‘BBC Horizon: Mend Me’ – tales of modern medicine’s successes, and a bit of bodysnatching…

The BBC’s ‘Horizon: Mend Me’ programme, aired this week, was a whistle-stop tour through the outstanding –and often unsettling– progress made in the field of organ transplantation. Introductory scenes included jarring images of a young man who had had his face entirely burnt away. Even the presenter Michael Mosley, presumably hardened to horrific injuries during […]

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Technology: Meeting healthcare demands affordably

Meeting healthcare needs affordably is truly a global challenge. Rapidly expanding populations, fast changing lifestyles and demographics all over the world make the issue manifold and complicated. Even in countries with well-developed healthcare infrastructures such as the UK, which has relatively straightforward access to care, affordability is not to be taken for granted. We are […]

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