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BBC

Craig Langran

27 August 2020

Uganda

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A hospital in Uganda is using a new device created by scientists that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Since the device has been introduced, 500 children have been treated with it and the mortality for ...

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Linda A. Johnson

20 August 2020

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

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Although offering at-home care has been a practice for some time, the coronavirus pandemic has helped prompt more health insurance companies to allow health care workers to implement the practice at a larger scale. Tr...

BBC

Ruth Evans

12 May 2020

Uganda

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Scientists from Uganda and Australia have worked together to come up with a device that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Although this solution was originally intended to help address the high rate of c...

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Evan Nicole Brown

24 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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As hospitals around the world run dangerously low or completely out of personal medical equipment like protective masks, one company has developed a recyclable nano-fiber filter that can fit inside surgical masks, whi...

CNN

Oscar Holland

Ananda Pellerin

24 March 2020

New York, United States

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To help address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, companies and individuals in the fashion industry are turning from clothing production to face mask production. This approach, which is being...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Strother

3 March 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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In order to effectively manage the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea, government officials have stepped in by increasing transparency, subsidizing home medical equipment such as face masks, and rapidly distributing ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

19 December 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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After deducing that preeclampsia was "the number one cause of maternal hospital readmissions and maternal mortality," doctors at Penn Medical began sending new mothers home with a blood pressure cuff and then texting ...

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

2 November 2019

Uganda

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To eliminate barriers for access to birth control, Uganda's Advance Family Planning Project has released a new device that allows women to self-inject a dose of contraceptive once every three months. So far, women hav...

The News Minute

Priyadarshini Kendai

18 September 2019

Bengaluru, India

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To remind tuberculosis patients to take their medication, hospitals in India incorporated the use of mobile phones. When patients received their medication by mail, the packaging material instructed them to call a tol...

Futurity News

Sarah McQuate-Washington

13 March 2019

Washington, United States

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Many people across the United State cannot eat unless assisted, but this often leads to feelings of losing independence. To combat this outcome, researchers have developed a robotic assistant that can assess a plate o...

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Adele Peters

4 December 2018

United States

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Now doctors can screen for anemia using only a smartphone photograph. The new technology could get quick diagnosis to people in developing countries or rural environments. The method is not as sure as a blood test.

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Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

2 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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It's not uncommon for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia or developmental disorders to be reported missing by concerned family members. Thanks to Project Lifesaver, a program that utilizes personal radio...

Popular Science

Alison Bruzek

18 December 2014

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Louisville, KY, many people suffer from allergies or asthma and need to take inhalers to assist their breathing. A new inhaler called Propeller Health connects to Bluetooth devices to help patients track their inha...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jacob Kushner

29 September 2014

Tanzania

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Project Last Mile is a partnership between Coca-Cola and Tanzania’s Medical Stores Department that is helping to deliver medications to the most remote parts of the country. Due to this partnership, the Medical Stores...

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April Dembosky

25 June 2014

United States

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A coordinated care program is helping provide in-home care to those who are considered pre-hopsice and who are combatting chronic health issues. While the program doesn't always financially help the hospitals it opera...

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