Medical ▼

Drones Used To Deliver Abortion Pills In Northern Ireland

06/22/2016, Unlike planes or cars which are easier to detect and stop, drones are great if you’re looking to do something stealthy. For example (while not exactly drones) we’ve seen how some South Koreans have managed to float USB sticks and DVDs to North Korea,...

Google Can Now Diagnose Your Medical Symptoms Online

06/20/2016, Say one day you’re bathing and you notice a lump on your neck. It could really be anything ranging from a regular pimple, a cyst, or something more worrying like a tumor, so the question is is it serious enough to warrant a trip to the doctor? Sure, you...

Deus Ex Inspired Prosthetics Will Be Launched Next Year

06/09/2016, It seems that we are slowly inching towards a future where cyborgs – part human, part machine – will become a reality. Just last month we reported how the bionic arm from Metal Gear Solid V inspired an actual prosthetic arm that looked and...

Man Survives 17 Months Without A Heart

06/08/2016, It’s no secret that many patients pass away simply because it takes too long for them to secure an organ for a transplant. The lists are long and the wait even more so, no wonder there’s a huge black market for organs. In some cases,...

This Gunshot-Plugging Device Just Saved Its First Life

05/31/2016, You guys might recall that in 2015, we reported on a device called the Xstat. This is basically a syringe of sorts where upon plugging it into a gunshot wound, would help seal the wound in 20 seconds thanks to the fact that the syringe is pack with tiny...

Origami Robot Could Mend Stomachs From Within

05/25/2016, The next time you have an ailment with your tummy, your doctor might not prescribe you any kind of pills or medicine. Rather, he or she might actually pass you an origami-inspired robot, and ask you to swallow that with a glass of water. This is rather...

Toyota And Dean Kamen Bring Back Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

05/23/2016, Inventor Dean Kamen first showed off his iBOT wheelchair more than a decade ago. This motorized wheelchair is actually capable of climbing stairs on its own, it even has the ability to tackle rough terrains like sand and grass. The iBOT also features a...

Amputee Gets A Prosthetic Inspired By Metal Gear Solid

05/19/2016, The thing about fiction is that you can create anything you want and it doesn’t really always have to make sense because it isn’t real, but seeing fiction becoming a reality, that’s something else entirely which is what one man by the name of James...

This Soft Exosuit Could Soon Be Making Its Way To Market

05/18/2016, When you think of exosuits, you might be thinking of contraptions that are big and bulky. For the most part that is usually true as we have seen in the past, but you might recall that a couple of years ago, researchers at the Wyss Institute for...

AdaFlow Pressure Wave Device Is Meant For People On The Go

05/17/2016, AdaFlow is said to be the first pressure wave massage device that has been developed for people on the go. Magzor Corporation, the maker of AdaFlow, today announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign through which supporters can be among the first people...

This Wearable Helps Patients Track Their Tremors

05/16/2016, Being aware of your health means that you can actively take part in activities that you know will benefit you. For example if you notice that everytime you eat or drink a dairy product and it sends you rushing to the bathroom, then a good idea would be to...

First Penis Transplant Performed In The U.S.

05/16/2016, The first penis transplant in the United States was performed by surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this month, according to reports, this groundbreaking procedure was performed on a 64 year old patient who had to get his penis removed due...

IBM Develops Chemical That Can Block A Multitude Of Killer Viruses

05/11/2016, You might have a bar of antibacterial soap at home and for the most part you know that it is supposed to kill of bacteria. However the bacteria that it kills tends to be of the common variety that might cause odor, skin infections, or food poisoning....

Speech App Can Be Used To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

05/11/2016, There are apps for just about everything, from the mundane like telling us the weather, to the novelty of fart apps from back in the day, so there really shouldn’t be any surprise to learn that these days apps and technology have become sophisticated...