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17 Jun
How Secure Is Your Health or Fitness App?

How Secure Is Your Health or Fitness App?

Your health and fitness apps may have privacy issues that put your personal information at risk, researchers warn.

"This analysis found serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices in mHealth [mobile health] apps. Clinicians should be aware of these a...

09 Jun
His Implanted Microchip Could Help Save Him From a Stroke

His Implanted Microchip Could Help Save Him From a Stroke

Norman Mayer, 86, walks around with a computer chip in his chest and doesn't think a thing about it.

Doctors implanted a tiny heart monitor chip in Mayer's chest after he suffered a mini-stroke in late 2015, to track his heartbeat and potentially detect an irregular hear...

27 May
Many Pre-Surgery Tests Are Useless, So Why Are Hospitals Still Using Them?

Many Pre-Surgery Tests Are Useless, So Why Are Hospitals Still Using Them?

Patients facing relatively simple outpatient surgeries are nonetheless being told to undergo a number of preoperative tests that just aren't necessary, a new study reports.

More than half of a group of patients facing low-risk outpatient surgery received one or more test...

19 May
What Type of Stent Did I Get, Where? Most Heart Patients Don't Know

What Type of Stent Did I Get, Where? Most Heart Patients Don't Know

When someone comes in for a new heart stent, it's critical that the medical team doing the procedure knows several key facts about previous stents the patient has had.

But fewer than half of patients receiving a stent were still carrying the stent card that has those de...

14 May
Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

Magnets in Cellphones, Smartwatches Might Affect Pacemakers, FDA Warns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that strong magnets in some cellphones and smartwatches can interfere with pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.

Studies have shown that these high-strength magnets may cause some implants to switch to "magnet mo...

12 May
'Mind-Reading' Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

'Mind-Reading' Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

A microchip implanted in the brain has allowed a paralyzed man to communicate by text -- at speeds that approach the typical smartphone user.

The achievement is the latest advance in "brain-computer interface" (BCI) systems.

Scientists have been studying BCI techn...

04 May
Not Just About Antibodies: Why mRNA COVID Vaccines May Shield From Variants

Not Just About Antibodies: Why mRNA COVID Vaccines May Shield From Variants

Two widely used COVID-19 vaccines -- Pfizer and Moderna -- will likely remain powerfully protective against developing serious illness even if coronavirus variants somehow manage to infect vaccinated patients, new research suggests.

Both vaccines are based on messenger R...

08 Apr
'Heart-in-a-Box' Can Be Lifesaving, Matching Up Distant Donors With Patients

'Heart-in-a-Box' Can Be Lifesaving, Matching Up Distant Donors With Patients

A few days after his 74th birthday, Don Stivers received his dream gift -- a new heart.

"I was born with a very lousy heart," he explained. "Growing up, I decided I was going to overcome it and go to the Olympics and be a strong boy. And so everything I did was against ...

22 Mar
A Noninvasive Alternative for Painful Arthritic Knees

A Noninvasive Alternative for Painful Arthritic Knees

For those who suffer painful arthritis in their aging knees, new research suggests a noninvasive treatment might deliver lasting relief.

Called genicular artery embolization, the roughly two-hour catheter treatment involves a once-and-done injection of tiny hydrogel part...

22 Mar
Can Fitbits Be a Dieter's Best Friend?

Can Fitbits Be a Dieter's Best Friend?

Looking to shed some of those pandemic pounds? A new analysis says wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch can help people slim down.

The researchers examined studies involving commercial health wearables and adults who were overweight/obese or had a chronic health conditi...

12 Mar
'Alexa, Is My Heartbeat Healthy?'

'Alexa, Is My Heartbeat Healthy?'

One in four U.S. households use smart speakers to check the weather, play music and query search engines. But a new technology may soon have folks asking, "Hey Google, how's my heart?"

Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, have developed a skill for Ama...

09 Mar
For Amputees, a New Kind of Surgery May Allow Better Control, Sensation

For Amputees, a New Kind of Surgery May Allow Better Control, Sensation

A new type of surgery offers amputees better control of muscles that remain after surgery, and of their prosthetic limbs, its inventors say.

The standard surgical approach to amputation has changed little since the American Civil War, according to developers of the new a...

24 Feb
3D Mammograms Best at Spotting Tumors, But Many Black Women Missing Out

3D Mammograms Best at Spotting Tumors, But Many Black Women Missing Out

Access to potentially lifesaving 3D mammography isn't equal, new research shows.

"This study was about whether adoption of this technology is equitable. We're showing that it has not been, even though it has been [U.S. Food and Drug Administration]-approved for a decade ...

23 Feb
Grumpy? Depressed? Try a More Regular Sleep Schedule

Grumpy? Depressed? Try a More Regular Sleep Schedule

A steady sleep routine may do more than keep you well-rested: New research suggests that the more swings in your slumber schedule, the worse your mood and depression symptoms are likely to be.

Researchers from Michigan Medicine followed the sleep patterns of interns in t...

17 Feb
COVID & Elevators: A Dangerous Mix, But Here's How to Make It Safer

COVID & Elevators: A Dangerous Mix, But Here's How to Make It Safer

As the new coronavirus vaccine rollout gathers speed, elevators will likely become a flash point for businesses hoping to reopen offices while sticking to social distancing.

And a new computer simulation suggests that the usual "first-come, first-served" elevator routine...

08 Feb
FDA Approves 'Tongue Strengthening' Device for Certain Sleep Apnea Patients

FDA Approves 'Tongue Strengthening' Device for Certain Sleep Apnea Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the marketing of a new "tongue strengthening" device to cut down on snoring in patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea.

Unlike devices used during sleep, this prescription device is used while awake, and is desi...

02 Feb
Researchers Use Computers and 'Exoskeletons' to Help Stroke Survivors

Researchers Use Computers and 'Exoskeletons' to Help Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivor Ken Allsford focused intensely on how he wanted to bend his elbow.

And then the robot exoskeleton attached to his left arm obeyed his unspoken command, moving his crippled limb.

"It was a combination of exciting and trepidation, because sometimes no...

06 Jan
Some Americans Can't Access Telemedicine, Study Shows

Some Americans Can't Access Telemedicine, Study Shows

Telemedicine rapidly expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic as people turned to their phones and computers rather than leave their homes for health care.

But some groups of people were left behind in the telemedicine boom, a new study reports.

Middle-aged and older ...

05 Jan
Health Care After COVID: The Rise of Telemedicine

Health Care After COVID: The Rise of Telemedicine

In late December, Dr. Ada Stewart asked her staff to check on a patient who had missed an appointment.

She soon learned that the patient had no transportation for the 45-minute drive, so Stewart offered to conduct the appointment by phone instead.

"It s...

25 Dec
Most Kidney Patients OK With Getting Text Reminders on Care

Most Kidney Patients OK With Getting Text Reminders on Care

Adults living with kidney failure are receptive to using mobile devices to help with their care, according to a new study.

Mobile health can provide many benefits for patients, especially for those whose care is complicated and who have dietary restrictions, researchers ...

26 Oct
MRIs Might Be Safe for Patients With Implanted Heart Devices

MRIs Might Be Safe for Patients With Implanted Heart Devices

For years, people with implanted heart devices have been told they can't undergo MRI scans. But a new study adds to evidence that, with certain measures in place, the procedure is safe.

The study focused on patients with older pacemakers and implantable defibrillator...

24 Sep
Accuracy of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Varies Widely, Study Finds

Accuracy of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Varies Widely, Study Finds

Wide variation exists in the accuracy of commercial testing kits that check for antibodies against the new coronavirus, researchers say.

Antibody tests can determine whether someone has had the virus in the past. For diagnosis at a later stage of illness or in cases ...

28 Aug
Artificial Pancreas Controls Diabetes in Kids 6 and Up, Clinical Trial Shows

Artificial Pancreas Controls Diabetes in Kids 6 and Up, Clinical Trial Shows

An artificial pancreas system is safe and effective at managing blood sugar levels in kids as young as age 6 with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study.

The system uses a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to track blood sugar levels and automatically delivers insu...

13 Aug
Special Contact Lenses Can Help Curb Nearsightedness in Kids

Special Contact Lenses Can Help Curb Nearsightedness in Kids

Kids suffering from nearsightedness can slow the progression of their myopia by using soft bifocal contact lenses, a new trial shows.

Bifocal contacts with a powerful corrective prescription slowed the progression of nearsightedness in youngsters by 43% compared ...

10 Aug
Telemedicine Is Here: Experts Offer Tips for Seniors

Telemedicine Is Here: Experts Offer Tips for Seniors

Virtual medical visits have been invaluable for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, but older adults may still need help managing them -- especially if they are hard of hearing.

That's according to doctors at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. Writing in the Aug....

06 Aug
Many Older Adults Can't Connect With Telehealth: Study

Many Older Adults Can't Connect With Telehealth: Study

The coronavirus pandemic has fueled big increases in video visits between patients and doctors, but older Americans haven't easily taken to the trend, a new study finds.

More than one-third of those over 65 face difficulties seeing their doctor via telemedicine -- e...

31 Jul
A New 'Spin' on How Sperm Swim

A New 'Spin' on How Sperm Swim

If you ever had a sex-ed class in school, you have probably seen a visual of sperm swimming with a wagging tail. Now, high-tech tools have shattered that view of how sperm move.

More than 300 years ago, a Dutch scientist used an early microscope to observe human spe...

18 Jun
Disparities in Stroke Care Put Rural Americans at Risk: Study

Disparities in Stroke Care Put Rural Americans at Risk: Study

Stroke patients in rural areas of the United States are less likely to get cutting-edge treatments and more likely to die than those in cities.

That's the takeaway from a new analysis of nationwide data on more than 790,000 adults who were hospitalized with stroke be...

17 Jun
Continuous Glucose Monitors Help With Type 1 Diabetes at Any Age

Continuous Glucose Monitors Help With Type 1 Diabetes at Any Age

Technology often makes life easier to manage, and new research confirms that's definitely the case for people with type 1 diabetes.

Continuous glucose monitors -- devices that approximate blood sugar levels every few minutes -- can help teens and young adults better...

16 Jun
FDA Approves 'Prescription Video Game' for Kids With ADHD

FDA Approves 'Prescription Video Game' for Kids With ADHD

The first video game to help treat kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

EndeavorRx is a prescription-only game designed to help improve attention in 8- to 12-year-olds with ADHD who have...

10 Jun

HealthDay In-Depth
The AI Revolution: For Patients, Promise and Challenges Ahead

Streaks of color swirl through a pulsing, black-and-white image of a patient's heart. They represent blood, and they're color-coded based on speed: turquoise and green for the fastest flow, yellow and red for the slowest.

This real-time video, which can be rotated an...

09 Jun

HealthDay In-Depth
The AI Revolution: Robots Already Helping Humans Deliver Better Care

Bright yellow and looking like a headless deer, Spot can travel across ground too risky for humans. "Built for dirt and danger," in the words of its maker Boston Dynamics, this robot is now helping humans battle a different threat: the spread of coronavirus.

Equipped...

08 Jun
The AI Revolution: Giving Docs a Diagnostic Assist

The AI Revolution: Giving Docs a Diagnostic Assist

Back before coronavirus took over the headlines, every week seemed to bring another report about artificial intelligence besting human doctors at everything from diagnosing skin cancer to spotting pneumonia on chest X-rays.

But these artificial intelligence (AI) tool...

28 May
Could an Injected Electrode Control Your Pain Without Drugs?

Could an Injected Electrode Control Your Pain Without Drugs?

An injectable electrode could prove a better way to ease chronic nerve pain than opioid painkillers or bulky and expensive implants, animal research suggests.

It's called an "injectrode." It appears easier and cheaper than spinal implants for debilitating back pain, ...

06 May
Necklace Spots A-Fib in Just Over 30 Seconds

Necklace Spots A-Fib in Just Over 30 Seconds

The latest addition to medical haute couture may be a necklace outfitted with a pendant that people can use to screen themselves for signs of an abnormal heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation.

Fashioned by a team of Finnish researchers, the pendant hous...

04 May
Cuddling Brings Two Minds Together, MRI Study Reveals

Cuddling Brings Two Minds Together, MRI Study Reveals

Love to cuddle up? It might bring a 'mind meld,' too, new research shows.

People in close physical contact appear to have synchronized brain patterns, a revolutionary new MRI technique has revealed.

A functional MRI scan of two people cuddling under a blank...

28 Apr
Nanotechnology Might Help Fight Deadly 'Cytokine Storm' of COVID-19

Nanotechnology Might Help Fight Deadly 'Cytokine Storm' of COVID-19

For many COVID-19 patients battling for their lives in the ICU, a runaway immune system response -- known as a "cytokine storm" -- is their primary foe.

Doctors have few tools to help tame this hyperinflammatory condition, but early research is suggesting that nanote...

28 Apr
UV Light Won't Treat COVID-19 -- But It Might Disinfect Medical Gear

UV Light Won't Treat COVID-19 -- But It Might Disinfect Medical Gear

Supplies of personal protective equipment remain scarce across the United States, especially the N95 respirator masks that health care workers use to protect themselves from the new coronavirus.

To help extend the useful life of available equipment, researchers and h...

27 Apr
Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Might Be Alternative to Deep Nasal Swab

Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Might Be Alternative to Deep Nasal Swab

Testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus can be an unpleasant affair, with a doctor or nurse shoving a cotton swab deep into your nasal cavity to get a good sample.

But results that are just as accurate can be obtained from a more easily acquired saliva sample, a new Yal...

24 Apr
Could Your Contact Lenses Track, Treat Your Diabetes?

Could Your Contact Lenses Track, Treat Your Diabetes?

Contact lenses may someday do more than correct poor vision, with new, preliminary research in animals suggesting they could also monitor your diabetes and deliver medications.

The new lenses were designed to check blood sugar levels and to deliver drugs to the eye,...

24 Apr
Could AI Help Doctors Map Out Treatments for Brain Cancers?

Could AI Help Doctors Map Out Treatments for Brain Cancers?

Artificial intelligence may reduce the need for glioma brain cancer patients to have biopsies to determine the best treatment for their tumors, researchers report.

Currently, it's common to remove glioma samples from patients and analyze them to select appropriate th...

24 Apr
On Some Farms, Washing Machines Give Leafy Greens a Spin -- But Is That Safe?

On Some Farms, Washing Machines Give Leafy Greens a Spin -- But Is That Safe?

Next time you inspect your salad greens to make sure they look clean, consider this: Researchers are trying to determine if drying leafy greens using the spin cycle of a retrofitted washing machine is safe.

Some farmers use the method instead of expensive, commercial...

17 Apr
Welcome to the 'Smart Toilet' That Can Spot Disease

Welcome to the 'Smart Toilet' That Can Spot Disease

Few think of the toilet as a font of valuable information, outside what you might read while you're sitting on the throne.

But a "smart toilet" is being developed that will help track your health by analyzing your excretions, researchers say.

The toilet wou...

17 Apr
All That Social Media Hasn't Hurt Kids' Social Skills, Study Finds

All That Social Media Hasn't Hurt Kids' Social Skills, Study Finds

Today's youngsters are as socially skilled as previous generations, despite concerns about their heavy use of technology, like smartphones and social media, new research shows.

The researchers compared teacher and parent evaluations of more than 19,000 U.S. children ...

16 Apr
Laser Process May Kill Bacteria on Metal Surfaces

Laser Process May Kill Bacteria on Metal Surfaces

Researchers have come up with a new twist on antibacterial technology.

By giving a metal surface a different texture, the team at Purdue University in Indiana said it may be possible to turn that surface into an immediate bacteria killer.

The technique won...

16 Apr
Scientists Design Protective Respirator for Health Care Workers

Scientists Design Protective Respirator for Health Care Workers

THURSDAY, April 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With protective gear in short supply, Duke University researchers say they've designed a much-needed respirator for health care workers battling COVID-19.

The respirator was created by a medical and engineering team at th...

14 Apr
Long Periods in Space Alter Astronauts' Brains

Long Periods in Space Alter Astronauts' Brains

Long periods of time in space may cause brain volume increases in astronauts, new research shows.

Extended periods in space have long been known to cause vision problems. And more than half of International Space Station crew members have reported vision changes.

...

09 Apr
Smartphone Apps Might Track, Slow Spread of COVID-19

Smartphone Apps Might Track, Slow Spread of COVID-19

Your smartphone could help stem the spread of coronavirus, British researchers claim.

How? Their proposal for an app would record other app users who had recently been in close proximity. If a user became infected, he or she would update their status on their smartph...

09 Apr
COVID-19 Is Making Psychiatric Treatment Tougher

COVID-19 Is Making Psychiatric Treatment Tougher

In the best of times, it can be hard to get mental health treatment. But these definitely aren't the best of times, and even for people who have established relationships with mental health professionals, the coronavirus pandemic is making it harder to find the right care.

07 Apr
High-Tech Rings Are Tracking COVID-19 'Warning Signs'

High-Tech Rings Are Tracking COVID-19 'Warning Signs'

Researchers are gathering data from thousands of Americans to create an "early warning system" that can identify people in the early stages of COVID-19.

More than 12,000 people -- including thousands of health care workers in California and West Virginia -- are alrea...

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