As Chinese cities grapple with explosive industrial growth, they also grapple with the side effects, like millions of citizens with pollution-related ills. At Chengdu No. 7 People's Hospital, those patients are a common sight—and now, the hospital has opened a dedicated "smog clinic" to treat them.
Hospitals are already so ridiculously overpriced that I'm surprised I'm even surprised about this but according to a new father, a hospital in Boston quoted him $23,000 for a circumcision procedure for his son.
Here's one reason to continue paying $10 a month for your texting plan. ER Texting, Inc has a service that sends you a text message with a list of your local hospitals and their emergency room wait times.
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center has again been caught executing irresponsible X-ray scans of premature babies, who are extremely vulnerable to the radiation's dangerous effects. State inspectors say the scans were conducted without proper shielding, the second rash since 2007.
New Hampshire-based Seacoast Radiology sent out an alert to its patients explaining that their private information may have been compromised. The reason? Some folks hacked into the medical group's server to host a game of Call of Duty.
You'd think there'd be some honor amongst thieves but nope, it's just scumbag after scumbag. Like this heartless jerk, he stole video game consoles that were used by young cancer patients at Carolinas Medical Center and hasn't been caught yet. Updated
Berlin doctors have captured the first ever MRI images of a baby being born. It's nice to know that the miracle of birth is just as disgustingly beautiful inside, as it is outside.
In developing countries, low birth weight babies don't always have the luxury of an incubator to help them. Hopefully this $25 Embrace Infant Warmer can become a viable alternative, it was successfully tested on its first baby a week ago.
It can be easy to let the contentious question of who will pay for healthcare in our society distract from questions of what it will pay for. Trends consultancy PSFK shares its vision of where technology will soon take medicine.
Due to open sometime in 2014, this $1.08bn (USD) children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia has been inspired by a "living tree," with the various wooden windows jutting out like treehouses sat on branches.
Robots (albeit not quite as pretty as Salma Hayek in Across The Universe) are replacing humans in a $444m hospital opening in Scotland. They'll take over some of the more menial duties of ward-workers, including bringing meals and dispensing drugs.
I'm trying to imagine what a trip to the ER in this Chinese hospital would be like...
The National Museum of Health and Medicine's working to release thousands of military medical photos going back to the Civil War—and their first Flickr set feels like grisly snapshots stolen from David Lynch's nightmares.
Every proud PC modder uses acrylic casing to show off the sweet internals of their system. So why not take a cue from those kings of design?
Cool little system for hospitals. Ekahau, Inc. has already created some sort of "panic button" to contact hospital staff at a moment's notice. Now they have location-aware IV pumps.