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The Single-Use Syringe Will Help Prevent Unsafe Injections

1.3 Million people die each year from dirty needles.

Lifesaver syringe. Image courtesy of SafePoint.

In 1997, artist and inventor Marc Koska sold the first Lifesaver Syringe. His own invention, the single-use syringe, automatically breaks apart after one use. According to the World Health Organization, 1.3 million people die each year as a result of dirty syringes. But up until 1998, the World Health Organization’s policies in developing countries still allowed syringes to resterilized and reused up to 200 times. For the past couple of decades, Koska—with his organization, SafePoint— has been advocating against these practices and marketing the single-use syringe as a solution to prevent the spread of preventable diseases all around the world.

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World Health Organization Approves New 15 Minute Ebola Test

Faster and more portable, medical professionals hope this test will help reduce the number of people infected all the way to zero.

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In the fight against Ebola, medical professionals have long asked for a test that can quickly and easily identify the deadly virus that has killed nearly 10,000 in western Africa.

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Irish Students Design Software to Make Drivers Safer

More than  3,000 people die every day because of traffic accidents, and that number is on the rise. The problem's so bad that the World Health...

More than 3,000 people die every day because of traffic accidents, and that number is on the rise. The problem's so bad that the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, car accidents will be the third leading cause of disease or injury. But what if computer software could help prevent many of them by evaluating a driver's behind-the-wheel behavior and educating her about it?

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