Pure Tech 8th January 2015

Pedal your way to a blood centrifuge

Low-tech solutions for developing countries rank pretty high on my ‘cool medtech’ list. Lever-powered wheelchairs, origami microscopes, vinegar based cancer strip tests. They’re all disrupting the idea that medical devices are flashy, high-end bulky, and of course expensive. The ...

by Andrea Toth

Family 12th December 2014

We need to talk about breast pumps

With all my prejudice (and because I never actually attended one) I imagine a hackathon something like this: a bunch of people sitting in a warehouse type of room for a weekend; gulping down litres of coffee; and hitting the ...

by Andrea Toth

In Your Head 27th November 2014

These brace-faced kids will make you laugh

The orthodontist’s chair is one of those universally feared places. No need to deny that. Cavities, drills, shoves and pulls; plenty of reasons to feel uneasy. When you’re hitting puberty, you get another reason to palpitate: braces. Let’...

by Andrea Toth

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