There are no vaccines, no population immunity and no rapid or reliable diagnostic tests for the Zika virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Zika a public health emergency and, alongside short-term coping measures, has called for the global community to intensify its efforts to fill in the gaps. Wearable technology would be an ideal weapon in such a fight. So, after years of being on the cusp of greatness is it finally ready to join the fight against this virus, and other killer diseases like it?
Approximately one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, making it the third-most prevalent form of the disease in the U.S. In Europe, it is the second-most common form of cancer. The […]
The number of robotic general surgery procedures performed in the United States reached 140,000 in 2015—more than triple the number done in 2012, surgeons reported at the 2016 Annual Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS). But […]
Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci robot is a technical marvel. Nearly half a million operations were performed in the U.S. by surgeons controlling its large, precise arms last year. One in four U.S. hospitals has one […]