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Diabetes in China: Canadian Biotech Aims to Make a Difference

February 6, 2014 3:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Diabetes and heart disease are health scourges that are not exclusive to North America. They are killing millions around the world every year. Earlier and earlier detection and treatment is the only way to mitigate the numbers suffering or...

Merging Healthcare with Modern Communications Technology

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm | by Carrie Yang, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Results Healthcare | Blogs | Comments

Modern communications technology is starting to have a real impact on the way patients are managing their diseases and the delivery of healthcare. By collecting and transmitting real-time data, it is now possible to get a much better picture...

A Microchip for Metastasis

February 6, 2014 1:41 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone — a painful development that can cause fractures and spinal compression. While scientists...

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Study: Hospitals Don't Follow Infection Prevention Rules

February 6, 2014 10:04 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School...

Invisibility Cloak for Hearing Aids and Implants

February 5, 2014 11:35 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more efficient. People with impaired...

Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations For Nursing Home Residents

February 5, 2014 9:28 am | by The Dartmouth Institute | News | Comments

Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research published in February’s issue of Health Affairs. Hospitalizations of nursing...

Blood Flow Measurement Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 0.50 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

February 5, 2014 7:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Blood Flow Measurement Devices (Ultrasonic Doppler, Laser Doppler and Electromagnetic Blood Flowmeters) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends...

COPD? There's an App for That...Coming Soon

February 4, 2014 12:12 pm | by Inderscience | News | Comments

A smart phone and a connection to the "internet of things" could allow people with chronic lung disease to avoid risky areas where environmental conditions, pollution and weather might exacerbate their symptoms. Details of a framework that...

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Biotelemetry Prevails in Court, Acquires Rival

February 4, 2014 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of wireless medical device maker BioTelemetry jumped Monday after the company announced it had prevailed in court — and subsequently acquired — a rival wireless technology company. The maker of remote heart monitors said it won...  

mHealth report: Apple execs met with FDA, too

February 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Technology titan Apple Inc. sent a few executives to the FDA late last year to meet with agency officials to talk about "mobile medical applications," according to the FDA's public calendar. Representatives from Apple included senior vice...

Photos of the Day: Monitoring Muscles with 'Smart Shorts'

February 3, 2014 12:03 pm | by Myontec | News | Comments

Mbody is the first smart textile in the world that enables the user to measure muscle activity in a manner similar to a heart rate monitor. The primary target group of Mbody is athletes and sports enthusiasts aiming at improving their own...

'Smart Shorts' Win Wearable Technology Innovation World Cup

February 3, 2014 12:03 pm | by Myontec | News | Comments

A Finnish company Myontec Ltd. won the Wearable Technology Innovations World Cup 2013/2014, organized in Munich, Germany, with their Mbody smart shorts. The victory was gained in the category Sports & Fitness. More than 600 products...

Photos of the Day: Studying Sleep at Home

January 31, 2014 10:48 am | by SleepRate | News | Comments

SleepRate has released the first affordable sleep improvement solution based on proprietary sleep analysis algorithms as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) protocols exclusively licensed from Stanford University School...

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Personal Device Tracks and Assists with Sleep Issues

January 31, 2014 10:47 am | by SleepRate | News | Comments

SleepRate, a company that helps people sleep better to improve their quality of life, has released the first affordable sleep improvement solution based on proprietary sleep analysis algorithms as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for...

Preventing HCAIs with Innovative Material Solutions

January 30, 2014 3:58 pm | by Cathleen Hess, Director of Healthcare Marketing, SABIC Innovative Plastics | Sabic Innovative Plastics | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are a dangerous and costly challenge impacting the healthcare sector on a wide scale. Based on data from the World Health Organization, hospital infections represent the most frequent adverse event...

Sensor Screens Your Blood for Drugs in Real-Time

January 30, 2014 2:48 pm | by Heather Kathryn Ross, UCSB | News | Comments

A sensor system called MEDIC can continuously measure levels of medication and illegal drugs in human blood. It’s every doctor’s dream — a small, wearable sensor that can monitor levels of, say, the heart drug digoxin in a patient’s blood...

Nintendo to Move into Health Care

January 30, 2014 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo has been unable to arrest a slide in console sales as more people play games on smartphones and tablets. The company's apparent solution? A move into health care. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata vowed Thursday to stick to the...  

Why Are Consumers Not Using Health Apps?

January 29, 2014 3:12 pm | by Asif Khan, CEO, Caremerge | Blogs | Comments

NPR recently released a great article on health apps and their usage to date. The article refers to a report by IMS Institute for Health Informatics that states that (as per iTunes Store June 2013) there are about 43,689 Apps categorized...

Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

January 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Oleg Logvinov, IEEE, Director of Special Assignments, Industrial & Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics | Blogs | Comments

A revolution in healthcare is quietly brewing. The “Internet of Things”—a global system that could eventually comprise billions of devices and applications—including sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, mobile-communication devices, nano...

Glucose Monitoring Devices Market: Asia-Pacific to Boost Moderate Growth by 2019

January 28, 2014 10:50 am | by GBI Research | News | Comments

The global glucose monitoring devices market value will experience a moderate increase from $9.9 billion in 2012 to $13.7 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5%, forecasts business intelligence provider GBI Research...

Monitoring Drugs Flowing in the Bloodstream

January 24, 2014 3:17 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, University of California Santa Barbara | News | Comments

A device that can monitor the levels of specific drugs as they flow through the bloodstream may soon take the guesswork out of drug dosing and allow physicians to ...             

Photos of the Day: Integrated Biometrics to Aid in Handling Stress

January 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Immersion | News | Comments

Industrial designer, Sam Matson, has developed a working concept that could help gamers deal with stress. Gamer rage, as it's dubbed, is a growing phenomenon characterized by ...           

Helping to Shape the Future of Medical Device Design

January 23, 2014 2:39 pm | by Renjith Ponnappon, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

I think mobile device technology is changing the world of medical device design, the components used, and the skills needed to succeed. If you want to help me shape the future of medical device design, or you want to know what other designers...

Holographic Diagnostics

January 23, 2014 11:29 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Responsive holograms that change color in the presence of certain compounds are being developed into portable medical tests and devices, which could be used to monitor conditions such as diabetes, cardiac function, infections, electrolyte...

Implanted Sensors Monitor Cerebral Pressure

January 20, 2014 11:31 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

If the pressure in a patient’s brain is too high, physicians implant a system in the head that regulates the pressure. A sensor can now measure and individually adjust brain pressure. The sensor system is approved for use as a long-term...

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