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Gadgets du jour: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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Summer gizmos: July 5-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thanks to web detective Heather Cutler

Advances in dementia diagnosis

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/16/brain-scanning-could-improve-dementia-diagnosis-two-thirds-patients/

Full, free item, images, links, video: Telegraph

What about those DNA testing kits?

http://www.radiolab.org/story/funky-hand-jive/

Free Q&A: Radiolab

FDA looking into problematic stem cell clinics

https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/09/stem-cell-fda-hearing/

Complete, free report, links: STAT

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Independent gadgets: June 29-July 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Air pollution and mortality in the US

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1702747?query=TOC

Free abstract, images: New Engl. j. med.

Deep-brain stimulations adjusts by the moment

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/06/closed-loop-deep-brain-stimulation-adjusts-levels-match-patient-needs-real-time?et_cid=6009099&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6009099&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: R&D mag.

Radiofrequency for lower back pain? Nope.

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2635632

Free abstract: JAMA

Microneedle array for vaccinations

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/getting-flu-shot-could-soon-be-easy-sticking-band-aid

Complete, free report, image, links: Sci. news

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Gadgets of summer: June 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gizmos

Flexible, wearable electronics in horizon

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261917307420

Free abstract: App. energy

Providing muscle feel" or proprioception to amputees

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/06/new-tech-helps-amputees-feel?et_cid=6003783&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=6003783&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

Electroacupuncture, stress incontinence in women

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2633916

Free abstract: JAMA

Virtual reality improves health care 5 ways

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/06/five-ways-virtual-reality-improving-healthcare?et_cid=5999871&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5999871&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, links: R&D mag.

Practices

Teen contraceptive use up, pregnancies down

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/teen-pregnancies-down-as-more-adolescents-use-contraception/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170627

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Recombinant flu vaccine in older folks

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1608862?query=TOC

Free abstract: New Engl. j. med.

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New medicine: June 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Gizmos

1967: light v infant's jaundice

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/1967-researchers-saw-light-jaundice-treatment

Free brief note, linked cites.: Sci. news

Blood test for radiation poisoning

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/detecting-radiation-exposure-with-a-blood-test/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170620

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Non-invasive, deep-brain stimulation

http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(17)30584-6

Free abstract: Cell

Practices

Physical therapy, yoga: outcomes similar

http://annals.org/aim/article/2633222/yoga-physical-therapy-education-chronic-low-back-pain-randomized-noninferiority

Free abstract: Ann. int. med.

Smoking decline greatest with more education

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/americas-new-tobacco-crisis-the-rich-stopped-smoking-the-poor-didnt/2017/06/13/a63b42ba-4c8c-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html?utm_term=.6e41affaa9a6

Complete, free report, graphic: Washington post

 

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Technical June: June 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 9, 2017
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June tech: June 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 1, 2017

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May tech.: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thanks to web detective Melaney Birdsong Farr

Frequency of Alzheimer disease by US county

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6620a1.htm?s_cid=mm6620a1_e

Complete, free report, images, tables, refs: MMWR

Thinking about death

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/05/what-good-is-thinking-about-death/394151/

Full, free essay, links: Atlantic

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Gizmos: May 11-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Paul Blumstein, Kevin Patton, and Pat Bowne

Bad stats

Increasing maternal mortality in US

https://www.propublica.org/article/die-in-childbirth-maternal-death-rate-health-care-system

Full, free article, links, video, images: ProPublica

Leading causes of death amongst adolescents worldwide

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/yearly-adolescent-deaths/en/

Free website, tables: WHO

Gizmos

Cheaper new emersion lens

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00717

Short, free item, images, links: Nano let.

3-D printed mouse ovaries: female has litter

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/16/15646230/mouse-3-d-printing-ovary-health-fertility-bioengineering

Full, free piece, links: Verge

Procedures that work

Biomarker for Alzheimer in saliva

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/diagnosing-alzheimer-s-using-saliva-biomarkers/81254373?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20170520

Full, free item, link: GEN

Glue from mussels heals faster

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130806-mussel-gloop-can-be-used-to-make-wounds-knit-without-any-scars/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2017-1805-GLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links: New sci.

Micro-bubbles and genes to treat broken bones

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/05/microbubbles-and-gene-therapy-help-heal-broken-bones?et_cid=5960711&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5960711&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f05%2fmicrobubbles-and-gene-therapy-help-heal-broken-bones%3fet_cid%3d5960711%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story, images: BiosciTech.

Wearable parkinsonism treatment

https://www.rdmag.com/videos/2017/05/microsoft-unveils-wearable-device-help-parkinsons-symptoms?et_cid=5948905&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5948905&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, video: R&D mag.

Not such great news

What the radium women did

https://www.buzzfeed.com/authorkatemoore/the-light-that-does-not-lie?utm_term=.slyeR7pOv#.jwXyVaMed

Complete, free report, images, ref.: BuzzFeed

Gone with the buggy-whip: old medicine

http://theconversation.com/five-bloodcurdling-medical-procedures-that-are-no-longer-performed-thankfully-75818

Full, free essay, links, image: Conversation

Lead testing may be faulty

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm558769.htm

Full, free notice: FDA

 

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Gadgets in May: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017
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