• 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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  • Mastering Employee Loyalty: Thoughts for CEOs

    Retaining top talent remains a paramount challenge for CEOs. As we delve into diverse CEO mindsets, draw lessons from the Cleveland Clinic, and challenge conventional approaches, it becomes clear: traditional methods won't combat skilled-worker shortages.   My goddaughter, a bright 28-year-old with a decade of diverse experience in healthcare,...

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  • Innovating for Patients and Planet: Driving Equitable and Sustainable Healthcare

      Innovation can address healthcare’s most pressing challenges, including cost of care, staff shortages and growing health disparities, while at the same time reducing the industry’s environmental impact.  Underserved communities are typically hit earliest and hardest by climate impacts. For healthcare to be truly equitable, it must also be sustainable....

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  • AI: The Healthcare Companion of Tomorrow

    As we step into the futuristic landscape of 2023, the healthcare sector is buzzing with the melody of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This melody harmonizes with the rhythm of Machine Learning (ML) and the lyrics of Natural Language Processing (NLP), orchestrating a healthcare revolution that's nothing short of a masterpiece. Here's a look at how these...

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  • Sailing Digital Seas: Navigating the Future of Healthcare with Outsourcing

    As the clock hands of healthcare turn rapidly towards a digital dawn, the importance of a robust IT backbone cannot be overstated. Today’s healthcare realm is much more than just stethoscopes and surgeries; it’s a complex orchestra of data analytics, real-time monitoring, and virtual consultations, all harmonized by the baton of cutting-edge technology....

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  • The Future Pulse: Top 3 IT Trends Reshaping Healthcare

    In the heart of the healthcare industry, a digital revolution is pulsing, driven by three IT trends that are reshaping the way we perceive and interact with health services. First on this transformative journey is the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI's prowess in enhancing drug discovery and refining medical imagery analysis is like...

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  • The Importance of User-Centred Design in Healthcare Technology

    Healthcare technology has come a long way in recent years. From virtual medical consultations to wearable fitness trackers, the possibilities are endless. But just as important as understanding what tools are available is how they are implemented and designed. User-centred design (UCD) puts users at the centre of product development, allowing...

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  • Cybersecurity and Privacy Best Practices for Medical Practitioners

    Many private practitioners are deploying information systems in their private medical facilities to take care of various processes such as patient on-boarding, patient record keeping, patient accounts amongst others. However, there is less effort to ensure that these information systems have the necessary controls to safeguard patients records and...

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  • Elevating Healthcare Through Educational Innovation

    In an era characterised by unprecedented medical advancements, healthcare stands on the cusp of transformation. As we marvel at breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, and technology, we must also turn our attention to how we prepare the healthcare workforce of today and tomorrow. This imperative has led us to explore the untapped potential of educational...

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  • Why I Love the Revalidation Process of my Nursing Council

    My dear readers,   Time is flying, and here we are - in the eighth month of the year. Where have the months gone?   Anyway, I am here to say something, right? And guess what, I have to say something quite interesting this month.   This year is quite special because it is my revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Every...

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  • Quantum Physics and Executive Leadership Challenges

    The Context for the Health Sector Mr X is a highly-respected paediatric consultant in the UK. However, mental health issues (including being overwhelmed from pandemic backlog, and unwillingness to make decisions lower down the chain of medical hierarchy), have led him to a decision to leave the UK for a more positive, sustainable work environment....

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