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Delivering drugs directly to the brain via tiny needle

Boston - A novel, miniaturized ultra-thin needle system has the potential to be used to treat specific neurological disorders that affect certain brain regions.

Painless flu patch for those who don't like needles

Thinking about the flu season but worried about the painful injection? If you're needle-phobic then something much easier is on the horizon: a skin patch to administer the vaccine.

New needle-free vaccine is kick-started by the skin

Scientists have developed a needle free vaccine in a dry powder from that, when it comes into contact with skin cells, is triggered into action by the immune cells in the skin.

Laser developed to take the ‘ouch’ out of injections

A laser injection device has been developed to administer medicines with the idea that it will replace needles and make the jab process considerably less painful.

Needle found in airline food in Canada

An investigation is underway after a passenger on an Air Canada flight found a sewing needle in a sandwich purchased on-board the plane. It comes two weeks after 5 sandwiches were found with sewing needles on Delta Airlines flights.

Don’t like needles? Scientists develop blood test alternative

A science team have developed an alternative to the needle-prick blood test. The new technology involves simply shining a special light at the skin and could be good news for the needle phobic.

In Urumqi, panic over needle attacks

Public panic over a series of Han Chinese targeted needle attacks have spread out Urumqi in the past two weeks, suggesting it's a long way to archive the regional stability.

Low Track: A History of Vancouver's Failure

Vancouver journalist, known on this website as SpokenWord, examines the history of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, the notorious Low Track, offering insight into an area that has plagued the city for over 20 years.

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