Medical Technology

Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

Four out of five older Americans with hearing loss just ignore it, in part because a hearing aid is an unwelcome sign of aging. But what if hearing aids looked like stylish fashion accessories and could be bought at your local pharmacy like reading glasses?<p>That's the vision of Kristen "KR" Liu, …

Biomedical Engineering

How Much Force Does It Take To Break A Bone?

How many times have you signed the cast of a friend who has broken a bone? It's not uncommon for people to suffer a little bone break. But how much …

Biomedical Engineering

MNCs pull out of stent race, domestic players unfazed

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has confirmed that no Indian stent manufacturer has sought a withdrawal of their stents from the …

Biomedical Engineering

Abbott Laboratories: Constantly Adapting For Enduring Success

Abbott has aligned its business growth with long-term healthcare trends, including selling branded generic pharmaceuticals in developing countries …

Biomedical Engineering

Wearable Technology That Can Diagnose Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis

Two sensors are being developed that can analyze sweat for indicators of serious diseases. They’re part of a new technology revolution in medical …

Digital Health

An introduction to clinical electrocardiography

2. A "Method" of ECG Interpretation<p>This "method" is recommended when reading all 12-lead ECG's. Like the physical examination, it is desirable to …

Biomedical Engineering

Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants

Far more than a simple hinge, the human knee is a complex, intricate mechanism, and a knee injury is a painful and debilitating of condition that's …

Biomedical Engineering

NHS and medical devices regulator tried to limit scandal over vaginal mesh implants

Minutes show NHS England and MHRA worked together to try to ‘avoid media attention’ of problems faced by women<p>NHS bosses and the watchdog that oversees medical devices tried to limit public exposure of the scandal over vaginal mesh implants that have harmed hundreds of women.<p>Minutes of a meeting …

Biomedical Engineering

This woman was blinded because of the way she put her contact lens in

That's a real life horror story right there.<p>For many people, contact lenses are a way of life. And a pretty bigpart of it at that, given you wouldn't be able to see properly without them. But for one woman, 36-year-old Irenie Ekkeshis, contact lenses have massively <i>altered</i> her way of life, because …

Biomedical Engineering

Hundreds of lives lost after delays in hip operations, study finds

Almost 700 people may have died after their hip surgery was wrongly delayed, a study has found.<p>Researchers in Bristol found the lives of hundreds of patients with hipfractures could be saved if they were operated on in under 24 hours.<p>The number of patients who died after 30 days was eight per cent …

NHS

When This Server's Hearing Aid Broke, A Customer's Unexpected Kindness Came To The Rescue

"I was in shock. I’m still in shock... It's not something that happens every day."<p>At a restaurant, customers expect kindness from their server, but …

Biomedical Engineering

Melding Mind and Machine: How Close Are We?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Biomedical Engineering

Bio-Sensing Contact Lenses Could Monitor For Signs Of Disease

Finger pricks, blood draws, and urine testing are miserable for just about everyone. But now researchers are working on a new concept to make testing …

Biomedical Engineering

Wearable sensor collects, tests sweat for cystic fibrosis, glucose levels

(Reuters Health) - A next step in wearable health sensors might be a device that causes a patch of skin to sweat, then analyzes the perspiration to monitor or even diagnose disease.<p>Researchers used a prototype to extract sweat from volunteers with the lung disease cystic fibrosis, measure specific …

Medicine

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Skin Care

Cardiac Insight raises $4.5M, wins FDA approval to launch wearable ECG sensor

Consumer wearables, like smart watches and Fitbits, are becoming ever more popular. But wearable medical technology has remained somewhat absent from …

Biomedical Engineering

Dentist allegedly pulled patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard and recording it

If you’re afraid of the dentist, brace yourself. This story from Anchorage, Alaska, will probably make your teeth chatter.<p>Dentist Seth Lookhart, of …

Crime

Abbott's profit rises 33 percent after St. Jude Medical deal

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Abbott Laboratories' first-quarter profit jumped nearly 33 percent, helped by its acquisition of medical device maker St. Jude Medical earlier this year.<p>Its quarterly results beat Wall Street expectations, with shares rising 2.5 percent to $44.50 before the market open on …

Biomedical Engineering

Pensa Designs Sexy Glucose Monitoring Devices

The One Drop system is meant to make a bothersome ritual easier and more pleasant<p>To monitor their glucose, diabetics must regularly prick their …

Biomedical Engineering

Our hearts beat with unexpected electrical help from immune cells

Macrophages known for gobbling germs may be key to healthy—and unhealthy—rhythms.<p>Having a regular or irregular heartbeat may come down to …

Immunotherapy

Shares of this surgical robot maker just jumped to an all-time high on better-than-expected earnings

Shares of Intuitive Surgical hit an all-time high Wednesday morning after the maker of the da Vinci surgery robot reported first-quarter earnings and …

Biomedical Engineering

ZappRx raises $25 million to help patients get specialty drugs faster

ZappRx, which helps physicians and pharmacists better manage specialty prescription drugs for diseases like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis, announced today funding of $25 million, led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. New investor GV (formerly Google Ventures) and existing investor SR …

Health Care

eBay user flogs used breast implants for £500 after modelling them for buyers before removal

A woman is selling her used breast implants on eBay after having them removed seven years after they were fitted.<p>Known by online name Misslovegemma, …

Biomedical Engineering

Smart bandage uses nanosensors to track how a wound is healing

Why it matters to you<p>Bandages are currently used to keep dressings clean to avoid infection, but with smart nanosensors they could do so much …

Health

Johnson & Johnson Wants to Use 3D Printing to Heal Broken Bones

ThereDePuy Synthes Products, Inc., an arm of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (jnj), is setting out to use 3D printed bones to fix injuries and …

Biomedical Engineering

Artificial intelligence could build new drugs faster than any human team

Artificial intelligence algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease?<p>Atomwise, a San Francisco-based startup and Y Combinator alum, has built a system it calls AtomNet (pdf), which …

Artificial Intelligence

Migraine or Aneurysm? Neurosurgeon Weighs in on Warning Signs to Watch Out for After Mom of Four's Shocking Death

<i>This article originally appeared on People.com.</i><p>After a North Carolina mother of four suddenly died on April 3 following a ruptured brain aneurysm …

Biomedical Engineering

Women more sensitized than men to metal used in joint replacement

Why are women at higher risk of complications after total hip or knee replacement surgery? An increased rate of hypersensitivity to the metals …

Biomedical Engineering

Surgical tool is alternative to robotic surgery

FlexDex, a new device from inventors at the University of Michigan, mounts around a surgeon’s wrist and allows him to manipulate a suturing device at …

Biomedical Engineering

Houston doctor uses 3-D models of hearts to help save lives

The yellow and pink heart in Dr. Huie Lin's office is an exact replica of the one beating inside the chest of Allison Bennie — a 3-D model that …

Biomedical Engineering