The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in routine medical exams, scaring many patients away from in-clinic visits and diverting resources to coronavirus-related needs. For pregnant women, who require frequent checkups but don’t want to risk infection, this can be a particularly trying time. Now, Israeli startup Pulsenmore Ltd. has launched a hand-held device that lets women perform ultrasounds in their own home and relays the results to a doctor or sonographer for evaluation and feedback.
Uncontrolled bleeding after giving birth is a common cause of severe maternal complications and even death, particularly in the U.S. and some developing nations. Alydia Health Inc. has developed a suction device that is placed in the uterus and is designed to halt hemorrhaging within a few minutes.
LONDON – An independent U.K. inquiry has found that failure to take seriously concerns raised by patients has resulted in life-threatening problems caused by medical devices and drugs being ignored for decades.