The medical field is becoming more advanced day by day. Innovations in the field have resulted in some great progress in this sector. The scientists and researchers are always trying to find out innovative solutions to medical treatments. Here are some recent innovations you can expect in the medical field this year.
Chemotherapy is one of the main treatments for cancer. It has several side effects and the most common one is losing hair. ‘Scalp cooling’ is the latest innovation in this field and it lowers the scalp temperature before and during the process of chemotherapy. Even after the chemotherapy, the scalp temperature remains low. This way hair can be preserved and there will be less hair loss. This treatment is particularly effective during the early stage of breast cancer.
You will find hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system this year. This will make the Type 1 diabetes more manageable. With this technology, a direct communication is possible between the insulin pump and the glucose monitoring device. So, the blood glucose level can be stabilized. So, patients no longer need to rely on information from the glucose monitor.
It is a very common sleep disturbance and millions of people are affected by it. The obstructive sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. The CPAP device is the standard treatment for it, but many patients don’t use it for the inconvenience. An implant has been invented to deliver stimulation to the open key airway muscles while you are asleep. It can be controlled by a remote control and works just like a pacemaker. It uses a breathing sensor and synchronizes air intake with your movement of the tongue.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol. This cholesterol can clog the arteries. A new drug has been developed that can lower the LDL levels by 75%.
These new inventions will be of great demand this year. People will get lots of benefits from it. The scientists are continuing their research works to find our better solutions to various medical problems.