Tag Archives: Clinical medicine

06Nov/17

Speech analyser could tell if you’re too tired to drive

Speech scientists are developing a system that can monitor fatigue levels by looking for signs of tiredness in the voice, with plans for its initial use by heavy construction vehicle drivers. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Preservative in personal care products may be causing eczema

A growing number of people are getting painful skin allergies, and it’s all thanks to a chemical found in everyday personal products. Continue reading

08Feb/17

Electronic nose sniffs out diseases on a patient’s breath

A “NaNose” device which can diagnose 17 diseases, including cancer and Parkinson’s, based on ‘smelling’ a patient’s breath paves the way for quick, non invasive and affordable early detection according to its Israeli developers. Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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04Oct/16

Cyber bug in J&J’s insulin pump

Johnson & Johnson is warning users of a cyber security bug in one of its insulin pumps that could allow a hacker to overdose diabetic patients, Reuters has learned. Fred Katayama reports.
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05Mar/16

Children fall sick in squalid conditions of Greece-Macedonia border camp

Migrants at the Greece-Macedonia border queue for hours to have their sick children examined by medics, as aid agencies warn that squalid conditions are taking their toll on the makeshift camp’s vulnerable residents.

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10Feb/16

Care and Cure: Engineering the future of diabetes treatment

Researchers are making significant advances that could change the way diabetes is treated and ultimately cured. Ben Gruber reports.
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07Dec/15

First penis transplant in the United States to be performed within a year

Surgeons at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are hoping to within a year perform the first penis transplant in the United States on a young soldier injured by a bomb explosion in Afghanistan, the New York Times reported.
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