It is neither science fiction nor scientific fact. Still, research is progressing that would allow us to make our brains see and feel things that they do not actually experience. Scientists have even discovered how to manipulate the brain into seeing pictures we do not physically see, and even eliminating uncomfortable sensations such as pain.
Hemospray, a new device that is supposed to control certain types of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, has been approved for marketed by the Food & Drug Administration.
Described as an aerosolized mineral-blend spray, Hemospray is applied during an endoscopic procedure.
Here’s the dilemma. New surveys show that mobile device initiatives play a major role in enhancing patient satisfaction at healthcare facilities. Yet, more widespread use of mobile devices could lead to major security issues. Read More
A new method to help combat and control opioid addiction, while reducing the chances of relapse, has been developed by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Epharmix, a digital health firm. It utilizes automated text messages and phone calls to patients under opioid addiction treatment.
Telemedicine is growing at a rapid pace. Consider these stats: almost 15 million Americans receive some kind of remote care every year. And an estimated $1 billion annually is being invested in “on-demand health services.” The question is: has our ability to generate technological innovation getting ahead of our capability of making the best use of these developments.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have come up with a control algorithm that enables those with prosthetic arms to feel a consistent level of sensation. The functionality of this concept involves the use of electrodes placed on the skin at a prosthetic limb’s interface.
An article published in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery references a new device, worn like a visor, that can pick up emergent large-vessel occlusion in patients with suspected stroke: with up to 92 percent accuracy.
While physician house calls to patients were once routine, they are now considered a rarity. Yet a group called Doctors to You is attempting to change accessibility to home healthcare through house calls.