Researchers Develop AI That Can Help Make Cancer Treatment Less Toxic

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer with a prognosis of no more than five years in adults. However its treatment is also just as aggressive in which doctors general administer the maximum drug dose (that falls within safety levels) to try and shrink the tumor as much as possible. As you might expect, this does have some pretty bad side effects.

Scientists Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs Into Pigs

Thanks to medical technology that has helped lead to the development of organ transplants, this has resulted in many lives being saved, where organs such as hearts, lungs, livers, and kidneys have over the years been successfully transplanted from one person to the other. However the problem with transplants is that you need to find a donor that matches you.

Google Glass Can Help Kids With Autism

In recent times we’ve started to realize how wearables have the potential to help with certain medical conditions. For example recently it was discovered that over in China, the use of virtual reality could potentially help gauge how well drug addicts are recovering in rehab. Now it looks like another wearable in the form of Google Glass can also help kids with autism.

Apple Watch Alerts Man To Elevated Heart Rate, Saves His Life

Thanks to the Apple Watch’s built-in heart rate sensor, it can pick up on the wearer’s heart rate which comes in handy when you’re working out. It also comes in handy in some situations where it can notify the wearer of an elevated heart rate which could signal a very serious health problem.


China Uses VR To Gauge Success Of Drug Rehab Patients

Virtual reality has all kinds of uses, such as for gaming, entertainment, and can also be used to treat phobias. Now it seems that over in China, a new pilot program has been launched where drug rehab centers are testing out how using VR could potentially be used to gauge how well a patient’s drug rehab program is going.

Smart Prosthetic Ankle Can Adapt To Uneven Grounds

One of the disadvantages to most prosthetics is that they’re rather stiff in nature. For example while on the surface people with prosthetic legs look the same, when they walk it is usually a dead giveaway. However a company by the name of Vanderbilt has built a prosthetic leg that comes with a “smart” ankle that will allow it to adapt to uneven ground.

FDA Approves First Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor

Having streamlined its regulations for digital devices about a year ago, the FDA has now approved a continuous glucose monitoring sensor that can be implanted into the patient’s body. This continuous glucose monitoring system called Eversense transmits data from a sensor implanted into the patient to a paired mobile app which lets users see their glucose levels on their mobile device. This is the first sensor of its kind that […]

Hospital In France Uses VR As A Drug-Free Pain Management Solution

There are some that say pain is all in the mind, and to a certain extent that is true. If you’ve ever been sick and focused on the pain, it feels like it is never going to end. However if you find yourself distracted, maybe friends come to visit or if you’re doing something else, the pain somehow lessens.

Apple Watch Could Soon Start Tracking Parkinson’s Disease

It is clear that Apple envisions a future in which the Apple Watch can go above and beyond what fitness trackers can do, which is why it wasn’t surprising when we heard that Apple could be working on a glucose tracker for the wearable. However while we might be years away from such features, in the near future the Apple Watch could be getting better detection skills.

Study Finds AI Can Detect Skin Cancer More Accurately Than Doctors

It is not surprising that we’re seeing an uptick in AI being used in the medical field, where even governments are backing such initiatives. There is good reason for this, because unlike humans, computers don’t get tired and they aren’t biased, which is why sometimes AI can help pick up on things doctors miss.

FDA Approves Use Of AI Tool That Detects Wrist Fractures

To detect a fracture, you’d usually have to get the part of your body X-rayed, after which a doctor will then examine it to look for the fracture. Sometimes it can be missed, depending on how small the fracture can be, which is why it is good news that the FDA has approved the use of Imagen’s OsteoDetect.

Researchers Develop Hydrogel That Promotes Brain Tissue Regrowth

Unlike some of our organs or parts of our body, our brain is pretty slow when it comes to healing itself. This is why our brains cannot recover from certain degenerative conditions as it can’t heal itself fast enough, at least not fast enough to keep up or outpace the disease.

UK Government To Pledge Millions To Develop AI That Can Diagnose Brain Cancer

Sometimes with medical diagnosis, it can come too late where upon detection, it might already be too late for the patient to be cured. However in recent times we’ve started to see how AI can be used to help improve on diagnosis, where some researchers have developed AI that can detect things like bowel cancer in minutes.

FDA Approves First Drug That Helps Prevent Migraines

Migraines are more than just your typical headache and can get to the point where it prevents the person from doing anything for the rest of the day, or even days in some cases. There are several treatments available in the market, but they are not always effective. However the good news for migraine sufferers is that there is a new drug on the market that seems promising.