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Chinese woman charged over fatal Australia breast implant

Sydney - A Chinese national was charged with manslaughter Tuesday over an alleged botched attempt at breast augmentation surgery at a Sydney beauty clinic led to the death of the salon's manager.

Medical technology startups in running for major award

The Best Medical Technology Award is a major event where startups and major players compete for the coveted title. Aside from the prestige, the award puts new technologies on displayed and allows for business-to-business opportunities.

Ophthalmic technology address a range of visual impairments

In the past few years considerable advances have been made with ophthalmic technology, with devices introduced by smaller medical technology companies aimed at the hospital sector and for improving the experience of patients.

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.

Medical device heals organs with a single touch

Medical technologists have developed a new device that can switch cell function in order to save failing body functions, via a single touch. The device is a Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) and injects genetic code into skin cells.

Telemedicine or in-person care for Parkinson's Disease?

Telemedicine has supporters and critics, with some championing the ease of access from digital healthcare provision; whereas others argue in favor of direct medical contact. A new study comes down on the side of telemedicine for Parkinson's disease.

Google buys startup that uses smartphones as health monitors

Google has acquired a startup that uses smartphones as medical devices capable of monitoring several vital stats. The company has created a series of mobile apps that use simple smartphone hardware, such as the camera and mic, to detect health issues.

23 cities bid for London-based EU agencies after Brexit

Brussels - Twenty-three European cities have put themselves forward as candidates to host two London-based EU agencies after they are forced to leave the British capital because of Brexit, the EU said Tuesday.

The story of how a worm turned... into a bringer of medical miracles

Ploemeur - For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm -- dark pink, slimy and inedible -- was on the end of a fish hook. But the invertebrates' unappreciated status is about to change.

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

London - A five-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby that drew the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump has also stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts.

Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

Lausanne - Researchers have developed an algorithm designed with a robot-assistive rehabilitation approach, to help people learn to walk again after neurological injuries such as stroke.

How the Internet of Things will shape healthcare

The Internet of Things is becoming more widespread, from home to workplace. The impact in healthcare has been slower, but the digital possibilities for health are considerable. We review five key topics.

Artificial intelligence can improve on human doctors

The headline of this article may require re-reading: can artificial intelligence really improve upon human medics? If machines can learn to take medical decisions, is this a good thing? A number of health tech investors think so.

Pharmacy owner gets 9 year prison term for meningitis infection

Boston - The co-owner of a pharmacy, deemed by U.S. courts to be responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a meningitis contamination scandal, has apologized to the families of the victims. Barry Cadden has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Digital transformation in healthcare: Five top trends

Digital transformation is rapidly affecting every business and service and healthcare is no exception. Here are five key trends that are altering the way healthcare is delivered.

Novel skin closure device set for launch

A new skin closure device that works without needles has been developed. Called ClozeX, the process has received considerable attention from the medical community.

Injectable nanoparticles delay tumor progression

Virus particles, which normally infect potatoes, have been adapted to act as cancer drug delivery devices. Trials have been successfully attempted using mice.

Read how 3D printing can save your life

Developments with 3D printing technology continue to advance and the technology is making strong inroads into the medical and biotechnology sectors. We take a look at three recent innovations.

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

Varsovia - Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances.

Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response

Washington - Drones could help save the lives of heart attack victims by delivering defibrillators faster than an ambulance can arrive at the scene, according to a report Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Changing diabetes management with monthly injectable medication

Biotechnologists have developed a process that can provide a patient with weeks of glucose control, aiding the symptoms of diabetes, thanks to a single injection. The method is far superior to existing therapies.

How virtual reality is helping medicine

Virtual reality is beginning to make progress in the field of medicine. Two recent examples are helping visually impaired users navigate and with easing phantom limb pain.

Old drug sheds a new light on autism

University of California San Diego School of Medicine have completed an early phase clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an established drug for the treatment of autism.

Microbiologists assess ways to lower medicine contamination risks Special

Dublin - Microbiologists from a range of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies convened in Dublin to attend a conference discussing how to effectively monitor the built environment for risks in relation to drug product manufacturing.

Can epilepsy be tackled through surgery?

Boston - New technology, based on a computational approach, makes surgery a more viable option for patients with epilepsy. This is for situations where standard medications are not proving to be effective.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney - A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Adding cinnamon to the diet lowers body temperature

Melbourne - A surprising fact has emerged from a food technology project. Researchers have discovered that adding cinnamon to the diet can cool the body by a temperature of up to two degrees. This adds to research about other health benefits from the spice.

Artificial womb for super-preemies works with sheep

Paris - An artificial womb filled with clear liquid, successfully tested on pre-natal lambs, could help extremely premature babies avoid death or life-long disability, researchers reported Tuesday.
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