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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recent concern has been raised about heartburn drugs and a connection to an increased risk of stroke. This follows earlier studies linking this type of medication to dementia, kidney and heart problems. Digital Journal looks into the issue.
For women, regular check-ups for unusual lumps in their breasts is important and it has saved countless lives. To make this process more accurate, scientists have developed special gloves with built-in sensors.
In an attempt to protect the health of women, the U.K. is to start having all breast implants barcoded. This is to stop previous problems with implants made from dangerous materials finding their way into medical centers.
British medial researchers have successfully used sonic waves to operate deep inside the brain of a patient. The novel treatment was used with a person who suffered from uncontrollable tremors in their hands.
A new hand-held breathalyzer that allows individuals to easily assess their blood glucose levels has been developed. The device informs the user bout diabetes risk and it differs from a medical device we reported on earlier this month.
The rooms in which patients are in, be they wards, waiting rooms, or operating theaters, are a source of pathogens, according to a new study. The findings could have implications for patient management.
As regular readers of Digital Journal will be aware, health technology and digital health have introduced a range of important innovations. Many of these involve ‘connected technology.’ We survey five new innovations.
Pharmaceutical maker Mylan NV has agreed to begin offering a generic version of its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after enduring widespread criticism for sharply raising the sales price of the device.