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miraDry system: technology to help treat excessive underarm sweat

02/10/2011, The FDA has recently approved the miraDry system, a device created to help deal with patients that sweat excessively from their underarms. The system makes use of microwave energy to shutdown sweat glands in a targeted area, preventing those areas from...

Electronic cigarettes work better than nicotine patches or gum

02/09/2011, After some new studies published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, it looks like New York might reconsider its ban on electronic cigarettes. According to the results of the research done, electronic cigarettes had a higher chance of helping...

Siemens gas-sensor device to predict asthma attacks

02/09/2011, Siemens has developed a sensor that can warn users of constricted airways a day before asthma attacks occur. The sensor works by measuring the level of nitrogen monoxide (NO) on a patient’s breath to find out if their bronchial tubes have been...

Keep yourself entertained in the hospital with Stetheadphones

02/08/2011, Ever wished that you could listen to your music but still want to maintain your professional appearance when you’re working at a clinic? After all, there’s nothing more unprofessional looking than a doctor with a large pair of noise silencing...

Med-Jet needle-free injection system approved in China

02/04/2011, What do kids fear most at the clinic? Needles, of course! In fact kids aren’t the only ones who are afraid of the dangerous looking tool, adults can get scared too. Part of growing up involves discovering what hurts and what doesn’t, and we...

Skin Gun to help treat burns

02/03/2011, The folks over at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh have come up with a “skin gun” that can help burn victims recover from horrible mishaps and accidents that they’ve been through. The skin gun works...

SoundBite hearing aid given FDA clearance

01/27/2011, Remember the SoundBite hearing aid that we reported about early last year? In case you forgot, the SoundBite is a unique device to help those who have problems hearing in one ear. The user wears a device around his or her ear, and attaches the other half...

Man designs his own heart implant

01/25/2011, When Tal golesworthy was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a condition that causes his heart’s aorta to expand and rupture, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Using an MRI, CAD and rapid prototyping technologies, he managed to create a...

Germans develop a remote-controlled stomach submarine

01/19/2011, If you’ve ever had a medical examination where the doctor stuffed a video camera tube into your mouth and you just feel like puking all the time? Well, thanks to some scientists in Germany, you won’t have to in the future. They recently...

Kinect used to perform surgery

01/19/2011, It’s time to add one more item to the ever growing list of things you can do with a Kinect. Previously all we had were fun hacks to play games differently. Now, a group of students from the University of Washington have put forward a more useful way...

emPower! is the world’s first electronic focusing eyeglasses

01/19/2011, PixelOptics, an eyewear company has just announced that their award winning emPower! eyeglasses that they unveiled at CES 2011 this year, will be available for purchase very soon. What’s so special about these glasses is that they are the...

Check your temperature without touching a thermometer

01/17/2011, The folks over at NEC Avio Infrared Technologies have just released a new thermometer that can tell your temperature without you having to lay a finger on it. Say goodbye to fears of sticking a thermometer into your mouth or any other orifice in your...

Gamers raid a medical server to host Call of Duty: Black Ops

01/13/2011, If you thought training for the World Cyber Games was tough enough, wait til you get a load of this – a bunch of hackers broke their way into the medical server of Seacoast Radiology in New Hampshire, not for stealing personal information, but so that...