARE.
What do Marines trying to make it through boot camp and senior citizens trying to make it to a doctor’s appointment have in common?
Hereditary disposition towards the development of Alzheimer’s is a concern for many with family members who have lived with the disease, but the Alzheimer’s Society makes it clear that for the vast majority of those living with Alzheimer’s, age is the most important risk factor, with genetic susceptibility towards the development of hereditary Alzheimer’s being less
The UK Government has added to its list of industry-focused technical notices laying out its preparations for a possible no-deal Brexit.
National Health Service (NHS) England has announced it has come to a deal with Novartis to fund the use of its chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) immunotherapy Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for children and young adults under 25 years old with refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
The financial year of 2017/18 saw the highest number of organs ever donated in the UK.
A drone ambulance that is capable of operating autonomously while carrying a single injured passenger has been awarded $20,000 to fund its further development.
Concerns about the possibility of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019, when the UK begins its transitional period to leave the EU, have been expressed repeatedly by the pharmaceutical industry.
In recent months, one of US President Donald Trump’s focuses has been to reduce the price of medication in the US, all the way from the most expensive drugs to the cheapest.
Google, Amazon, and IBM joined forces with Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle to pledge to speed up the progress of health data standards and interoperability.
“The ability to continuously sense inside the human body has largely been a distant dream,” said Romit Roy Choudhury, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Illinois.
As the demand for new technologies in the medical field continues to grow, so too does the number of ambitious startups looking to fill gaps in the market and provide new solutions to persistent health issues.
There is no denying that artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in almost every industry, including healthcare, with applications ranging from robot-assisted surgery to symptom-checking apps already on the market.
The new health secretary Matt Hancock has pledged a major funding package of £487m to transform technology in the NHS during a visit to West Suffolk Hospital.
The emerging field of gene editing has hit a significant roadblock as scientists have discovered CRISPR/Cas9, one of the newest and most promising tools for genome editing, can cause far more genetic damage than had previously been realised.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined the need for advanced manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printed drugs, in the pharmaceutical industry.