Medical Technology News

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4/18/2016
Novel E-Skin May Monitor Health, Vital Signs

The ultra-thin, flexible film applied to skin shows pulse rate, oxygen levels and more, researchers say

4/14/2016
Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

4/13/2016
Implanted Brain Chip Restores Hand Movement to Quadriplegic Man

Technology bypasses damaged spinal cord to help patient move fingers, hand and wrist

4/10/2016
Doctors Report on Success of Throat Reconstruction

Seven years after receiving metal stents, donated skin tissue, patient can swallow and eat normal food

4/7/2016
FDA Approves First Wire-Free Pacemaker

Heart experts explain that wire lead in typical pacemakers can malfunction and need repair

4/5/2016
Sleepless Nights Linked to Brain Changes in Study

People with insomnia said to have more white matter abnormalities

4/1/2016
Scientists Grow and Transplant Functioning Skin Onto Mice

It's a promising start, but human version may be a decade or more away, researcher says

3/31/2016
Fridge-Sized Machine Makes Prescription Drugs 'On Demand'

Technological advance produced thousands of doses a day; could be used on battlefields, during epidemics, scientists say

3/28/2016
Wearable 'Defibrillator-in-a-Vest' May Help Some Heart Patients

But more research is needed, American Heart Association says

3/28/2016
Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

3/25/2016
Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia

Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says

3/21/2016
A Wearable Patch Might Help Manage Diabetes Painlessly

Experimental technology senses blood sugar and delivers medicine with microneedles

3/17/2016
Will a Sit-Stand Desk Make You Healthier?

Study finds no evidence of that so far

3/14/2016
Still Tired After Getting Your Zzz's? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

What you need to know about a breathing problem that can disrupt your sleep

3/14/2016
Siri, Other Smartphone 'Assistants' May Fall Short in a Crisis: Study

Most programs were confused about concepts of rape, domestic abuse

3/9/2016
Health Care Apps Often Offer Little Privacy Protection: Study

Many have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say

3/8/2016
Amputee 'Feels' With Bionic Fingertip

Swiss researchers attached electrodes to upper arm to transmit touch sense

3/7/2016
3D Printing of 'Complex' Human Tissue Moves Forward

Scientists say they created tissue with blood vessels that survived for weeks in lab

3/2/2016
Smartphone Blood-Pressure App Often Wrong, Study Finds

Measurements were off 4 out of 5 times when popular mobile application was tested

2/26/2016
Surgeons Perform First U.S. Uterus Transplant

'Life-enhancing' procedure offers womb-less women a chance at pregnancy

2/24/2016
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows

Cancer-fighting drugs were able to reach tumors, but the technique still in preliminary stage

2/22/2016
Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans

Study finds using costly test as first option for follow-up may not improve survival

2/18/2016
Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call

People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

2/15/2016
Advanced 3D Printer Shows Potential for New Tissues, Organs

Research with rodents suggests it's feasible to create 'human-scale' body parts

2/15/2016
New Type of Weight-Loss Surgery May Be Less Risky, Cheaper

But, at least one expert isn't sure about long-term success of procedure

1/29/2016
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

1/28/2016
Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD

Researchers found symptoms decreased in civilians who tried the device; vets are now being tested

1/21/2016
Majority of Americans Supports 'Smart' Guns, Survey Reveals

Finding counters claims there is no market for childproof weapons, researchers say

1/19/2016
California Sees Doubling of CT Scans for Minor Injuries, Study Finds

Researchers concerned about potentially unnecessary radiation exposure

1/15/2016
Newly Designed Endoscope Receives FDA Approval

Manufacturer made changes to reduce risk of 'superbug' infection

1/13/2016
Study: Tissue Heart Valves Seem Best for Middle-Aged Patients

They wear out faster but don't carry the clotting risks that metal valves do, research shows

1/13/2016
New Blood Test Could Detect Melanoma's Spread Earlier: Study

Searching for tumor DNA located cancer's spread better than standard test, researchers say

1/7/2016
New Imaging Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

Technology may help surgeons identify and remove more malignant cells

1/5/2016
Artificial Pancreas to Get Long-Term 'Real-Life' Trial

Researchers will measure how well the new technology helps people with type 1 diabetes

12/23/2015
Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills

Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

12/10/2015
Could a Scan Someday Replace Lymph Node Biopsy?

Noninvasive technique shows promise for detecting spread of skin cancer

12/8/2015
Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium Legs

High-tech prosthetics are giving disabled shelter kitty new mobility, veterinary surgeons say

12/4/2015
Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for Some

Treatment is effective with no side effects, researcher says

12/3/2015
Patient's Mood During Medical Procedure May Affect Outcomes

More adverse events seen when people undergoing interventional radiology have negative attitude

12/3/2015
Scientists, Ethicists Debate Future of Gene Editing

U.S. summit draws attention to a technology with great potential -- and peril

11/30/2015
Doctor-Patient Relationship May Suffer When Technology Takes Over: Study

Care was not rated as high when clinician focused too much on computer screen while in exam room

11/20/2015
New 'Collar' Aims to Help Shield Brain From Concussion

Device boosts brain fluid to create a cushioning effect, developers say

11/18/2015
Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab

Breakthrough seen as first step to possible transplant for voice disorders

11/9/2015
Personalized 'Pills' From a 3D Printer?

Researchers investigate new dimension in customized medication

11/9/2015
3-D Computer Modeling Might Improve Children's Heart Transplants

Technology could help doctors choose a better organ size match, study suggests

10/29/2015
Researchers Say They've Identified 3 Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes

For data miners, routinely provided patient information yields a bigger picture

10/21/2015
Ultrasound Might Speed Up Digestive Drug Delivery: Animal Study

Technique may help in inflammatory bowel disease, but it hasn't been tested in people yet

10/15/2015
Artificial Skin Could Bring Sense of Touch to Prosthetics

But many steps remain before this technology might be available for human use

10/6/2015
Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth

New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

10/5/2015
FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks

Duodenoscopes used at 2 Los Angeles hospitals carried drug-resistant 'superbug'