wrist fractures

FDA permits artificial intelligence tool for detecting wrist fractures

The FDA has been approving its fair share of AI-powered medical technology, but its latest might be particularly helpful if you ever have a nasty fall. The agency has greenlit Imagen’s OsteoDetect, an AI-based diagnostic tool that can quickly detect distal radius wrist fractures. Its machine learning algorithm studies 2D X-rays for the telltale signs […]

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Scientists are using Drones and smartphones to fight malaria in Tanzania

The fight against malaria has been improving, but there is still lots more work to do. For one thing, anti-larval sprays are both expensive and time-consuming — you cannot always afford to spray a whole area. Thankfully, a mix of technology is creating that mosquito battle more practical. Wales’ Aberystwyth University and Tanzania’s Zanzibar malaria […]

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medical conversations

Google voice recognition for medical conversations

Alphabet, through Verily Life Sciences, is invested in the use of healthcare through applying technology and data science. Google’s in-house Brain team is as well, with the machine learning division running a pilot study that applies existing voice recognition technology to transcribe medical conversations. Google notes that most of the Modern Doctor’s day is spent […]

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Kevlar-based artificial cartilage could help you recover from joint injuries

It is hard to fully recover from knee injuries or other damage to your, if just because there has not been an artificial replacement for cartilage that can withstand as much punishment because of the real thing. that may not be a problem in the long run, though: scientists have developed a Kevlar-based hydrogel that […]

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Wearable Devices

Samsung and Garmin® Wearable Devices can earn you health care savings

Of course, health and fitness wearable devices are not anything new, but insurance firms are not very known for their quick response to tech trends. that will be changing, though, as huge firms like Aetna and John Hancock have started offering steep discounts on devices just like the Apple Watch, as long as customers use […]

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FDA permits marketing of the first device to help ease opioid withdrawal

Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to assist individuals to wean themselves off of the medicine, but withdrawal symptoms are a serious hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS-2 Bridge is a “percutaneous nerve field stimulator (PNFS) device system” that sends electrical pulses to certain cranial nerves, treating symptoms together […]

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The FDA Approved Digital Pills That Talk to Your Doctor

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the 1st digital pill for the U.S. that tracks if patients have taken their medication. The pill referred to as Abilify MyCite is fitted with a tiny ingestible sensor that communicates with a patch worn by the patient — the patch then transmits medication data to a smartphone […]

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stem cells

Stanford researchers develop a 3D gel stacks for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

Programmed stem cells promise to tackle every kind of illnesses, but there is one catch: creating them. It’s hard to cultivate giant numbers of them, and also the need to grow them on 2D surfaces is not very practical. that is where researchers might come to the rescue: they’ve developed a technique of growing neural […]

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WannaCry attack

NHS could have avoided WannaCry hack with ‘basic IT security’

England’s National Health Service (NHS) could have avoided the ransomware hack that crippled its systems in may, consistent with a government report. “Basic IT security” was all that was needed to prevent the “unsophisticated” WannaCry attack, that affected over a 3rd of NHS organizations, said the National Audit office (NAO). the full scale of the […]

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gene editing

New CRISPR tool alters RNA for wider gene editing applications

The CRISPR gene editing technique can be used for all sorts of superb things by targeting your DNA. Scientists are using it in experimental therapies for ALS and huntington’s disease, ways to let those with celiac disease process gluten proteins and possibly assist in more successful birth rates. Now, according to a paper published in […]

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