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Nano-drops improve shortsightedness

Tel Aviv - A new type of medicine, described as a ‘nano-drop’, has been designed as a cure for shortsightedness and nearsightedness. This is an alternative to conventional laser correction techniques and to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Medical evacuations expected out of Syria's battered Ghouta

- The Red Crescent prepared to evacuate people in desperate need of medical care from Syria's battered rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, multiple sources said.

Interview: 3D printing promises transplantable hearts Special

The company BIOLIFE4D wants to create transplantable hearts based on patients’ own cells, eliminating organ rejection, through 3D bio-printing. The company's Steven Morris explains more.

3D printing advantages for dentistry

3D printing has the potential to give dentists and laboratory technicians the ability to make high-precision restorations cheaper, easier and faster. A new innovation from DWS Systems allows dentists to make prosthetics rapidly.

Artificial intelligence diagnoses eye diseases

New studies demonstrate how artificial intelligence, in the medical context, can quickly and accurately diagnose a range of eye diseases and other medical conditions like pneumonia.

Essential Science: Cleaning chemicals linked to lung cancer

The association between household cleaning chemicals and respiratory problems has been raised over the past decade. A new study from the University of Bergen in Norway raises concerns about the longer-term impact.

Peanut allergy patch in development

A French medical technology company has developed a new patch to help address the risks surrounding peanut allergies. The patch is to be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Squid ink provides new dental imaging technology

Improving the accuracy of dental imaging helps patients to receive optimal care. A new imaging method has an unusual material source: squid ink. This helps to improve the clarity and contrast for gum disease inspections.

IV bag shortage affects hospitals treating flu

More serious cases of influenza require patients to be administered intravenous drips. In the U.S. there’s currently a shortage of IV bags, which is hampering efforts to deal with ill patients during the winter months.

Bacterium from dirt could fight melanoma

Scientists have identified a type of organism found in the soil which has the potential to induce the death of melanoma cells. This is through a molecule made as a metabolite from the organism.

Improving patient engagement with new application Special

CareThrough is a 360° care management solution designed to improve quality of care and patient engagement, offering a new way to help navigate these value-based requirements. To find out more about this digital health offering we spoke with Craig Newman.

Microsoft announces preview of AI-powered health chatbot system

Microsoft's launched a private preview of a new AI-powered health chatbot system. The company said intelligent healthcare assistants could "empower" users to access medical info from their smartphone, cutting the time and cost of obtaining healthcare.

Interview: Technology improves wound care management Special

Clinicians can now take wound depth measurements at the point of care using a regular smartphone camera thnaks to new technology. The technology comes from Swift Medical.

Burn victim saved by skin grafts from identical twin

Paris - A man doomed to die after suffering burns across 95 percent of his body was saved by skin transplants from his identical twin in a world-first operation, French doctors said Thursday.

Medical Augmented Reality is changing surgery

Surgeons are making use of Medical Augmented Reality to increase the field of vision when undertaking medical procedures. This process offers improvements to conventional surgical methods.

Questions for healthcare artificial intelligence to answer

Artificial intelligence is being adopted by healthcare, albeit at different rates and in differing areas. One reason for the erratic pace is due to the medical and ethical questions that the technology brings with it in related to the use of digital data.

Under siege, Syria doctors forced to improvise care

Duma - Surgical consultations via Facebook, reused sutures and gloves, and half-doses of expired drugs: doctors in a besieged opposition enclave near Syria's capital are improvising to cope with shortages.

Essential Science: Jellyfish inspired electronic skin

Inspired by aquatic life, scientists have designed an electronic artificial skin which has the capability to ‘glow’ when the surface is damaged. The application will have several medical uses.

Alternative PA's save healthcare dollars: Interview Special

Medical scribes can reduce the amount of administration that physicians have to cope with on a daily basis. A new service called ScribeCanada Healthcare aims to provide clinicians the support they need. To find out more we spoke with Dr. Michael Murphy.

Changing how healthcare professionals communicate: Interview Special

One limitation with delivering effective healthcare is the uneven process by which healthcare professionals communicate with each other. To breakdown such barriers, Dr. William Winkenwerder has led a team at Cureatr that developed an app.

How augmented reality is helping medics

Medical professionals are making greater use of augmented reality, including Google glass. Imaging systems are assisting with everything from surgery to training the next generation of physicians.

New app changes how brain disorders are treated: Interview Special

The company Trayt has launched an app that aims to improve diagnosis, treatments, and quality of life for patients with autism, ADHD, and other brain disorders through big data and analytics. To find out more we spoke with the company's founder.

Making medical visits easier via scheduling app: Interview Special

The payments company First Data / Clover has announced a partnering with CareCloud to release Breeze, the first app to make medical visits less painful by reducing administration. To find out more we spoke with Clover Cofounder Mark Schulze.

Digital healthcare requires new workforce skills and strategy

Digital healthcare represents a fast-moving field. However, as a new survey indicates, job skills are creating unevenness within the field — and problems for the industry overall.

Digital health technology needs to be patient-centric

The next wave of digital health technology needs to focus on the patient experience, either in the way patients interact with technology or the way the use it. This is a key finding from a new report into the state of pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

3D printing could lead to reduced vaccination rates

Boston - The number of required individual vaccinations could fall dramatically thanks to a new scientific breakthrough, potentially leading to an increase in the vaccination rate. A new process uses drug-carrying "microparticles" to slowly release medications.

Crowdsourcing innovations to tackle Alzheimer’s

A group of scientists and advocates have come together to crowdsource a new approach progress leapfrog scientific understanding and to side-step the obstacles for researching Alzheimer’s disease.

Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma spreading

Sydney - Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world's deadliest form of skin cancer -- melanoma -- in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs.

New artificial intelligence based system to read medical images

Shanghai - An artificial intelligence based system called VoxelCloud can read medical images and provide insights to doctors for an accurate diagnosis. Systems have been developed for diagnosing lung cancer, retinal diseases, and coronary heart disease.

Artificial intelligence is aiding pathologists

Several artificial intelligence systems are appearing within the laboratory marketplace aimed at aiding the pathologist in making faster and more accurate decisions in relation to disease diagnosis.
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