Parents were happy when drop-down cribs appeared in the 1940s, making it easier to pick up and put down babies.

Researchers at CU Boulder have found that sealing off whole hospital wings and adjusting the ventilation systems could dramatically increase a facility’s ability to contain and treat large numbers of patients with airborne illnesses.   The new study, published in the…

The humble baker’s yeast used in bread and beer could become a low-cost, simple biosensor for detecting cholera and other diseases, according to new research by Columbia University’s Nili Ostrov and colleagues.

In the continued fight against mosquito-borne diseases, tech companies like Microsoft and Verily are partnering with US public health officials to test new technology. Experts believe these companies bring promising innovations.“It’s exciting when technology companies come…

 

 

Maximizing technology could make all the difference in bringing universal health care to Africans, said WHO’s Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti at the first WHO Africa Health Forum underway in Rwanda this week.

Loowatt, a London startup, is piloting a low-cost, waterless toilet in Antananarivo, Madagascar, seeking to solve a sanitation challenge in parts of the world where flushing toilet systems aren’t feasible.

“What is the most underappreciated medical invention in history?” The Atlantic recently polled a diverse group of doctors, inventors, TV personalities and authors.Answers ran the gamut, from stethoscopes to AEDs with some unexpected medical game-changers such as Botox and…

In its quest to develop new treatments for neglected diseases that are often overlooked by the major drug companies, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) launched the