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3D tumour aids cancer research

A group of researchers in China and the US have successfully created a 3D model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Medical...

Drug overdose treatment device approved in the US

US health regulators have approved a drug overdose treatment device that experts say will provide a powerful lifesaving tool in the midst of a...

Made for Africa app

UK-based Mobilium Global has built the first android 'Made For Africa' mobile health and wellness, free and free to use smartphone application. It has...

Stickiness – the great challenge of mobile health projects

A significant criticism of mobile health is the sheer number of pilot projects inundating the third world, writes iMedicalApps. A recent PLOS Medicine paper...

UK midwives and obstetricians fear FGM prosecutions

Victims of female g enital mutilation (FGM) could be left bleeding after childbirth because medical staff are now afraid they may be prosecuted if...

NeuroPace

The NeuroPace, an implantable device that reduces seizures in patients plagued by epilepsy, has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration,...

More oversight needed for medical apps – experts

While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, with smart phones and mobile devices, several health law experts say...

Graphs for the visually impaired

Visually impaired people can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, thanks to a new affordable digital reading system. Zee...

SA leads in affordable hearing screening technology

A lightweight, automated and easy-to-use mobile health solution called hearScreen is seen as ideal for developing countries and use in rural areas, reports Science...

Online diagnosis

To cut medical costs and diagnose minor ailments, some US health insurers are allowing millions of patients to be seen online first. Business Day...