Autism, Infertility in the Spotlight: The Week in Health
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Autism, Infertility in the Spotlight: The Week in Health

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Sofía Garduño By Sofía Garduño | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 04/06/2023 - 10:00

WHO emphasizes the global importance of addressing infertility and improving access to treatments. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health in Mexico highlights the role early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) plays in improving quality of life. Furthermore, healthcare is embracing telemedicine and AI.

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Infertility: A Global Public Health Challenge

The WHO reports that one in six couples, about 10% of the global population, is affected by infertility, with the highest rates occurring in developing countries. Infertility is a global public health issue that can have a significant impact on individuals, families and communities. The WHO highlights the need for better access to affordable and quality infertility treatments and emphasizes the importance of addressing the social and cultural stigma associated with infertility. Learn more about it here.

Timely Diagnosis for Autism Can Lead to Better Lives

It is estimated that one in 115 children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Mexico. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social communication and interaction and is typically diagnosed in early childhood, reports the Ministry of Health. Its signs and symptoms can include delayed language development, repetitive behaviors and difficulty with social interaction. Early diagnosis of ASD can lead to earlier access to interventions and support, which can improve outcomes. Read the whole article here.

Reducing School Absenteeism With Telemedicine

School absenteeism is a significant issue in Mexico. To address it, some schools are turning to telemedicine to allow students to receive medical attention without having to leave the facilities. Telemedicine has several benefits for students, such as reduced wait times and improved access to specialists. Ever Health, which uses technology to provide convenient and accessible healthcare services, has introduced a telemedicine service for students during school hours from Monday to Friday. Learn more about it here.

Setting Up Changes in Critical Systems in the Pharma Industry

The need for greater resilience in pharmaceutical supply chains and increased investment in digital technologies is essential to improve efficiency and agility. The adoption of new technologies and the optimization of critical systems can help to address regulatory compliance, quality assurance and supply chain management. Some companies in the pharmaceutical industry are already implementing digital quality management systems and using predictive analytics to improve forecasting and supply chain planning. Find out more here

Unleashing AI’s Potential for Better Patient Experience

AI has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry, improving the patient experience through streamlined and personalized care, reduced wait times and better patient outcomes. The successful integration of AI into healthcare requires collaboration between healthcare providers, technology companies and policymakers. Some Mexican hospitals use AI for radiology and pathology services to enhance diagnosis and treatment planning, according to Ibar Langle, Co-Founder, However, careful planning and collaboration are necessary to ensure that AI is implemented ethically and effectively. Learn more about it here. 


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