Using the make-do “MacGyver” method, emergency physician Thomas Burke designed a lifesaving kit to stop deadly postpartum hemorrhage—which causes 1 in 3 maternal deaths. His low-tech “uterine balloon tamponade” has been deployed thousands of times and boasts a 97% survival…

During the Zika virus outbreak in 2015-2016, scientists eager to study the mysterious virus were hampered by the low abundance of virus particles in any given sick patient. The process was “like fishing for a minnow in an ocean,” writes Leah Eisenstadt.

India’s ubiquitous electricity generators are largely to blame for Delhi’s dangerous levels of particulate matter—which stretch well beyond the WHO’s safety limit. How to stop all that soot from entering the air? Think ink. With its namesake “Chakr Shield,” the startup…

The latest fix for the ultra-hacked lifestyle: Vaev, the tissue that lets you schedule your winter cold. At $80 a box, ultra-chic  tissues claims to enable getting sick “on your own schedule.” The “tissue that carries a human sneeze”—or at least a cocktail of ingredients…

The expeditious growth of the field of robotics nets a nice summary from Bill Gates following his visit to the Harvard Robotics Laboratory. 

A new guard of savvy med students are making their mark on social media before officially becoming MDs. The trend poses an ethical conundrum for future doctors, writes Vishal Khetpal, a freelance writer and med student. Some influencers use their sway to promote “…

As Accra’s swelling population outgrows its supply of quality water, 500ml plastic packets of water have become a wildly popular. They offer a middle ground between pricey bottled water and suspect tap supply, but a patchwork of producers and lack of regulation raises…

Widely regarded as the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein was written by an 18-year-old woman as part of a horror story contest. Her story immortalized the "mad scientist" in the collective consciousness, and tapped into the fear of scientific and technological…

Just 66% of Indian breast cancer patients live 5 years after diagnosis, compared to 90% in many Western nations. Many Indian doctors blame a scourge of late-stage diagnosis that spans the economic and educational spectrum.

The digital technology revolution has swept global health in the past decade, making its mark from supply chain management to frontline health worker training. But this initial “unchecked enthusiasm” hasn’t been met with robust evidence of their payoff, write Alain Labrique…