Russian scientists have invented a new software program using supercomputers that can identify lung cancer nodules from CT images significantly reducing diagnosis of the disease to within seconds. [Read more…]
Telemedicine is breaking barriers in the field by effectively providing cheaper and easily accessible healthcare to everyone; from people in disenfranchised communities all over the world to those who live in remote locations, and individuals who are weak or in fragile condition. [Read more…]
In commemoration of World Cancer Day, on February 4, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is striving to accelerate prevention and control efforts to create a future without cervical cancer, which is the third most common cancer among women in Latin America and the Caribbean, but one that can be prevented. [Read more…]
A study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has found that Jamaica will need approximately 49,000 teachers, 12,000 doctors and 37,000 nurses by the year 2040. The study is the second in a series entitled “The future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The study projects the number of teachers, doctors and nurses that the countries of the region will need in the coming years. It found that employment had grown considerably in the last four decades in the region, particularly jobs in education and health were good quality jobs, especially for women.
Telemedicine should be the modality used when considered to be in the best interest of the patient, for example when it can advance the possibility of treatment otherwise inaccessible, or where contact or physical presence in a clinical setting is not possible due to various constraints brought on by, geography or accessibility, illness or incapacitation, or being part of the medically underserved urban and rural populations. [Read more…]