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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Brain Prevents Anxiety by Suppressing Perception of Heartbeat 
Not being aware of the pulse of our heart might prevent anxiety, EPFL scientists found. Our heart is constantly beating yet we normally do not feel it. It turns out that our brain is capable of filtering out the cardiac...
May 4, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Smartphone Apps Helping in the Emergency Room to Make Decisions
The concept of shared decision-making in healthcare is making its way from physician offices into emergency rooms as hospitals look to become more patient-friendly. Mobile apps are helping to accelerate the shift. A piece in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday examined this...
May 2, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Samsung App Helping Premature Babies Hear Parents Voice
For babies, the sound of their mother’s voice isn’t just comforting — it can be the key to healthy brain development. That’s not easy to manage for premature babies stuck in incubators, though, and Samsung thinks smartphones might help out. Its...
May 2, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Doppler ultrasound headset performs well at spotting sports-related concussion
VANCOUVER – A new transcranial Doppler platform that analyzes subtle changes in the cerebral blood flow waveform performed well in detecting sports-related concussion in a cohort study of 238 Los Angeles high school athletes. The investigational headset device was able...
May 2, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Improved Healthcare Worker Eye Protection Can Help Reduce System Occupational Infection Risk
TIDI Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of clinically differentiated, single-use, infection-prevention products, today cited the presentation of important scientific research at the annual meeting of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) in San Antonio, Texas. IAHCSMM...
April 28, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Abbott Labs Intends to Spend $19.3 Billion to Buy St. Jude Medical
Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake in cardiovascular care. Shares of North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott plunged, while St. Jude soared Thursday...
April 28, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Each Hour of Sedentary Time Linked to Increased Coronary Artery Calcium
One reason being sedentary is so bad for health may be that it promotes “hardening” of the arteries with calcified deposits, a new U.S. study suggests. Research with middle-aged volunteers found that each additional hour of sedentary time was linked...
April 27, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies Takes Off 
Although the convenience of having packages delivered directly to our doors within hours of purchase is still a ways away, on-demand delivery of medical supplies is becoming a reality. Earlier this month, Google was awarded a patent for a dispatch...
April 27, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
First paralyzed person to be ‘reanimated’ offers neuroscience insights
A quadriplegic man who has become the first person to be implanted with technology that sends signals from the brain to muscles — allowing him to regain some movement in his right arm hand and wrist — is providing novel insights about...
April 26, 2016
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