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The discussion is on-going – and it isn’t getting any less relevant. German companies are exporting – on the whole, the German economy exports more goods than what is imported into the country. The same applies to medical technology – 64 percent of the in part high-tech products, which are developed and produced in the country, don’t remain in Germany. However, the export champion in terms of health technology is still the United States, who recently were displeased with Germany’s trade imbalance.
Mercy Ships – Ships of Hope
Ships bring desperately needed medical aid to the poorest countries in the world. Mercy Ships, the humanitarian organization that was founded in 1978, operates the largest, private hospital ship in the world, the Africa Mercy, with over 400 medical volunteers from more than 40 nations.
Medicine + Sports Conference: Sport Meets Healthcare
Happening for the first time and already highly appreciated internationally – the MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE celebrates its premiere on MEDICA 2013. With our camera, we have visited the conference which builds a bridge between the healthcare topics of the trade fair and sports medicine. Also participating: Dr. Kenzo Kase, inventor of the popular “Kinesio Tapes” and Professor Tim Meyer, sports physician and team physician of the German national soccer team.
World Firsts for more Health
It will seem familiar to almost anyone who has ever been in a hospital: there is a blood sample taken during admission, a blood sample for the so-called full blood exam, then a blood sample for the results and there will surely be another blood sample for the confirmation of the hopefully successful therapy. And every time there is the painful prick. Or three or four – depending on how good the doctors and the patient’s veins are. But a solution is at hand – at the MEDICA in Düsseldorf a device is being presented, which can make patient’s veins clearly visible – entirely without cutting or pricking.
You hope that it will never happen: a medical emergency. Be it a heart attack or a stroke, when it comes to severe cases like that, fast action is essential for first aiders, doctors and, of course, for those affected. And the medical devices are getting increasingly smaller and more effective. The modern medicine man has his lab with him in his pocket at all times. Smartphones, tablets or apps – efficiency and simplification in the field of sonography is one of the topics at the MEDICA in Düsseldorf.
Up Close and Personal – Tomorrow’s Medicine
Very likely, hardly anybody likes to be ill. However, according to the German Hospital Day, German hospitals treat so many patients, that the available funds have become insufficient – almost half of the hospitals are operating in the red. Nevertheless, professional associations and a few scientists are making a case for the individualization of medicine – meaning, they want individually customized therapies.