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New laser device 'can be used for diabetes monitoring'

Diabetes patients may be able to avoid having to draw blood to measure their glucose levels following the creation of a new laser-based innovation in the US. 192 more words


Google Glass Already Making its Mark in Medicine

Google Glass has made its debut in the operating room. Image from Ohio State University.

Time will tell whether Google Glass ends up being a commercial flop. 517 more words


High-tech kit for medical testing trials in India

Washington: A compact, inexpensive handheld device that monitors diabetes, detects malaria and environmental pollutants is being trialed in India by Harvard scientists. The device costs about $25, weighs just two ou-nces, and is about the size of a pack of cigarettes. 139 more words


Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators

An arrhythmia is any disorder of your heart rate or rhythm. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. 196 more words


Home blood pressure monitors: how do they stack up?

Adances in wearable technology, mobile devices and apps mean that consumer health care monitors are set to become ever more integrated with our day-to-day lives. In the first of a new series of features rounding up available consumer health technology, we take a look at a selection of the best home blood pressure monitors currently available to buy. 559 more words


Some Health Apps a Worry for FDA, Doctors

Want to measure your blood pressure? There’s an app for that – more than one, actually – and they have doctors worried sick.

A story on wired.com recounts physicians’ concerns that patients will use substitute certain apps, such as Instant Blood Pressure or Instant Blood Pressure Pro, for traditional blood pressure testing. 277 more words


Way to block immune rejection after transplant surgery

A water-based gel, ‘hydrogel,’ has shown promising results in animal trials

Individuals who have had transplant surgery need drugs that suppress their immune system and prevent it from turning on the new organ. 529 more words