Lowering the tax rates on profits from patents registered in Australia is unlikely to increase local research and development. But it will be a gift for multinationals.
An effective oxygen system requires prompt recognition of who needs oxygen, a reliable oxygen supply and safe delivery to those who need it.
It may not be long before Australia's health sector offers predictive genomic analysis to patients. If this happens, could chatbots help lessen the load on genetic counsellors?
Virtual health-care services have been on the decision agenda for years, but lack of financial investment and political will has hindered progress. The pandemic has provided the impetus for action.
The watchdog has voiced concerns over the proposed US$2.1 billion merger, from which both users and Australian health services could lose out.
Mechanical ventilators are often used in life and death situations, treating patients with pneumonia, brain injury and stroke. One mechanical ventilator can cost up to A$82,000.
The landscape artist bravely left her aristocratic life behind to help save lives on the Italian front.
Automated decision making has been around in healthcare since the 1970s, and now radiology is the new frontline where AI is being deployed.
Gadgets that tell too many people to go to the doctor are a worry, but the growing enthusiasm for health monitoring should be encouraged.
Google DeepMind software can diagnose eye conditions as well as human doctors – and the medical profession should welcome this.
An X-ray sensitive ink means future detectors could be printable, portable and flexible.
One day doctors could instantly diagnose your illness with a handheld device.
Many technologies in healthcare on Earth originated from human space exploration - here are ten examples.
So many good ideas fail to make it out of the research lab because of a lack of funding.
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
How soft robotics could help paralysed people walk again without the need for clunky equipment.
A single-atom engine is the latest example of how nano-technology can create machines to power tiny robots inside the body.
Computer simulation and 3D printing are allowing scientists to develop faster, safer ways to test medical devices without installing them in live humans or animals.
Humans can only do so much when it comes to diagnosing what's wrong with a patient. So why not let machines take over? They learn faster than humans and never retire.
If apps aren't proven to make users' mental health better they could end up making it worse.