Divya Baji

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Americans' out-of-pocket healthcare costs are skyrocketing

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank addressing health policy issues, released its annual Employer Health Benefits Survey on Wednesday and looked at the cost of insurance for Americans.<p>Based on the data Kaiser gathered, it appears that the hit directly to American's wallets is …

Case Closed - Diagnosing on Mobile Devices Requires FDA Class II Clearance

From the FDA's standpoint, for example, mobile image-viewing software transforms a smartphone or tablet into a Picture Archiving and Communications …

Mobile Devices

Pressure Sensing Stocking to Help Save Diabetic Feet

A loss of feeling in the feet can have serious consequences, especially with patients with diabetic neuropathy. Such patients, who are unable to …

Neuropathy

Stainless staining provides a new tool for clinicians and researchers

A new technique promises to overturn the standard workflow in pathologic assessments of tissue by adding molecular information to standard optical …

Dissolvable surgical clip, 5 mm in size, made of a magnesium alloy

A safe surgical clip that dissolves, which is absorbed by the body after a certain period of time, has been created by researchers. Clinical use of …

Seeing the knee in a new light: Fluorescent probe tracks osteoarthritis development

A harmless fluorescent probe injected into a joint may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, leading to better patient care. A new …

Osteoarthritis

Young Blood Heals Fractures in Older Bones - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | May 20, 2015 3:22 pm<p>The mythical “Fountain of Youth” isn’t in some far-off land; it’s flowing beat-by-beat inside every single …

Nature Communications

Stretchy spinal implant presents new paralysis treatment | Reuters

A thin and flexible implant that can be applied directly to the surface of the spinal cord to administer electrical and chemical stimulation has been developed by scientists in Switzerland. The e-Dura implant, made from a silicon substrate embedded with electrodes, replicates the properties of the …

Spinal Cords

Scientists Regrow an Entire Rat Limb in the Lab

By Carl Engelking | June 4, 2015 1:24 pm<p>Scientists’ regrown rat limb. <i>(Credit: Bernhard Jank, M.D., Ott Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital</i> …

Immune System

The Body Electric

Researchers have long sought to harvest renewable energy from the world around us. Now, scientists are turning inward.<p>The beating of our hearts, the …

Chemistry

3 New Eyeglasses That Give Doctors Superhuman Vision

The standard safety goggles that surgeons and other doctors often wear have a single important purpose: to protect the eyes from spurts and splashes …

Tiny Electronic Implants Treat Arthritis, Diabetes and Obesity

David Kessel’s high blood pressure started when he was just 13 years old. His doctors gave him many tests, but they never determined the cause. By …

Immune System

Inkjet Printed Silk Makes Hospital Gloves that Detect Bacteria

Fibroin, the silk protein, has a lot of amazing properties that can make it into a common material used in advanced new medical applications. It’s …

MoleScope Converts Cellphone Into Skin Cancer Diagnostic Tool

This week, at the World Congress of Dermatology, a smartphone powered mole tracking device is being introduced by <b>MetaOptima</b>, a Vancouver, B.C. firm. …

TraumaCAD Mobile Hip Replacement Planning for iPad Scores FDA Clearance

<b>Voyant Health</b>, a division of <b>Brainlab</b>, won FDA clearance for its TraumaCad Mobile pre-op othropedic planning and templating tool for total hip …

Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw

<b>A 3D-printed beak has been fitted to a sea turtle injured by a collision with a boat's propeller.</b><p>The beak, made of medical-grade titanium, replaces the loggerhead turtle's jaws, half of which were sheared off in the accident.<p>Detailed scans of the injured creature's head were used to generate the …

3D Printing

Surgical robot inspired by octopus arm

A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through the body to perform delicate surgical operations has been developed in Italy.<p>The device, …

Eight reasons you really can't trust the Tories with the NHS

<i>David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on the campaign trail</i><p><b>1. They're making huge, hidden cuts to hospital budgets</b><p>Cameron famously promised …

Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes

We are a UK Registered Charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers.<p>Our aim is to provide an out-of-hours, emergency transport service to the NHS, …

England

Paying £10 to see your GP will help raise billions for the NHS

The funding gap facing the National Health Service is estimated to be £30 billion by 2020 [GETTY]<p>The fees could be among a raft of levies introduced …

Eight things the new government should prioritise for the NHS

From investing in mental health to keeping the NHS free at the point of delivery, healthcare leaders tell us what they want to see addressed<p>1. Commit to the Five Year Forward View<p>“The government should back the funding pledges of an additional £8bn by 2020/21 as a minimum and cover immediate …

Radiation Therapy

We Spoke to Some NHS Workers About How They're Feeling Today

Clue: fucking terrified.<p>Today's Conservative victory has sent tremors through so many avenues of society, it's almost impossible to quantify at this point. But other than "cuts", the word on many people's lips today is "NHS".<p>More precisely: what is going to happen to a public health service that …

Do we want better health care, or do we want to keep the NHS?

We all love the NHS so much that no one will admit the bleeding obvious: the way we pay for it must change fundamentally<p>Most people will know of a similar story, and many will have experienced such wonders first hand. After a series of unexplained seizures, a friend of mine found himself admitted …

Health Care

Carol McGiffin: Holly Brockwell is not kidding when she asks to be sterilised

Holly Brockwell is 29 years old and would like to see to it that she never has children.<p>She takes contraception but it doesn’t agree with her and so …

The foreign doctors milking the NHS for drugs to send to families back home

Exposed: The foreign doctors milking the NHS for drugs... to send to their families back home<p><b>Doctors have been writing false prescriptions to send to</b> …

Physiology

Our stretched NHS should scrap out-of-date treatments

Not everything the NHS does is worth doing. Prescribing antibiotics for sore throats is one example. Pressed by anxious parents, GPs faced with a …

NHS is not for sale, doctors tell new Government

Louise Prime<p><i>Tuesday, 12 May 2015</i><p>Doctors are urging the new Government to admit that the NHS is ‘not for sale’ and reverse rather than continue the …

Radiation Therapy

The NHS: What we weren't told during the election

<b>The NHS was one of the major topics of the election campaign. Politicians were falling over themselves to talk about it and promise more.</b><p>More money, more nurses and more doctors. And if that wasn't enough, the Conservatives were pledging more opening: they plan to ensure the NHS becomes a seven-day …

Radiation Therapy

I learnt everything I need to know about the NHS when I gave birth to my son at 16 weeks

It is generally acknowledged that the NHS is a good thing, but it is rarely said that at its best, it is not just good, but beautiful.<p>Over the course …

​‘Slow death of the NHS’: RT asks what a Tory govt means for the health service

With a majority Conservative government in power, fresh questions are being raised over the future of Britain’s most beloved institution. RT asks: can the Tories be trusted with the NHS?<p>Two days before polling day Labour leader Ed Miliband urged voters to “<i>rescue the NHS</i>,” warning it faced “<i>savage</i> …