All articles by Natalie Healey

  1. Catch your breath: a device that spots critical Covid-19 cases

    James Whitticase certainly didn’t have a pandemic in mind when he took over the reins of start-up Cambridge Respiratory Innovations…
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    23 Jul
  2. Enter the voicebot: an unlikely solution to the elderly care crisis?

    In the UK, adult social care has long been the awkward sibling of the NHS. Approximately 1.5 million older people…
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    16 Jul
  3. Eye on the prize: ophthalmology’s digital future

    Most people take their eye health for granted. That is until they have to think about how they’d feel if…
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    30 Jun
  4. Are ‘smart’ bandages the future of wound care?

    Chronic wounds are a distressing problem for millions of people. They particularly affect diabetic patients and are a leading cause…
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    23 Jun
  5. Medical textiles: scientists spin a good yarn

    The power of needlework should never be underestimated. Where would we be without the textile industry providing natural and synthetic…
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    11 May
  6. Is the future of blood testing robotic?

    Some people are more comfortable with needles than others. Being sent for a routine blood test may fill you with…
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    5 May
  7. Q&A: trialling virtual workers in the NHS

    Last April, a report from the Taxpayer’s Alliance in the UK estimated that automation could save the NHS £12.5bn a…
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    23 Apr
  8. Living livers: how to extend the transplant window

    If you’re unlucky enough to need a liver transplant, you face stiff competition. This organ is in high demand. The…
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    9 Apr
  9. Diverse diagnostics: why ‘one size fits all’ doesn’t always work

    Over the decades, new diagnostics have emerged for a range of health conditions, which provide greater accuracy, at a lower…
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    17 Mar
  10. What’s the solution to the ethylene oxide crisis?

    At the end of last year, six former teachers from suburban Chicago launched a lawsuit blaming a nearby medical device…
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    27 Feb
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