Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/02/2022 - 08:41

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.1 With science and gender equality both key international development goals, engaging women and girls in science has been an important area of focus worldwide in recent decades; however, as the infographic below demonstrates, there’s still a lot of work to be done.2,3 

Why I’m ditching self-diagnosis

Submitted by Beatrice on Thu, 03/02/2022 - 12:18

You wake up one morning with what feels like a jackhammer inside your skull.

Your throat is raw from coughing and your nose is so stuffed that you reminisce about the days when you were a member of the Five Senses Club. Hidden among the pile of scrunched up Kleenex is your phone, but after a few thumb taps, the heart palpitations that WebMD has given you make your snotty nose seem almost pleasant.
 

The increasing adoption of augmented reality tech in medicine and healthcare

Submitted by krupa.mistry on Tue, 18/01/2022 - 14:29

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that integrates interactive virtual content with the physical real world, such as in the form of a digital three-dimensional visual (3D) representation, thereby augmenting the perception of reality. Typically, virtual content is projected into the physical environment through the use of smart glasses, a headset or mobile/tablet device (1, 2, 3). AR is one of the most exciting technological advances in medicine and healthcare in recent times, with many novel applications being developed for use in improving patient outcomes.

Seasonal Affective Disorder – or just a Bad Case of the Winter Blues?

Submitted by admin on Mon, 17/01/2022 - 11:11

Once again, it’s that time of year. The sun has gone on its winter vacation, temperatures have dropped, and the sky is stained with an anything-but-cheerful shade of grey. With such serotonin-depleting changes to our environment, it’s no wonder that many of us feel less than chirpy in the winter months.