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These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg

These tattoos conduct electricity, turning you into a very basic cyborg 'Tech Tats' are temporary and use ink that conducts electricity.They are fitted with small sensors and trackers that turn them into tiny smart devices.

This innovative device dispenses life-saving medicine through breast milk

This innovative device dispenses life-saving medicine through breast milk Safely and practically administering vital medicine to infants is a global challenge — especially in certain countries where access to safe healthcare is limited.Recognising the difficulty faced by parents and healthcare staff in administering medical care to these young ones, one company has created an innovative solution: JustMilk.

Republican bill would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results

Republican bill would let employers demand workers’ genetic test results A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty of thousands of dollars, and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.It did not immediately respond to questions about how lack of access to genetic information hampers wellness programs.

A major study just validated the iPhone's potential for medical research

A major study just validated the iPhone's potential for medical research Often through Apple's ResearchKit framework, which lets novice developers easily build apps for medical research, doctors and researchers are combining the study of technology with the study of disease.The study used a mobile app, downloaded by 50,000 iPhone users, to survey people with asthma.

A Beer a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away

A Beer a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away For more than a hundred and fifty years you’ve been hearing that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.Now it turns out that a nice pilsner, stout, or kolsch can do the exact same thing.

These handy medical devices are inspired by the 'Star Trek' tricorder

These handy medical devices are inspired by the 'Star Trek' tricorder Two hundred years from now, medical tricorders like the ones depicted in Star Trek will be as common as tongue depressors.The reality, best embodied in two XPRIZE Tricorder competition finalists, is that the devices are somewhat ungainly and they feature distinctly 21st century diagnostic equipment.

Smart Bandage Uses 5G to Confer With Your Doctor

Smart Bandage Uses 5G to Confer With Your Doctor So it’s no wonder scientists, including those at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science (ILS), are turning their focus to health tech.Researchers developed what BBC News called “smart bandages,” which can detect how a wound is healing and communicate with doctors.

New Prosthetic Arm Powered by Bluetooth and Brainwaves

New Prosthetic Arm Powered by Bluetooth and Brainwaves It needs a little help from Bluetooth, but the end result is a prosthetic controlled with the mind.Johan Baggerman from the Netherlands lost his left arm in a 2010 accident, but now he’s one of the first to get a click-on mind-controlled prosthetic.

Leeches are making a slimy comeback in modern medicine

Leeches are making a slimy comeback in modern medicine If you're in Russia, those little charges might include half a dozen slimy, slithering leeches.As Russia's economy tanks — due to a mix of low oil prices, sanctions, and military spending — the country's state-run medical system has also suffered.

This smart cap won't let you forget to take your medicine

This smart cap won't let you forget to take your medicine As long as your phone's Bluetooth is turned on, the cap and app pair the moment you unscrew the cap.“On average, people only take 50% of medicine,” said Pillsy Co-Founder and CEO Jeff LeBrun.

Learn how to open a brain up with this eerily realistic surgical simulator

Learn how to open a brain up with this eerily realistic surgical simulator Traditionally, young surgeons don't really get any trial and error sessions before they step into the operating room.It's kind of like learning to fly a plane without using the flight simulator.

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria Scientists from the University of Illinois have learned how to attach a molecular “key” to narrow-spectrum antibiotics, thereby making them much more effective.The LPS layer protects gram-negative bacteria from most antibiotics, but the University of Illinois team claims to have found a way to bypass it.

Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer The Data Science Bowl is one such program, and awarding its prize is a critical milestone in support of the Cancer Moonshot.The event assembled both the data science and medical communities to develop AI and other algorithms that can detect lung cancer, as MIT Technology Review reports, in competition for a privately bankrolled $1M prize.