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A new swallowable pill has been trialled with 50 firefighters in Australia, aimed at monitoring body temperatures and other vital readings when working under extreme conditions. Using Equivital’s VitalSense Core Temperature capsules, they transmit readings to the companion EQ02 LifeMonitor, housed on the chest. This then sends data on skin temperature, heart rate and respiration rate to an external computer. If a firefighter’s core body temperature is increasing too quickly, they can then be moved from the frontline to a recovery area, hopefully reducing accidents and deaths caused by heat exhaustion.
A nurse at the health clinic in Minjibir, Nigeria, distributes free bed nets to combat malaria. Campaigns like this one, which offers services for malaria, attract local residents to the clinic. While they’re there, residents are encouraged to get their children vaccinated against polio. Leaders from around the world are renewing their call to eradicate polio. The disease has been eradicated in all but Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Of those three countries, Nigeria is the only one reporting an increase this year in the number of cases of the disease. Photo by @dpgilkey / NPR.
I know that the world only tramples me as a street crowd does an earthworm — not out of malice or stupidity, but because no one sees it.