During 2013 challenges within medical innovation includes: proactive or reactive treatments; innovation; risk assessment when treating; and cost of drug development. As the below infographic explains:
Trials are due to begin to test an intelligent microchip designed to suppress appetite. In a bid to tackle obesity, the chip is attached to the vagus nerve, which regulates the numerous bodily functions, including: breathing rate; heart rate; digestive acid secretion; gut contraction; and provides signals to the brain on how these functions are operating.
A revolutionary new vest may help diagnose abnormal heart rhythms. The ECVUE vest from CardioInsight is the first of its kind, a non-Invasive Electrocardiographic Mapping System which creates a complete picture of the heart; enabling healthcare professionals to pinpoint where abnormal electrical activity is occurring within the heart, cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.
The theme for this year’s World Health Day is high blood pressure. Each year a different theme is selected to highlight an area of concern for global public health. Since 1948 World Health Day has been celebrated on April 7th to mark the anniversary of the founding of the WHO.