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❀️ Health Tech

Health Tech, or digital health, helps us understand and take control of our own health. But we also cover more traditional health news like medicines, vaccines and medical procedures.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

πŸ’– Visualization will provide better and safer heart operations

In the future, a model will be able to simulate heart operations and show which procedure is best for each individual patient.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🧬 New cancer test can detect dangerous cell changes far in advance

A new screening test for cervical cancer can detect high-grade cell changes before they are possible to see with current methods.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

🩸 More people may receive dialysis at home

A breakthrough in the understanding of how glucose is transported between cells can mean that many more people can receive dialysis directly at home, thus avoiding going to hospital for treatment.

Alexander Engelin 2 min read

πŸ’Š New pain reliever without the side effects of opioids

New substances have an analgesic effect similar to opioids, but without the negative side effects.

Kent Olofsson 3 min read

🦻 Hearing aid can alleviate tinnitus

By adapting a normal hearing aid for each individual person, it is possible to alleviate the problems of those who suffer from tinnitus.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

πŸ’Š Pills can replace insulin syringes

A capsule with a small robotic head can deliver insulin in pills that the patient swallows instead of having to inject the insulin.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

🩸 Blood test can reveal several different types of cancer in the body

A blood test can replace several separate tests and detects cancers that are not detected in normal tests.

Kent Olofsson 2 min read

Activated charcoal can provide odor-free diapers

Activated carbon can bind odor molecules in liquid so that the odor from, for example, a diaper does not escape into the air.

Kent Olofsson 1 min read

πŸ“² Safer abortions with telemedicine

With telemedicine, it is possible to give women safe abortions without needing access to clinics with the possibility of ultrasound, which makes it much easier in resource-poor areas.