Many elements of healthcare have been transformed by technology, and this will continue to be the case in the future. These most recent accomplishments result from years of study, research, and clinical research by a diverse group of medical specialists and healthcare professionals. It’s impossible to deny how much the world benefits from the medical community’s lifelong efforts.
The Medical Breakthroughs That You Shouldn’t Miss Knowing About
The Covid-19 vaccine and oral medications are the most recent medical advancements everyone has been talking about. However, not all these conversations about these medical breakthroughs are positive, especially as the anti-vaccine movement grows.
The media hype surrounding the pandemic and the ignorance of people who choose to ignore the hard work of medical experts is out of control, and they are the ones getting the most attention in recent news.
And these could explain why you haven’t heard about the other significant and life-saving medical advances the healthcare industry has come up with. There are medicines and treatments for many chronic illnesses, hospital dialysis partnerships, and even virtual healthcare.
The right to healthcare is a human right, but unfortunately, many people do not have access to it, but it is good to know that some people fight for free healthcare, or at least for it to be more accessible.
Healthcare is a human right, and unfortunately, many people still do not have access to it. Fortunately, some people are fighting for healthcare to be free, or at least more accessible and affordable. In the fight for better healthcare, breakthroughs have been made in the medical field that many people might access if this fight is finally won. Here are some you should keep an eye on:
Telemedicine is one of the innovations that grew in popularity in 2020, when the Covid-19 epidemic forced the entire world to go into the seemingly never-ending lockdowns. Despite the distance, virtual healthcare allows doctors to meet their patients’ medical needs without any risks of contracting Covid-19 in a public space.
Smart pacemaker devices
Patients with arrhythmias have uneven heartbeats, either too fast or too slow, and recent advances in technology have enabled implantable defibrillators and pacemakers.
Arrhythmia is a condition that causes patients’ hearts to beat unevenly — either too fast or too slow. With recent technological breakthroughs, defibrillators and pacemakers are now implantable. By using these latest technologies, users can connect their devices to their smartphones, allowing their physicians to monitor their heart condition remotely and even control their heartbeat, so it becomes more regular.
New hepatitis C drug combination
Over half of the 2.4 million Americans living with Hepatitis C are unaware that they have it. People who do not receive treatment for Hepatitis C may have cirrhosis and even liver cancer. Unfortunately, despite the healthcare industry’s efforts, there is no approved vaccine for Hepatitis C. The treatment doesn’t come without any side effects either. However, a new drug combination has recently been approved with a 95% efficacy rate, which means this silent epidemic will soon become less of a burden.
Oral migraine medicine
According to the World Health Organization, migraine affects roughly 1 billion people worldwide — 39 million of them are American, meaning that one person goes to the hospital every month because of migraines. Despite these alarming statistics, a new medication has just been approved by the FDA that is non-narcotic and oral. It blocks the protein spikes that occur during migraine attacks. It should provide relief within two hours of ingesting it.
Cystic fibrosis medication
Cystic fibrosis affects about 30,000 people in the U.S., a disease that severely damages the digestive, respiratory, and other organ systems. Even though medications have been approved for cystic fibrosis before, they were only effective for a specific group of patients. Fortunately, more patients with cystic fibrosis have found relief since 2009 following the FDA’s approval of a new drug combination.
Postpartum hemorrhage treatment
An exceeding amount of bleeding during delivery may result in a complication called postpartum hemorrhage. The condition affects approximately one in five women and is associated with side effects and blood transfusions. By causing a vacuum-induced uterine tamponade, healthcare professionals have assisted women who have this condition.
A Healthier Future Is Waiting
Several pandemics have brought humanity to its knees throughout history, and the fight against Covid-19 is far from being over. However, the medical advancements that the healthcare industry is continually producing are an assurance that a healthier future is waiting. Hopefully, it will be free from any more deadly pandemics.