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Innovation for safe transport and storage of medication

Paris - A new health innovation has been launched. Called LifeinaBox, it is the world’s smallest fridge, for the safe transport and storage of medication.

New wearable predicts if you’re getting flu

Boston - A new type of wearable thermometer allows researchers to gather data to make predictions of seasonal influenza outbreaks. The device sends data to the Thermia online health educational tool.

Diagnostic tool printed for portable disease testing

Scientists from Duke University have used an inkjet printed tool for conducting diagnostic testing for use in point-of-care settings. The aim is to screen patients for markers of specific diseases.

Healthcare providers are looking to digital prescribing

Douglas - Obtaining prescriptions for medications can be a long, drawn-out experience. This process can be made faster, especially for repeat prescriptions, using digital prescribing.

Poor sleep is as damaging as binge drinking

New research from Canada, which has used digital research techniques, has concluded that sleep deprivation, long term, can be as damaging as alcohol abuse over an equally long period.

Is there a biological explanation for schizophrenia?

Unusual research suggests there may be a biological basis to certain forms of schizophrenia. Here researchers injected cells from schizophrenia patients into mice to observe the results.

Applying artificial intelligence to identify schizophrenia

Identifying the neuroimaging-based patterns which may offer clues for schizophrenia is complex. This task could be made easier thanks to developments with artificial intelligence.

S. Korean rapper T.O.P gets suspended sentence for drug use

Seoul - South Korean pop star T.O.P received Thursday a 10-month suspended jail sentence for smoking marijuana multiple times last year, weeks after being hospitalised for a drugs overdose.

Cases of superbug Clostridium difficile increase

The most troubling cases of C. difficile infection, termed multiple recurring C. difficile infections (mrCDI), are becoming more common, according to a new university research study.

Growth in online medical information platforms

Toronto - The Internet has expanded the different ways through which patients can access health information and many people, especially the younger generation, are turning to Internet-based doctors.

New open software allows diagnosis of genetic diseases

Genetic diseases are difficult to diagnose and the accuracy (or otherwise) of the diagnosis impact upon patient health. To help with this a new open-source software tool called Mendel, MD has been launched.

Alzheimer's disease: Brain health linked to physical activity

Those considered at risk from Alzheimer's disease, and perform moderate-intensity physical activity, appear more likely to have a glucose metabolism in their brain. Such a pattern is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer's development.

Drinking ground coffee improves nose and throat surgery

Barcelona - Researchers have produced a so-termed 'granular jamming cap', which is filled with coffee grounds. This contraption can improve the accuracy of the tracking systems used by surgeons for nose and throat surgery.

Big step towards an HIV cure

How can the quest for a cure for HIV be achieved if there is no sure test to show that the virus has been eliminated from the body? This could be set to change. Scientists have announced a test sensitive enough to detect 'hidden' HIV.

Palm-sized medical gamma-ray camera launched

Scientists have invented a Compton camera weighing just 580 grams. The camera visualizes gamma rays of different energies. in tests the camera has produced high-resolution, multicolor 3D molecular images of a live mouse.

Best and worst U.S. states for nurses revealed

If you're living in or planning to visit the U.S., where are the best places to receive nursing care? Wisconsin is one of them. How about the worst? Best to avoid the District of Columbia.

Signal-sending smart bandage in development

Swansea - A 'smart' bandage that can detect how a wound is healing and send electronic messages back to doctors is in development. The bandage could be in hospitals within a year.

Playing Tetris can help the recovery of trauma victims

Oxford - Can playing Tetris ease the minds after a traumatic event? New research suggests this is the case provided that the game is played within six hours of a traumatic incident happening.

Solar-powered skin developed for prosthetic limbs

Glasgow - Prosthetic limbs and bionics continue to advance, restoring mobility to patients who have suffered injuries. One new innovation is powering artificial limbs with energy derived from solar power.

Blood test can forecast heart attacks

Boston - A new blood test has the potential to predict some types of heart attack. It has been developed at by Prevencio Inc. and evaluated at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Wireless patch shows success in treating migraines

As an alternative to taking potent medication to combat the severe pain associated with migraines, researchers have developed a wearable device that uses stimulation to help alleviate the condition.

New chemical neutralizes snake venom rapidly

A new, low cost and effective anti-venom chemical has been developed. The chemical has been formulated to tackle snake bites and to rapidly neutralize the venom. The application will prove useful to remote areas.

Is it time for a global vaccine compensation scheme?

With a new vaccine for Zika virus in development and a rise with the administration of vaccine in general, is it time to consider a global vaccine compensation scheme? This is in the event of an adverse response.

Pancreas 'regenerated' through fasting diet

A new U.S. study has found that a major organ - the pancreas - can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet. This could be of potential benefit to those with diabetes.

First use of graphene to find cancer cells

Much has been written about graphene and its flexible structure and highly conductive properties. Most early applications have been with electronics. Now attention turns to medical use.

Precious metal zeros in on cancer

A newly developed organo-metal compound has been shown to successfully infiltrate cancer cells and zeroing in on the cellular mitochondria, which causes the destruction of cancer cells.

Essential Science: Gut microbes cause your blood pressure to rise

Unhealthy gut microorganisms can trigger a rise in blood pressure and this can trigger the unhealthy effects of hypertension, according to new research. The research further reinforces the role the balance of human microorganisms play in disease.

Medical technologists find cheaper way to make essential medicine

Durham - Medical technologists have found a means to create an anti-fungal medication, designed to combat Cryptococcal meningitis, less expensively. The drug is intended for use in parts of Africa.

Medical technologists investigate irregular heartbeats

Investigative medical technology could change the way doctors treat an irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation.

Does eating peppers help raise life expectancy?

Does the consumption of red chilli peppers impart any health benefits? According to one study, the consumption of chili peppers leads to a 13 percent reduction in mortality. This of course depends on various lifestyle factors.
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