U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

World / Science & Health Sep 26, 2014

U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. Waste management companies are refusing to haul away the soiled ...

World / Science & Health Sep 4, 2014

Clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries

Swiss engineers, famous for making the world's finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-free pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch. Current pacemakers, which help the heart beat more regularly, offer a lifeline for many patients with cardiac problems but the ...