These are the weekly disruptions seen in the healthcare industry from last week (19th June to 24th June).
Food as Medicine
The Food Rx programme, a joint collaborative of FoodShare Toronto and the University of Health Network, is all set to aid Canadians facing food insecurity amid price hikes by delivering a prescribed box containing fresh fruits and veggies.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched one of a kind free of cost digital health library through which people will be able to access various digital health applications and find specialists for themselves.
A team of motor neuron disease (MND) experts from six universities in the UK has been awarded funding of £4.25 million to work on MND treatments collaboratively.
AI and Robotics
A research team in Japan ran a clinical trial on an AI-sponsored surgical robot to test its assistance capabilities while performing percutaneous nephrolithotomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove kidney stones.
After Eli Lilly’s tirzepatide, a medicine for diabetes type 2, showed weight loss characteristics, the company is now eyeing to explore it as a weight loss medication.