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MedTech Prices Lag Behind CPI, Other Medical Goods

June 18, 2014 11:11 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

Medical technology prices continue their trend of consistently low growth, increasing at approximately one-third the rate of prices in the overall economy and one-fifth the rate of prices for other medical goods and services over a 23-year...

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WebMD Launches Health App to Make Biometric Data Understandable and Actionable

June 18, 2014 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

WebMD Health Corp. has launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually...

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3D Breast Imaging Could Revolutionize Cancer Screening

June 18, 2014 10:19 am | by American Roentgen Ray Society | Comments

In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with...

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AACC Urges NY to Rescind Blood Glucose Meter Policy

June 18, 2014 9:34 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) | Comments

On January 13, the New York State (NYS) Department of Health issued a directive limiting the ways in which NYS medical laboratories can use blood glucose meters to help patients. Although AACC shares the Department’s desire to ensure that...

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Technique Could Make Sub-Wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies

June 18, 2014 9:30 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)* currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements efficiently, the size of these structures needs...

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CareFusion Launches Comprehensive Line of Micro-Laparoscopic Instruments

June 18, 2014 8:42 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the commercial launch of its new micro-laparoscopic line of surgical instruments, one of the most comprehensive lines available in the industry. The CareFusion MicroLap...

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Study to Test Possible Oral Cancer Detection Tool

June 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center will collaborate on a pilot study to examine whether an abundance of naturally occurring antibacterial...

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Technology Detects Bacterial Pathogens in Soldiers' Combat Wounds

June 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Stephen P Wampler, LLNL | Comments

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies. This advance may, in time...

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Regenerating Our Kidneys

June 17, 2014 9:38 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Doctors and scientists have for years been astonished to observe patients with kidney disease experiencing renal regeneration. The kidney, unlike its neighbor the liver, was universally understood to be a static organ once it had fully...

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Leatt Corporation Introduces Watershed Knee Brace

June 17, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leatt Corporation, a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace, announced today that its new 3-point...

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Engineer to Grow Replacement Tissue for Torn Rotator Cuffs

June 17, 2014 9:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an...

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Research Set to Improve Quality of Life for Denture Patients

June 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Manchester University | Comments

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is managing a trial into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme...

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Photos of the Day: Walking Smarter

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | Comments

The SmartGait is designed as a tool to aid health care officials in assessing a person's risk of falling and identifying ways to avoid injury. It captures the gait length - the distance from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the back...

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Smartphone Adapted to Measure Person's Gait, Reduce Falls

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease.The innovation, being...

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Portable Brain Scanners Will Change Everything We Know About Concussions

June 17, 2014 8:26 am | by Humboldt State University | Comments

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...   

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