Medical Technology News

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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

1/12/2017
Wearable Sensors May Spot Illness Before Symptoms Start

New technology could help sense infections, type 2 diabetes and other conditions, scientists say

12/30/2016
Scientists Design Heat-Activated Penis Implant

Device an improvement on current implants, researchers say

12/20/2016
FDA OKs High-Tech Diabetes Device to Help Replace Fingerstick Tests

Dexcom G5 is first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used for treatment decisions

12/9/2016
'Cold Caps' May Halt Hair Loss in Breast Cancer Patients: Study

Devices reduce blood flow to hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments

12/5/2016
Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering

MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

12/5/2016
Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood

Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

12/2/2016
Specially Designed Video Game Might Ease 'Phantom Limb' Pain

Study finds exercising virtual limb cut pain by as much as half

11/28/2016
U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

11/23/2016
Researchers Put Embryo Development 'On Hold' in Mice

Putting stem cells into hibernation has potential implications for infertility, cancer, regenerative medicine

11/17/2016
Hi-Tech Skin Patch Might Someday Track Your Health

Acoustic device can listen in on heart, digestive system and lungs

11/16/2016
Can Time-Release Capsules Replace Daily Pills?

Animal test shows medicine safely released over two-week period

11/15/2016
Brain Implant Lets 'Locked-In' ALS Patient Communicate

Signals sent to hand emerge as typed message on a tablet computer, researchers report

11/14/2016
Device Plus 'Aggressive' Drug Strategy May Curb Severe Heart Failure

Small study suggests real improvement for some patients, but more follow-up research is needed

11/9/2016
Scientists Restore Leg Movement in Paralyzed Monkeys

Wireless connection allowed brain to send signals to spine, but human trials still a long way off

11/9/2016
New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief

High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

10/13/2016
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

10/13/2016
Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Regain Sense of Touch Using Robotic Arm

With implants, he also felt some sensation in his own fingers

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/4/2016
Botox Beats Implant for Urinary Incontinence in Women

But both have side effects that may affect your choice, researchers say

9/28/2016
FDA Approves 1st 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes

Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition

9/12/2016
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All

Study also finds using it helps them feel less isolated, may boost their health

9/11/2016
What New Moms Need to Know About Pumping Breast Milk

Use these safety tips to protect your baby from disease-causing germs

9/1/2016
New Textile Promises Cool Comfort Without Air Conditioning

Innovative material is based on the same substance in clear, clingy plastic wrap

8/29/2016
Experimental Test Detects Parkinson's Disease Earlier

A quicker diagnosis would allow people to participate in drug trials, researcher says

8/2/2016
Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

7/28/2016
Could Slight Brain Zap During Sleep Boost Memory?

Small study says yes, for a certain type of recognition

7/28/2016
Deep Brain Stimulation Tested for Early Alzheimer's

Although treatment seems safe, benefit isn't yet clear

7/21/2016
Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers: Study

Doctors found checking for recurrences with these low-risk tumors didn't affect survival rates

7/19/2016
Cartilage Grown in Lab Might One Day Help Younger Arthritis Sufferers

Made of patients' stem cells and synthetic 'scaffolding,' it may cut need for hip replacement, scientists say

7/12/2016
Watch Where Pokemon Go Leads You

Unforeseen injuries, even robberies can imperil the quest, experts say

7/8/2016
3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery

Surgeons use the technology to better visualize and prepare for tumor-removal procedure

7/1/2016
Many Smartphone 'Fertility Apps' May Not Work

In study, only 6 had perfect score in predicting fertile days

6/28/2016
Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands

Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

6/27/2016
Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

6/24/2016
Drones Could Deliver Vaccines in Developing Countries

Machines might be cheaper, quicker than current delivery methods, study suggests

6/23/2016
Scans May Spare Some Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients From Chemo

Test finds those who might respond well, may spare others treatment side effects

6/22/2016
Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

6/14/2016
FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Device

Surgically implanted port allows obese patients to drain some contents from stomach after meal

6/10/2016
Parents Often Using TVs, Tablets as 'Electronic Babysitters'

Study of 44 families found parent-child interaction rare during hours when preschoolers watched media

6/9/2016
Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That

Study found tracking symptoms, alerting doctors to trouble early led to longer survival

6/7/2016
Coming Soon: A Wearable Artificial Kidney?

Small trial suggests device might be feasible, potentially freeing patients from dialysis machines

5/23/2016
Could 'Star Trek'-Like 'Tricorder' for Health Be Near?

Experimental wearable patch monitors biochemical, electrical signals to gauge heart, other functions

5/9/2016
New 'Second Skin' Temporarily Smoothes Wrinkles

This invisible layer could restore youthful appearance for up to 24 hours

5/5/2016
Mini-Camera Mounted on Glasses Helps Blind 'Read'

Device scans text, relays audio version to wearer's ear

5/2/2016
Study Ties Implanted Defibrillators to Long-Term Complications

But benefits of these lifesaving devices outweigh risks, expert says

4/22/2016
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm

The therapy carries too many risks that updated labeling can't eliminate, the agency says

4/20/2016
How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow