The Difference Between Sunscreens in the U.S. vs Europe

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It is jokingly said that the United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language. What’s not so funny is the fact that the Brits—and other Europeans—use sunscreen considered superior to the lotions available in the U.S. To understand the difference it helps to have a little background in the science […]

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Allergy Treatment News

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While hay fever and other seasonal allergies can cause plenty of misery, peanut, egg, milk, and other food allergies can be deadly. This has prompted medical researchers to work diligently in developing new tests for food allergies.

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Recent Developments in Medtech

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Devices that use video technology to detect a person’s heart and breathing rate are nothing new but until recently such devices were only effective on brightly illuminated, light-skinned people. DistancePPG, developed by researchers at Rice University, is a video technology that compensates for different skin tones, patient movement, and whatever ambient lighting is available. The […]

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South By Southwest Medtech Expo Recap

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n 1987, a few frustrated alt-rockers decided to have a festival to celebrate their music which was largely ignored by mainstream America. They held the first South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. Organizers expected around 150 attendees—700 people showed up. Twenty-eight years later SXSW features films, music, interactive media, and commercial conferences catering […]

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Dense Breasts And Cancer Screening—What Women Need To Know

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Women’s breasts are made up of glandular tissue called lobules, which produce milk, and tiny tubes or ducts which carry the milk to the nipple. Breasts also have fibrous connective tissue and fatty tissue which give them their size and shape and hold the glandular tissue in place. Breasts with a lot of fibrous or […]

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The AAP’s Recent Reversal On Peanut Allergies

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The data on peanut allergies is often confusing. According to figures released in 2013 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), only 0.06 percent of people in the United States have peanut allergies. However, a 2008 study by Jaffe Food Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine claimed three times more Americans—1.4 […]

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Pioneering Technologies in Ophthalmology

By Jill | Medical Devices

There are numerous developments in ophthalmology in 2015 but perhaps none is as promising as the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System which deals with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative eye disease that causes deterioration in the part of the retina that turns light into vision. Often striking middle-aged victims, RP eventually leads […]

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The (virtual) Doctor Will See You Now

By Jill | Editorial

With billions of people using the Internet as a major source of information and communication, no one should be surprised that there is a growing number of doctors going digital. Armed with the latest tablet computers, smartphones, and medtech apps, virtual doctors are catching on with insurers, patients and employers.

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Can Healthcare Become Affordable?

By Jill | Editorial

It’s no secret that healthcare costs have been rising steadily for years and the numbers tell the story. Adjusted for inflation, Americans spent $75 billion for healthcare in 1970 and $2.6 trillion in 2010. And that number is expected to almost double by 2021, accounting for 20% of America’s Gross National Product—one-fifth of all economic […]

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The Doctor Will See You Now

By Jill | Medical Devices

Your smartphone remembers all your phone numbers and email addys, keeps track of your photographs, and delivers your favorite music and videos on demand. And your smart phone can be even smarter with a new generation of medtech apps that stand in for some of the diagnostic equipment previously found only in your doctor’s office. […]

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