Say what you will about your country’s healthcare system, one thing just cannot be denied — the world is swiftly moving into a future that provides high-tech healthcare services and options, all which are affordable for more people, more versatile, and easier to provide. We’re talking about the stuff of sci-fi because these technological advancements couldn’t have even been dreamed of a few decades back, and thinking about how far medicinal sciences have come over the last few centuries, we’re hopeful that we’ll be performing medical miracles one day.
Things might look bleak right now, but just wait a few years and you’ll probably find yourself thinking in a more optimistic manner because as far as applicable research goes, our scientists are doing a great job – they’re making things better with every passing day. Here are some of the most striking technologies that have been developed recently, and they’ll convince you that the medical world is advancing at an astounding speed!
Hepatitis B Diagnosis Price From $500 to $20
People in third world countries (and many from first world countries, for that matter), couldn’t really afford to get themselves diagnosed for Hepatitis B because it simply cost too much. $500 is more than what a lot of people in developing countries make in a month, which made it nearly impossible for them to pay for such a costly procedure, and many would end up succumbing to the disease. However, the latest feats of medical engineering have made it possible so that Hepatitis B can be spotted with a procedure that costs no more than $20 and doesn’t take too long either! All it requires from the patient is some blood samples, and they can be diagnosed with an accuracy of 85% which quite an astounding number.
Heart Simulators For Surgical Procedures
Surgeons didn’t really have much to train on so that they could practice for real cardiac surgeries which was a huge disadvantage. However, simulators were made to help along with the process. The problem is that these simulators weren’t exactly in mass production and there wasn’t much of a standard. Now, the Super Beat training simulator manages to replicate the whole body area and will be mass produced for the market, and this device will forever change the way medical students study and train for the real deal.
Artificial Ovaries Are Closer Than Ever
A lot of women run the risk of becoming infertile when they go through treatments like chemotherapy or ones similar to it. The solution to this problem is for them to have their ovaries removed and frozen, only to be reattached after the treatment is over. The issue with this solution is that the procedure often introduces cancer into the bodies of the women through the transplant. Scientists have been working endlessly to solve this issue, and they’ve finally come up with one that removes the cancer cells from the ovarian tissue. This procedure has been tested out successfully on mice, and human trials are to follow in a few years. If this works out, women won’t have to worry about the risk of cancer when they’re trying to protect their fertility anymore.
Helping Drug Addicts Through Medicinal Intervention
Drug addicts who keep abusing substances through consumption aren’t really thinking straight when they do it. They do so while realizing the consequences their actions will bear, and that’s because the drugs change their overall brain chemistry. Scientists have realized this, and they have come up with a solution that deals with this chemical imbalance through serotonin 2C which helps the victim’s brain repair the broken connections that the drug has damaged. In doing so, they make it easier for the victims to resist the drugs and make a full recovery. Again, this method has been tested out on mice and has worked flawlessly. Humans will be next, and hopefully, this will help millions of drug addicts discontinue their substance abuse and start living the lives that they want.
Such inventions are happening all around us, and in due time will revolutionize the way in which we live. We can’t wait for these technologies to be successfully tested so that they can hit the mainstream which will allow everyone to benefit from them immensely.