A new sprayable reagent has been developed by Japanese researchers that makes small tumours, typically missed by CT scans, visibly glow within minutes of being applied--making them easier to spot and remove during surgery.
In the next month, you're gonna shovel one hell of a lot of lunch (and pudding) down your throat, then collapse in a food-coma in front of the TV. But why does your huge meal make you feel like snoozing?
While skin grafts are an essential tool for treating severe burns, Avita Medical has developed a compact kit that grows replacement skin that can be sprayed on; which has resulted in faster healing and better cosmetic results in patient testing.
You probably shouldn't use it as a full-time replacement, but in-between regular checkups with your doctor you can use Philips' new Vital Signs Camera App with an iPad 2 to easily monitor your heart and breathing rates.
Insulin pumps can be an easier way to deal with type 1 diabetes, but only 20 to 30 per cent of the country who rely on insulin use them because they're usually not very discreet. The t:slim, however, looks as sleek as a smartphone, and even features a touchscreen UI so it's easier to carry and less conspicuous to use in public.
A pillow to the face is a good way to silence the snorer you sleep with. Unless you're the snorer. In that case you'd probably prefer to share a bed with Jukusui-kun, a robot polar bear that doubles as an intelligent pillow, gently waking you by tickling your face so you'll roll onto your side.
Australia isn't messing about in the war on smokers. It's passed legislation to remove all logos from cigarette packets sold in the country and will force makers to show photographs of diseases caused by smoking on the boxes.
Whether you're crammed into a trolley car or inching your way through crosstown gridlock, getting to and from your office can often be the worst part of the work day. Now, a new study suggests that some commutes aren't worth the cost to your health.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm not the best person to call if you happen to be bleeding and need help. I tend to succumb to gravity pretty quickly, which has also prevented me from being a generous donor. But I know I'm not alone, and in a continuing effort to find a reliable source for blood that doesn't require sticking people with needles, researchers at Edinburgh University have developed a new type of faux blood that could be ready for human testing in as little as two years.
The 'genetic revolution' is almost here and the NHS isn't ready. The cost of sequencing your DNA has dropped dramatically. Now with bespoke genetic screening, we have the ability to tailor treatments to the patient, battle cancer and rare disease.
We've heard this before -- mobile phones do/do not (delete where appropriate) cause cancer. I'm probably not in the minority in hoping it turns out to be on the 'do not' side. A large population study out of Copenhagen says they don't.
I'm young and dumb and partake in all kinds of illicit activities. It's part of growing up, right? But after seeing these pictures of what happens to a normal person if they kept living an unhealthy lifestyle? I'm now scared for my future.