• Exploring Neuralink: Unveiling Ethical Issues Surrounding Brain Implants

      Putting a computer inside someone’s brain used to feel like the edge of science fiction. It’s a reality . Academic and commercial groups are testing “brain-computer interface” devices to enable people with disabilities to function more independently. Yet Elon Musk’s company, Neuralink, has put this technology front and center in debates about...

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  • Gaming Tech Boosts Radiologist Ergonomics

      Kathleen MacMillan, MD, a diagnostic radiology resident at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Nitin Venugopal, MD, a radiology resident at UW Medicine in Seattle, are advocating for improved workplace ergonomics for radiologists. Often overlooked, the physical wellbeing of physicians is crucial, especially for radiologists who...

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  • We Must Fight One of the World’s Biggest Health Threats: Climate Change

    By  Dr  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , Director-General of the World Health Organization;   Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber , President-designate of COP 28 United Nations Climate Change Conference; and  Dr Vanessa Kerry , WHO Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health, CEO of Seed Global Health   In the face of one of the greatest health threats...

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  • New Year – New Changes

    My dear readers,   Happy New Year to you! 2024 is here! FINALLY!   I hope you have had a good start so far.   Well, well, well... another year, new thoughts, new challenges, and the good old resolutions? Hang on a minute- what are those?   I have been out of the resolution department for years. In the past, I had made resolutions for...

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  • Expanding Global Access to Cervical Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Treatment

    According to the  National Cancer Institute , the incidence of  cervical cancer  in the United States has been steadily declining in recent decades, from an estimated 11.2 cases per 100,000 women in 1992 to 6.7 cases per 100,000 women in 2019. Statistics from other parts of the world, however, paint a substantially different picture.    In the...

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  • Zoom-On: Elie Azoulay

      Elie Azoulay is a Professor of Medicine and head of the medical ICU at Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris. Prof Azoulay graduated from Paris-Cité University. He completed his training in pneumonology in 1996 and intensive care in 1999, and he earned a PhD in respiratory physiology in 2002 on chemotherapy and G-CSF-related pulmonary toxicity....

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  • Benefits of Submitting Abstracts to ISUOG 2024

      The  ISUOG World Congress  is the leading event for ultrasound professionals in obstetrics and gynecology. Our abstract submissions are a fantastic opportunity for you to participate directly in the event and share your research with thousands of leading experts.   Here are some of the many great reasons for you to submit an abstract to...

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  • Policy Update - Time to Accelerate: The Next Steps

    Richard Price, Head of Policy, European Cancer Organisation   Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan is working. New EU level cancer prevention legislation is now in statutes, with more to come. Ambitious pan-European projects are up and running, with early outputs coming to fruition. New communities for multi-stakeholder action are formed with promises...

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  • Unlocking Hope: Treating Patients with Lymphocytic Leukaemia Through CAR T-Cell Therapy

    In a groundbreaking achievement in Saudi Arabia, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) has reached a significant milestone in the treatment of lymphoid leukaemia by successfully applying CAR T-cell therapy to a cohort of 100 patients. This remarkable success not only underscores the hospital's commitment to cutting-edge treatments...

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  • Impact of the Conference: Does the Public Sector Procurement Law Favour the Purchase of Value?

    On 6 June 2023, a conference was held on "The Public Sector Contracts Law: Does it favor value-based procurement?”, organised by the Subdirectorate General for Public Procurement of the Madrid Health Service (SERMAS), with the collaboration of Impulsa Salud (Mateos 2023a, 2023b, 2023c).   A few days after the conclusion of the conference, a summary...

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