Medical Technology News

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9/22/2017
Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?

Study finds many patients can manage self-testing, but one doctor questions its value

9/20/2017
Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples

It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says

9/6/2017
'Cancer Pen' Could Help Surgeons Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds

Tool might one day allow more complete removal of malignant tissue, less time on operating table

8/31/2017
Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain

Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say

8/23/2017
'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk

High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

8/15/2017
Is FDA Taking Close Enough Look at Fast-Tracked Drugs?

Study finds many don't get proper follow-up review; second report says some medical devices not getting needed scrutiny

8/11/2017
'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

8/10/2017
For Drivers, Hands-free Can Still Be a Handful

Complex commands are more distracting than talking on your cell, safety experts say

8/8/2017
Study Tests Sound Waves to Monitor Pressure Inside the Skull

Noninvasive experiment aims to reduce risk of brain damage, bleeding and infection

8/7/2017
Instagram Shows How Diabetics Really Wear a Glucose Monitor

2 out of 3 use a device that continuously tracks blood sugar on 'unapproved' body part, study finds

8/4/2017
Student Motivation 101: There's an App for That

College students who used game-style app got higher marks and fewer dropped out of class, study finds

8/3/2017
Engineered Skin Cells Control Type 2 Diabetes in Mice: Study

'Therapeutic skin grafts' might someday treat multiple diseases, researchers say

8/2/2017
Geneticists Repair Mutation in Human Embryo

In 'first-of-its kind' procedure, scientists converted to normal a mutant gene involved in heart threat

8/2/2017
Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction

Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health

7/26/2017
Robotic Device May Help Gait in Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Those with condition known as 'crouch gait' had better posture and balance after 15 training sessions

7/13/2017
FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved in U.S.

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight disease

7/12/2017
CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible

6/30/2017
Catheters Often to Blame for Blood Infections After Dialysis

Study included almost all outpatient dialysis centers in the United States

6/14/2017
Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

6/14/2017
Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?

Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

6/14/2017
Home Blood Pressure Monitors Wrong 7 of 10 Times: Study

Checking your device against ones used at your doctor's office may be advised, experts say

6/14/2017
Have Scientists Created a Safe, Sun-Free Tan?

Experiment unlocks a way to tan without harmful UV exposure, which could help prevent skin cancer

6/13/2017
Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

5/19/2017
Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

How to tell if it's become your BFF

5/17/2017
Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones

Animal experiments suggest this may be a potential alternative to bone grafts, researchers say

5/16/2017
Mouse Gives Birth to Pups Using 3-D Printed Ovary

Breakthrough might someday lead to similar organs for infertile women, researchers say

5/12/2017
Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data

Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

5/8/2017
Get Ready for Your 'Capsule Robot' Colon Cancer Check

Tiny, magnet-guided device might someday replace colonoscopy, researchers say

5/5/2017
Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism

Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

5/4/2017
Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects

Camera allows amputees to reach automatically for objects, as a real hand would, study finds

4/19/2017
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

4/12/2017
Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?

Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

4/10/2017
Don't Bank on Heart-Rate Accuracy From Your Activity Tracker

Fluctuations seen among 4 models, especially during exercise, study finds

3/29/2017
Brain-Computer Link Restores Some Movement to Quadraplegic Man

8 years after a devastating bike accident, he uses arm to eat and drink

3/23/2017
Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs

Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

3/22/2017
Smartphone Device Sizes Up Sperm Health

It analyzes samples in seconds, with 98 percent accuracy, in the privacy of a man's home, researchers say

3/8/2017
Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate

Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

3/1/2017
Wireless Arm Patch May Blunt Migraine Pain

Study found electrical stimulation reduced ache if started soon enough

3/1/2017
Nerve 'Zap' Treatment May Speed Stroke Recovery

Small study found arm weakness improved when brain was stimulated during physical therapy

2/28/2017
Diagnostic Mammograms Find More Cancers, and More False-Positives

Digital technology leads to 'marked improvement' in detection rates, radiology expert says

2/24/2017
Do You Need an Antibiotic?

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

2/22/2017
MRIs Can Be Safe for People With Heart Devices …

… if strict procedures are followed, researchers report

1/31/2017
Brain Scans Let 'Locked-In' ALS Patients Communicate

Correct responses were provided to more than 70 percent of yes-or-no questions, researchers say

1/31/2017
Can Breath Test Detect Stomach Cancers Earlier?

New technology may also spot esophageal cancers sooner, but more study is needed

1/30/2017
Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

1/26/2017
Scientists Create Clothing With 'Knitted' Muscle Power

Fabric reacts to low voltage charge and could help disabled to move more, researchers say

1/26/2017
Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo

One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant

1/24/2017
Pediatricians Say No to Wearable Smartphone Baby Monitors

Sensors in infant clothing that track 'vitals' can cause unnecessary alarm, report says

1/20/2017
Your Health Record in a Heartbeat?

Study suggests an ECG could serve as a secure 'password' for a patient's electronic medical history

1/18/2017
Soft Robotic Sleeve Shows Promise for Failing Hearts

But device has only been tested in pigs, so far