All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Medical’

These Smart Diapers Are Smarter Than You Think

Pixie Scientific has developed Smart Diapers (that’s their actual name) that can send information to parents’ smartphones. And no, it’s not to let you know when the baby has peed or pooped. The smartness actually comes in the form of a color-changing QR code that parents can scan with their phones, and access health information via Pixie Scientific’s app. Pixie …

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Infant: Superglue On Brain Saved Life

An infant girl is alive and doing well after doctors had to think quickly in order to save her life…by using superglue. 3-week old Ashlyn Julian of Kansas was born with no complications, but she soon had a brain aneurysm that threatened her life. Because the condition is so rare among babies, the doctors had no tools small enough to …

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Nose Leaking Brain Fluid, Not Snot, Finds Arizona Man

Allergies can be crippling, but usually some choice drugs and patience can get even the worst allergy sufferers through allergy season. Suffering a runny nose for over a year and a half, however, is another matter entirely. An Arizona man recently found that what he thought was allergies was actually brain fluid leaking from his nose. According to a Fox …

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Hip Implants Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Begins

The first of many lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements has begun in Los Angeles. According to a Reuters report, 66-year-old Loren Kransky is alleging that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy knew their implants could release metal into patients’ bodies. DePuy contends that Kransky was a life-long smoker with diabetes and kidney …

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You May Soon Breathe Underwater By Just Injecting Oxygen Into Your Bloodstream

Do you ever actually pay attention to your own breathing? Do you realize how important it is to your continued survival? The oxygenation of blood is what keeps you alive every day. Without oxygen or breathing for that matter, your cells and brain begin to die. Thanks to a revolutionary scientific breakthrough, that may no longer be the case. Researchers …

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Menopause Happens Because You Hate Your In-Laws

I’m always told by women that I should be thankful I don’t have to go through menstrual cycles or menopause. I am thankful for that, but it doesn’t mean that I’m apathetic to the female’s plight. Neither is science as it seeks to understand the causes of both, especially menopause. Women may think that nature just hates them, but a …

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Mobile App Boosts Stop Smoking Efforts

Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out why. “One thing that really stood out among the relapsers is how their urge to smoke just never dropped, in …

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Star Trek Tech: Handheld Plasma Sanitizer Gun

A group of Chinese and Australian scientists have developed a handheld, battery-powered plasma-producing device that can rid skin of bacteria in an instant. The device could be used in ambulance emergency calls, natural disaster sites, military combat operations and many other instances where treatment is required in remote locations. The plasma flashlight, outlined in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Physics D: …

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8″ 3′ Man Finally Stops Growing After Treatment at Va. Med Center

Sultan Kosen of Turkey is the worlds tallest man. He is one of only eleven people in history to reach a height of over 8 feet, and up until recently, he was still growing. Sultan suffers from acromegaly, a condition caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland. This tumor causes and excess of growth hormone to be produced in …

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E-Prescriptions May Reduce Medication Errors

Preventable Adverse Elements, or PAEs, account for 50 to 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. One major contributor to PAEs is patient medication errors, and the implementation of e-prescription systems can cut down on these mistakes, according to Patexia. Part of the problem with medication errors is the multiple steps needed to administer a drug in a traditional hospital …

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Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life

Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation tool can help identify languages and instantly translate words, phrases and web pages. Two Oregon State Police troopers recently put this new tool to the test using the app to communicate with an impaired Chinese driver who didn’t speak English. Luckily the story has a happy ending and it should be a relief …

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Smartphones Used To Help Memory Impaired Patients

The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone. The Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care in Ontario, Canada has published the strongest evidence yet that a smartphone training program specifically designed for individuals with memory impairment, can result in “robust” improvements in day-to-day functioning, and boost independence and confidence levels. “The goal of our …

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