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Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer

Single-Dose Radiation Found Effective for Prostate Cancer Iridium also has isotopes that are useful in cancer treatment — and especially in prostate cancer treatment.The results of a two-year study from Europe have come in, concerning the use of iridium-192 in single-dose radiation therapy for prostate cancer.

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn

New PillCam Uses Wireless Radio, CCD Cameras to Diagnose Heartburn While the FDA has provisionally approved the PillCam for use, they only allow it after a patient has experienced an unsuccessful endoscopy or colonoscopy.There are three versions of the device: the PillCam ESO, for the esophagus, the PillCam SB for the stomach, and the PillCam Colon for the lower GI tract.

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles

New Implants Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes Without Needles Another condition that has resisted the implant approach is type 2 diabetes.But type 2 diabetes is more related to insulin insensitivity than it is to failure to produce insulin in the first place.

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men's Health Diagnostics

Single-Use Microfluidics Could Boost Men's Health Diagnostics And we use microfluidics equipment to test for a huge variety of diagnostically important things, including antibodies, blood gases, blood chemistry, and even cancer cells.This is the field Theranos died on, because it claimed it could use just a few microliters of blood to conduct a whole battery of tests.

Drug Delivery Implants, Electrical Stimulation Can Manage Chronic Pain

Drug Delivery Implants, Electrical Stimulation Can Manage Chronic Pain Physicians have long been interested in approaches to chronic pain management that are less prone to abuse than traditionally prescribed medications.There’s a real problem growing in America, and new treatments for chronic pain could potentially address it, via drug delivery implant systems and intrathecal electrical stimulation.

Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Eliminate Lower Back Pain

Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Eliminate Lower Back Pain If your lower back hurts, you’re in good company.And for people who have pain doctors can’t explain or really treat, things can start looking pretty bleak.

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System

How IT Can Save Our Healthcare System In reality, the law is about health insurance reform, and curbing the steep rise of the federal government’s subsidizing of health care for our citizens.The US healthcare system is not behind in technology investment compared with other countries.

This 'temporary tattoo' could totally change health care

This 'temporary tattoo' could totally change health care But soon they could be life-changing.Right now, patients with chronic conditions have to suffer with stiff plastic sensors that don't breathe very well.

If You've Ever Played Football, You May Have Brain Damage

If You've Ever Played Football, You May Have Brain Damage A team analyzed the brains of 202 football players who had donated their bodies to science.In that sample, there were 111 NFL players and all but one showed severe brain damage.

Slug-Inspired Slime Could Fix Your Broken Heart

Slug-Inspired Slime Could Fix Your Broken Heart And it seems like we may be using something similar to fix people’s hearts down the line.Well, slug slime can stick to almost anything — regardless of moisture content.

Meet the people using fish antibiotics as a cheap alternative to American healthcare

Meet the people using fish antibiotics as a cheap alternative to American healthcare Her mother recommended she take fish antibiotics, and gave her a bottle that she'd purchased from a pet store.Wareham said went 10 years without insurance, and used fish antibiotics four times during that period to self-medicate.

Stem Cells May Functionally Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Stem Cells May Functionally Cure Type 1 Diabetes The disorder affects the immune system, causing it to recognize the cells that make insulin and attacks them.The auto-immune issue is still there, but the device can keep the cells alive long enough to be a cure in all but name.

What Really Causes Weight Gain As We Age/New Hormone Implicated In Age-Related Weight Gain

What Really Causes Weight Gain As We Age/New Hormone Implicated In Age-Related Weight Gain Scientists have discovered a possible connection between the body fat of menopausal women and some men and a hormone known as FSH, or follicle-stimulating hormone.Mone Zaidi, a professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan, was investigating whether the hormone could affect bone density.

Scientists Design Micromotor to Deliver Antibiotics

Scientists Design Micromotor to Deliver Antibiotics Many substances can kill bacteria, but they come with unacceptable side effects.Others simply lose their effectiveness in the human body or are difficult to deliver where they are needed.

Digital therapy toy for stroke patients lights up for a game of whack-a-mole

Digital therapy toy for stroke patients lights up for a game of whack-a-mole For stroke survivors, relearning to use one's arms and fingers can be a long process with tedious exercises, while they get back on the road to normal life.Check it out in action: Pegboards are a commonly used therapy procedure for patients suffering from neurological trauma such as a stroke, spinal cord injury or brain injury.

Pacemakers Recalled Over Cybersecurity Risks, Put The Fix in Your Chest, Now!

Pacemakers Recalled Over Cybersecurity Risks, Put The Fix in Your Chest, Now! The Food and Drug Administration recently recalled 465,000 Abbott pacemakers due to concerns over potential cyber (heart) attacks, according to NBC.The affected state-of-the-art pacemakers include the Accent, Anthem, Accent MRI, Accent ST, Assurity, and Allure.