Posts Tagged "Medical"

Need to lose weight? Install a stomach pump

Need to lose weight? Install a stomach pump

There’s good news and bad news in the fight against morbid obesity. The good news is that there is a new approach to surgical weight-loss which is far less invasive than conventional operations. The bad news is how it works. Gastric restriction and gastric bypass are existing surgical methods to…

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LifeBot 5 combines telemedicine essentials in one device

LifeBot 5 combines telemedicine essentials in one device

While people such as emergency medical technicians and army medics are true lifesavers, there are times when they could benefit from the resources or expertise of a hospital-based physician. That’s where all-in-one portable telemedicine units like the LifeBot 5 come into play. Although the device isn’t the only one of…

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Inexpensive card-sized device runs 50 blood tests in seconds

Inexpensive card-sized device runs 50 blood tests in seconds

Ordinarily, when medical clinicians are conducting blood tests, it’s a somewhat elaborate affair. A full vial of blood must be drawn, individual portions of which are then loaded into large, expensive machines such as mass spectrometers. The results are usually quite accurate, but they’re not instantaneous, and require the services…

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DARPA foam fights internal bleeding

DARPA foam fights internal bleeding

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a foam that can be injected into the body cavities of battlefield wounded to protect them from internal abdominal bleeding. The agency hopes that when perfected, the foam will help the wounded to survive the critical minutes needed to transport them…

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