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As scorching summer heat reminds us of the threat of climate change, EU legislation is turning the screws on more sustainable practices in healthcare. Approaches to establish circular economy models to reduce medical plastics are promising, but all specialties need to brace for profound change to meet their "green" goals. Enjoy reading!

Article • Sustainability

The challenge of "greening" medical technologies

Under the impulse of the European Commission, the in vitro diagnostic industry is developing emerging technologies to implement sustainable practices in medical laboratories. As sustainability has been a growing priority of the European Union (EU) ...

News • Sustainability in healthcare

Creating a circular economy for medical testing plastics

Global healthcare consumes millions of tonnes of single use plastic every year. A team at the University of Birmingham is taking on this sustainability challenge.


News • Impact on patient interaction

Smartglasses in healthcare: why design matters

VR and augmented reality are considered key technologies in healthcare, especially in nursing. Now, German researchers analysed the impact of smartglasses on patient interaction.

News • Research into nursing ethics

Robot nurses, powered by AI – a viable perspective?

Robots and AI are expected to play a key role in nursing practice in the future. In this regard, researchers from Japan ask whether intelligent machines can replace humans as nurses.

Article • Flow cytometry

Detecting and measuring nanoplastics in the blood stream

Plastics are a part of everyday life, and an increasingly concerning factor of global environmental pollution. They also have infiltrated our bodies as microparticles (MPs) and nanoparticles (NPs), found even in placentas supporting foetal life. And ...

News • Joint statement from BIR and UKHSA

Radiation dose: clinical need should trump previous exposures, experts say

Should radiation dose from previous medical imaging be considered when a new scan is made? UK experts issued a joint position statement that favors clinical need over prior exposures.

News • New measurements to advance and validate the technology

Unlocking the potential of portable MRI

Researchers at NIST have been working on several fronts to advance low-field MRI technology and validate methods for creating images with weaker magnetic fields.

News • Multi-ancestry polygenic score

Dataset diversity improves heart disease risk prediction

By using genetic data on multiple traits from people of non-European ancestry, scientists have improved the accuracy of polygenic scores in predicting disease risk for all.

News • Genotype-specific strategy

‘Digital twins’ of patients’ hearts give insights into cardiac health

Scientists have developed a tool to create a digital replica of an individual's heart, which could inform the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

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