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Veterans Will Be First to Try Cyber Physical Therapy

June 11, 2015 2:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

The Internet has been transformational, changing how we communicate with friends and family, how we shop, and more recently, how we heal. Physical therapy is the latest treatment to be offered as telemedicine, with an experimental system now...

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Miniature Heart Sensor Keeps Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

June 11, 2015 1:54 pm | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | Comments

Cardiologists at The Mount Sinai Hospital have begun implanting tiny, state-of-the-art microchip sensors in patients with advanced heart failure to better monitor symptoms and reduce their chances of returning to the hospital. The implantable sensor...

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5 Things to Know About Your PSA Test

June 11, 2015 11:35 am | by College of American Pathologists (CAP) | Comments

It's Men’s Health Month (June), and heeding the advice of your wife, girlfriend or significant other, you have decided to schedule yourself for that routine physical that you've been putting off. One aspect of your visit to the doctor’s office...

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Device Detects Patients’ Antibiotic Resistance in 30 Minutes

June 11, 2015 9:45 am | by St. George's, University of London | Comments

A new device being developed by medical experts will transform the time it takes to detect antibiotic resistance in patients from several days to just half an hour. The development will allow doctors to effectively treat patients with infections...

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iPad App Helps Arthritic Children and Young People Communicate Pain

June 11, 2015 9:41 am | by European League Against Rheumatism | Comments

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) demonstrated the value of a new interactive iPad app that helps young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) describe their pain...

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Custom Earplugs to Aid Musicians at Bonnaroo, CMA Music Festival

June 11, 2015 9:33 am | by Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Comments

The Vanderbilt Audiology Clinic is teaming up with the nonprofit organization MusiCares to provide free, custom earplugs for musicians at Bonnaroo and the CMA Music Festival. Vanderbilt audiologists will be on the ground at the music festivals...

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First Functional, Synthetic Immune Organ with Controllable Antibodies

June 11, 2015 9:20 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Cornell University engineers have created a functional, synthetic immune organ that produces antibodies and can be controlled in the lab, completely separate from a living organism. The engineered organ has implications for everything from...

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Which Artificial Pancreas System Is the Best for Children with Type 1 Diabetes?

June 11, 2015 9:16 am | by Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal | Comments

A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children’s Hospital, undertook the first pediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1...

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Dynamic Whole-Body PET Detects More Cancer

June 11, 2015 9:07 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine | Comments

Imaging lung cancer requires both precision and innovation. With this aim, researchers have developed a technique for clinical positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that creates advanced whole-body parametric maps, which allow quantitative...

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Nanoparticles Target and Kill Stem Cells that Drive Tumor Growth

June 11, 2015 9:04 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence within a few years. Recurrences and tumor spreading are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional cancer drugs. But now researchers have designed...

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Wearables, 3D Printed Drones & Robotics Among New Tech in NYC Today

June 10, 2015 3:18 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

ICYMI: New wearable technology, 3D printed drones, and advanced robotics were but a few of the of the new technologies on display at...

Nanostructures Under Stress Make Teeth Crack Resistant

June 10, 2015 12:57 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | Comments

Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team led by scientists of Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin has now...

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Detecting Blood Clots with Portable Device

June 10, 2015 11:48 am | by University of Sydney | Comments

Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each year with emerging technology being developed by electrical engineering researchers at the University of Sydney...

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Apple's Going to Start Coaching Sexual Activity

June 10, 2015 11:03 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

Apple launched HealthKit last year, and came under immense criticism because it was lacking in tools for women’s health, specifically in tracking their menstrual cycles. This is finally about to change with the release of iOS 9, to be launched...

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Headset Reduces Jet Lag Symptoms

June 10, 2015 9:44 am | by Valkee | Comments

The Finnish light therapy headset maker Valkee today reports the publication of a clinical field study on reducing jet lag symptoms after long haul flights with HumanCharger, the CE-marked medical device for reducing jet lag symptoms. The study...

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