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Med. tech.: Jan. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tasting machine

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365421.html

Complete, free report, links, refs.: BioTechniq.

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Tech, news: Jan. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Practices

Rural US: greater mortality from 5 major causes

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0112-rural-death-risk.html

Full, free essay, links: MMWR

Recommendations for blood pressure in the elderly

http://annals.org/aim/article/2598413/pharmacologic-treatment-hypertension-adults-aged-60-years-older-higher-versus

Complete, free report, linked cites.: Ann. int. med.

Asthma: over diagnosed?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2598265

Free abstract: JAMA

Gizmos

Electroshock therapy: a history

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electroconvulsive-therapy-a-history-of-controversy-but-also-of-help/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170117

Full, free article, video, links: Sci. Am.

Handheld DNA duplicator

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/a-handheld-photocopier-for-dna/81253701?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170112

Complete, free report, images, video: GEN

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Med. tech. for the new year: Jan. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Cell line used for 100's of articles misidentified

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365105.html

Full, free article, ref.: Biotechniq.

New: blood test for prions

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-blood-tests-can-detect-prions

Complete, free report, links: Sci. news

Fabric mimics periosteum

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/01/researchers-model-smart-fabric-advanced-functional-materials-after-bone-tissue-periosteum?et_cid=5774471&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5774471&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free item, image from R&D mag.

Leave your earwax alone!

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/06/earwax-doctors-advice-ignored/

Full, free essay, links, images from STAT

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Holiday med. tech.: Dec. 16-Jan. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 16, 2016

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Practices

Restoring sight to some folks with surgery

http://www.seeker.com/breakthrough-surgery-restores-sight-to-people-with-eye-hemorrhages-2148565885.html

Full, free essay, video: Seeker

Where is the scientific evidence for flossing?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/opinion/sunday/flossing-and-the-art-of-scientific-investigation.html

Full free story: NY times

Omitting adverse effects from that article?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hidden-side-effects-medical-studies-often-leave-out-adverse-outcomes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170103

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

FDA: more control over med. diagnostics

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-fda-wants-more-control-over-some-lab-tests/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_

Full, free item: Sci. Am.

Gizmos

Baby teething toys can have hormone-disruptors

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-infants-endocrine-teethers-idUSKBN1442LZ

Full, free essay: Reuters

Marmosets provide model for cochlear implants

http://www.nature.com/news/pitch-aware-marmosets-provide-new-model-for-human-hearing-1.21140

Complete, free report, links, refs.: Nature

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Medicine: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 9, 2016

Medicine: Dec. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Dic Charge and Paul Blumstein

Common causes of death in the US

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/health/cause-of-death-by-county/

Full, free story, images from CNN

Stopping the bleeding during surgery

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/12/stopping-bleeding-better-hemostatic-device?et_cid=5708881&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5708881&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay from R&D mag.

Silly putty + grapheme, detect pulse

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/graphene-spiked-silly-putty-picks-up-human-pulse/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161209

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am..

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Today's technology: Dec. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 1, 2016
Updated: Friday, December 2, 2016
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Med. tech. news: Nov. 21-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, November 21, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Med. tech. news: Nov. 21-30

Thanks to 'net detective Frank Apodaca

Maternal flu and vaccine, autism related? Nope

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2587559

Complete, free report, linked cites., tables from JAMA

Does occupational therapy slow Alzheimer? Nope.

http://annals.org/aim/article/2588175/targeting-functional-decline-alzheimer-disease-randomized-trial

Free abstract from Ann. int. med.

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Autumn medicine: Nov. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 11, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Modern medicine: Nov. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, November 4, 2016
Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Modern medicine: Nov. 4-11

Breath test to diagnose diabetes

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/hand-held-breathalyzer-diagnosing-diabetes?et_cid=5669024&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5669024&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Brief, free piece from R&D mag.

Ice pack to diagnose myasthenia gravis

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1509523?query=TOC

Short, free item, images from New Engl. j. med.

Repairing the sickle cell gene

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gene-editing-crispr-idUSKBN13300A

Complete, free report from Reuters

Does donor milk help preemies' cognition?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2579868

Full, free article, linked cites., tables from JAMA

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Magnificent medicine: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 28, 2016
Updated: Friday, November 4, 2016

Magnificent medicine: Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Practices

Cholesterol test for one-year olds? Yep.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1602777

Free preview item, figs. from New Engl. j. med.

New gout management guidelines

http://annals.org/aim/article/2578528/management-acute-recurrent-gout-clinical-practice-guideline-from-american-college

Complete, free report, linked cites., tables from Ann. int. med.

Genotyping leads to some misdiagnoses

http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30463-3/pdf

Full, free pdf, linked cites., figs. from Mayo clinic proc.

Gizmos

Teflon coatings on in-plants reduces infections

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/creating-slippery-slope-surface-medical-implants?et_cid=5654442&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5654442&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Is cryotherapy effective?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-supercooling-the-body-an-effective-therapy/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20161101

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Electron microscopy now in color

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/11/first-multicolor-electron-microscopy-images-revealed?et_cid=5657702&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5657702&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story from R&D mag.

Artificial pancreas

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-artificial-pancreas-is-here/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161104

Full, free item, image from Sci. Am.

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