Medical Technology News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/14/2005
Mechanical Heart Pumps Extend Survival

Left ventricular assist devices are used when drugs won't help heart failure

11/13/2005
Help for Managing Health Costs

New 'Family Health Budget' designed to take the hassle out of health care

11/10/2005
MRI Deemed Vital to Diagnosing MS

New expert guidelines highlight the high-tech tool

10/31/2005
Cheek Swab Helps Spot Early Lung Cancer

But experts say the test may not yet be accurate enough for widespread use

10/31/2005
New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines

But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

10/27/2005
Combo of Tests Predicts Type 1 Diabetes

Eighty percent accuracy found, could enhance future clinical trials

10/22/2005
New Device Measures Brain Oxygen Levels

Technique could make surgery safer, study suggests

9/26/2005
Medical Breakthroughs Will Extend Lives, But at a Cost

Medicare spending to soar from 2.6 percent of GDP to 9.2 percent in 2050, study predicts

9/14/2005
Medical E-Records Expensive for Small Doctors' Offices

It takes an average 2.5 years for docs to recoup initial outlay, study found

9/8/2005
Phone-Based Psychotherapy Helps Ease Depression

Study in depressed MS patients shows it may prove valuable

9/7/2005
New Technique Tracks Stem Cells' Progress

Scientists watched as the cells made their way to the heart and beyond

9/2/2005
Implanted Nerve Stimulator Eases Epilepsy in Kids

The device is already FDA-approved for use in adults

9/1/2005
Non-Invasive Coil Therapy Improves Aneurysm Survival

The device is inserted through a blood vessel near the groin, researchers say

8/31/2005
Super-Small 'Stealth' Drugs Could Fight Cancer

Powders are so tiny they evade the body's immune system, experts say

8/22/2005
Computers Help Seniors Beat the Blues

Study finds PC-using elderly are less prone to depression

7/18/2005
Medical Devices for Children Need More Oversight: Report

Better systems are required to spot problems, share information

3/17/2005
Many Women Would Like to Pick Sex of Child

Survey of infertile women finds equal preference for boys or girls, however

1/17/2005
Single Fecal Test Inadequate for Detecting Colon Cancer

Doctors not using more accurate six-sample home method enough

12/29/2004
Study Urges End to Racial Gap in Health Care

Finds it could save far more lives than technological advances

9/10/2004
Medical Device Injuries Deemed Common

But expert wonders how serious a cut from a toothbrush is

8/25/2004
Artificial Heart a Good Bridge to Transplant

Improves survival to donor heart and beyond, study says

8/4/2004
Pitch Is Key in Finding Source of Sounds

Brain uses different methods to locate origin of noise

7/26/2004
U.S. Sets Sights on Electronic Health Records

Aims to catch up with industry, make health history portable

3/25/2004
Stents Show Their Mettle in High-Risk Heart Patients

They were superior to surgery for narrowing of carotid arteries

12/16/2003
New Heart Therapy Wins Tempered Praise

Preliminary study finds cell transplants may work

12/15/2003
Urine Test May Find Early Kidney Cancer

Looks for changes in tumor suppressor genes

10/30/2003
FDA Issues Warning on New Heart Stent

Device linked to 60 deaths, but agency says it's safe to use

9/9/2003
MRIs Catch Multiple Sclerosis Early

Scan gives doctors head start on treatment, new guidelines say

2/25/2003
The Iceman Acheth

5,300-year-old man suffered many ailments common today

1/6/2003
Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Researchers working to develop new and better methods of delivering medicine

12/17/2002
Robot Says: I Shrink I Am, I Shrink I Am

Scientists trying to create robots that sense human emotions

12/17/2002
Ultrasound Can Detect Down Syndrome

New method looks at nasal bone of fetus in trimester scan

12/12/2002
Heart Regeneration Proved Possible

Harvard study finds zebrafish can regrow heart muscle without scarring

10/11/2002
Kids Can Have Bad Memories of Medical Procedures

Study found childrens' recall often flawed, but parents can set record straight

10/8/2002
Help for Cervical Cancer Patients' Sex Lives

Device that treats dysfunction works after radiation, too

9/27/2002
Guided Lasers Help Treat Uterine Fibroids

New method uses MRI to help doctors see what they're doing

8/4/2002
Another Dimension in MRI Scanning

New technology provides three-dimensional images of soft tissues

6/3/2002
Test Helps Predict Whether Breast Cancer Chemo Will Work

Italian study produced high probability results

4/3/2002
Quality of Life a Priority for the Deathly Ill

How they survive is an overriding concern, study finds

1/18/2002
New Robotic Bypass Surgery a Success

Patient, with fewer scars and risks, says he feels 'good'

1/10/2002
A Running Start for Heart Help

FDA approval of hand-held ECG signals trend toward mobility in medical field

1/3/2002
The Flushed Face of Falsehood

Thermal imaging shows blushing points to lies

12/10/2001
Whither the Artificial Heart?

Doctors are optimistic despite pioneer's death

12/7/2001
Bar Codes Could Bar Medication Errors

An FDA proposal to require scanned codes on drug products may cut down on medical mistakes

10/11/2001
A Voice That's a Little Bit You

Talking computer's more appealing when suited to user's personality, says study

10/10/2001
Technology Hasn't Helped Appendicitis Diagnoses

Despite advanced techniques, constant misdiagnosis still causes 1 in 6 appendixes to be removed unnecessarily, study says

9/25/2001
The Ultrasound and the Flurry

Researchers consider pumping up the volume on imaging test

9/15/2001
New Imaging Technology Aids Brain Bypasses

Techniques allow docs to determine best candidates

8/21/2001
Heart Pioneer Values 'Second Chance'

Recipient of first self-contained artificial pump is 'getting used to not having a heartbeat'

8/19/2001
Baby Molds

Shape of their future starts with their heads