Simulators to Combat Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone

One of the world’s most dangerous places to have a baby is the small African nation of Sierra Leone. Maternal mortality rates in Sierra Leone see 1,360 mothers dying per 100,000 live births. This is the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, with countries such as Finland or Greece at the other end of […]


How Do Students Benefit From Skills Labs?

A growing and ageing world population means that the demand for skilled medical personnel is higher than ever. In the USA alone there are over 3 million registered nurses and almost a million doctors. The UK’s NHS is the country’s biggest employer. Every year, thousands of students embark on a new career in medicine, whether […]


What is Sepsis?

There’s a growing awareness of sepsis as a potentially life-threatening condition. In August 2016, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) branded the condition a “medical emergency”, after figures showing that 72% of patients diagnosed with sepsis had recently been seen by a doctor or nurse who had failed to make the initial diagnosis. The […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

Healthcare for the Ageing Generation

The world’s population is the oldest it has ever been. The number of people aged 60 or over has tripled since 1950 and is on course to reach 2.1 billion by 2050. An ageing population used to be a developed world phenomenon but better healthcare across the globe, and a decreasing birth-rate, means that it’s […]


The Hidden Benefits of Interventional Radiology

There are over 60 million Americans who are over the age of 55.  As people continue to live longer in every country, there is a significant need for healthcare to provide and adapt services for older people.  There are 500,000 knee replacements and 175,000 hip replacement surgeries every year in the US alone, demonstrating the […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

Smokers, Shopaholics and Sugar Highs

We’ve probably all met somebody who has been addicted to smoking and perhaps come across alcoholics or people who may be drug dependent. But, of course, addiction isn’t limited to cases that involve addictive substances. Scientists and healthcare professionals also recognize compulsions that involve many everyday activities that can be taken to extremes. How many […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

Every Mother Counts

Becoming a Mother is a life changing experience but in some instances it's life threatening.  We think of women dying in pregnancy and childbirth as something from our history books but sadly this isn't the case.   Amnesty International state that every 90 seconds a woman will die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.  That’s over […]

By 3B Scientific | Biology . Health . Medical Education