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HIV Tests to Become More Routine HIV Tests to Become More Routine

A recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is expected to suggest that HIV screenings become routine. The USPSTF is an independent panel of physicians who are experts in preventive medicine. The task force uses evidence-based medicine to …

Malaysia Health Minister Says TPP Is No Good Malaysia Health Minister Says TPP Is No Good
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TPP is a major cause of concern among those in the tech community. Its expansion of copyright and forcing U.S. copyright law onto other countries is troubling to say the least. It seems that some countries involved in the TPP …

3D Printer Creates “Magic Arms” For Young Girl 3D Printer Creates “Magic Arms” For Young Girl
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We’ve been covering 3D printers here for a while now and each new innovation just gets a little more amazing. We’ve also seen a few uses that make us question the technology such as when a hobbyist printed the lower …

Computer Screens Are Killing Our Eyes Because We Work Too Hard Computer Screens Are Killing Our Eyes Because We Work Too Hard
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I think we all know the negative consequences of staring at a screen for too long. It can lead to premature blindness and other eye problems. The only problem is that almost every job today requires a significant amount of …

Doctors May Soon Be Sticking Needles Into Your Eyes Doctors May Soon Be Sticking Needles Into Your Eyes

I have very few fears in this world, but needles is up there with the big ones. I would rather sit in a room with Steven Spielberg’s most horrific creation, E.T., than spend one second with a needle in my …

The Future Of Medicine Is In 3D Printing The Future Of Medicine Is In 3D Printing
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We brought you the first potentially negative use of 3D printers this morning with the revelation that one can make rare handcuff keys with a simple 3D printer or laser cutter. The technology is still really cool, but it must …

Addicted To Cocaine? New Vaccine Might Help Addicted To Cocaine? New Vaccine Might Help
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Cocaine has always been that drug that I only hear about. I see people using it all the time in film, television and books, but I’ve never met a user in my life. I blame that on growing up in …

Mutant Mosquito May Be The Cure For Malaria Mutant Mosquito May Be The Cure For Malaria
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We brought you word yesterday that Florida residents were up in arms over a British company that intended to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Keys region. The reason being that these mosquitoes would not be carriers of the particularly …

Alzheimer’s Disease Isn’t Yet Curable, But New Book Helps Treat It Alzheimer’s Disease Isn’t Yet Curable, But New Book Helps Treat It
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Alzheimer’s Disease is one of my most hated enemies. I watched as it slowly chipped away at my grandmother’s life and sanity. It’s one of those things that you don’t really think about until it directly affects you. Thankfully, some …

They Can Run, But Cancer Cells Can No Longer Hide They Can Run, But Cancer Cells Can No Longer Hide
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I’ve had friends and family taken by cancer, and the cause was always the same – it was caught too late. Granted, a lot of that has to do with people not getting annual screenings, but cancer is also just …

The Amazing History And Future Of Bioprinting [Infographic] The Amazing History And Future Of Bioprinting [Infographic]
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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – 3D printers are amazing. The technological wonder that allows us to create 3D objects simply by scanning them into a computer has the potential to revolutionize everything. There’s even been …

3D Printers Continue To Be The Most Amazing Invention Ever 3D Printers Continue To Be The Most Amazing Invention Ever
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If you’ve been following our coverage of 3D printers, you know that I’m absolutely in love with them. They enable all sorts of amazing creations that were previously unheard of in the world of science, medicine and, perhaps most importantly, …

If You Ever Wanted To See An MRI Of Childbirth, Here’s Your Chance If You Ever Wanted To See An MRI Of Childbirth, Here’s Your Chance

Back in December, 2010, German scientists captured the first-ever MRI of live childbirth. It went down exactly how you think – a woman delivered a baby whilst encapsulated by an MRI machine. She was 24-years-old and was admitted to the …

Web-Based Autism Diagnosis Helps Patients Web-Based Autism Diagnosis Helps Patients

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have significantly reduced from hours to minutes the time it takes to accurately detect autism in young children. The process of diagnosing autism is complex, subjective, and often limited to only a segment of the …

Nanotechnology Leaps Forward With New Cancer Drug Nanotechnology Leaps Forward With New Cancer Drug

A team of scientists, engineers and physicians have found promising effects of a first-in-class targeted cancer drug called BIND-014 in treating solid tumors. BIND-014 is the first targeted and programmed nanomedicine to enter human clinical studies. In the study, the …

Internet Searches For Health Info Cause Fear, Skepticism Internet Searches For Health Info Cause Fear, Skepticism

Dig if you will a picture: You’ve noticed a lump in your throat. It’s not a painful lump but you can vaguely feel that it’s constantly there. Over a month or so it doesn’t go away, so you embark on …

Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns Computer Models Help Predict Dementia Patterns
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Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have developed a computer program that has tracked the manner in which different forms of dementia spread within a human brain. They say their mathematic model can be used to predict where and approximately …

Nanopills Release Meds Inside Cells Nanopills Release Meds Inside Cells

UAB researchers developed a new vehicle to release proteins with therapeutic effects. The vehicles are known as “bacteria inclusion bodies”, stable insoluble nanoparticles which are found normally in recombinant bacteria. Even though these inclusion bodies traditionally have been an obstacle …

Bioprinting Uses Inkjet Printer On Living Cells Bioprinting Uses Inkjet Printer On Living Cells
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Researchers from Clemson University have found a way to create temporary holes in the membranes of live cells using a standard inkjet printer. The method will be published in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, on March 16. “We first …

New App Monitors Vitals via Bluetooth New App Monitors Vitals via Bluetooth

Researchers in New Zealand have developed a prototype Bluetooth-enabled medical monitoring device that can be connected wirelessly to your smart phone and keep track of various physiological parameters, such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure and movements. The prototype …

Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts Social Networking Shortcuts Finding Medical Experts

It can be difficult for someone outside of a specialist field to identify subject experts and the ever increasing amount of available data can be bewildering. New research, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Journal of Biomedical Semantics, describes …