Health breakthroughs The biggest health breakthroughs of 2017

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This is the best of medical news of 2017

Biggest health breakthroughs of 2017 play Biggest health breakthroughs of 2017 (Courtesy)

The year 2017 has come with wonderful news in the health sector following significant breakthroughs in the treatment and management of various illnesses.

These advancements will allow for a better quality of life of ailed people or will save their lives.

Here are four major health breakthroughs of 2017.

Vaginal Ring

play Vaginal Ring to prevent HIV (Courtesy)


This is a silicon based ring that is inserted into the vagina. It contains HIV preventative drugs and only requires monthly replacement.

Clinical trials are already underway in Malawi.

HIV vaccines

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Human trials have already began in sub-Saharan Africa which will determine the safety and effectiveness in reducing infections.

Eventually a global vaccine to deal with all the strains in the world will be achieved after the success of this breakthrough.

Synthetic blood

Human trials have began. The synthetic blood will be used as an alternative for blood transfusions.

The synthetic blood will be an alternative means to provide oxygen to tissue.

Artificial pancreas

This is a device system that will help people with Type 1 diabetes. The first closed loop artificial pancreas system just saw approval in the United States.

It pumps insulin automatically to control blood glucose levels for people with Type 1 Diabetes.

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