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Tech. today: Oct. 18-25

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

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Current gadgets: Oct. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 12, 2017
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New technology: Oct. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 5, 2017
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Medical procedures: Sept. 27-Oct. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Gadgets

Smart tattoo monitors health

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/10/smart-tattoo-monitors-health?et_cid=6119158&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=6119158&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

"Sniff" test predicts Alzheimer within 5 years

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/sniff-test-predicts-dementia-developing-within-five-years/81254988?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=02&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170929

Full, free article, image, link to original abstract: GEN

First robotic microsurgery

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/10/worlds-first-super-microsurgery-operation-robot-hands?et_cid=6118417&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6118417&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: R&D mag.

10 second HIV diagnosis on smartphone

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-11887-6

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: Sci. rep.

Steering wheel ECG rats out sleepy driver

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/09/novel-steering-wheel-tech-uses-ecg-detect-drowsy-drivers?et_cid=6114331&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6114331&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: R&D mag.

Dubious practices

Reusing syringes? It happens

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196655317306806?showall%3Dtrue%26via%3Dihub&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=4873271e8d-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-4873271e8d-149927409

Short, free item: Am. j. infect. contr.

Placenta eating?

https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/news/20170929/study-questions-practice-of-placenta?ecd=soc_tw_170929_cons_news_studyquestionspracticeofplacentaeating&linkId=100000001252610#1

Full, free essay, links: MedMD

Artificial organs sometime implanted without permission

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2149178-artificial-organs-used-in-operations-without-approval-for-humans/

Complete, free report, links: New sci.

Procedures and practices

Safe/Non-safe abortions worldwide

https://www.statnews.com/2017/09/27/abortion-safety-worldwide/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=b9dd23efbd-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-b9dd23efbd-149927409

Complete, free report, graphic: STAT

He was born with, literally, half a heart

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/46008228#/46008228/32

Full, full article: Main gate

States battle over donated liver policies

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-states-clash-over-donated-liver-policy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-10-02_more-stories

Full, free article, links: Sci. Am.

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Fall gadgets: Sept. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 22, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and Heiko Heisermann

Diagnostics

Multiple gene test superior to APOE E4 for Alzheimer

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.25029/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+7th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+08.00+EDT+%2F+13.00+BST+%2F+17%3A30+IST+%2F+20.00+SGT+and+Sunday+8th+Oct+from+03.00+EDT+%2F+08%3A00+BST+%2F+12%3A30+IST+%2F+15.00+SGT+to+06.00+EDT+%2F+11.00+BST+%2F+15%3A30+IST+%2F+18.00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.+Apologies+for+the+inconvenience+caused+.

Free abstract: Ann. neurol.

STD's more frequent than ever

https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats16/toc.htm?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d6b1a5304b-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-d6b1a5304b-149927409

Complete, free report, tables, links: MMWR

Frequency of cervical cancer screening

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6637a4.htm?s_cid=mm6637a4_w&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=4ba8248319-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-4ba8248319-149927409

Full, free story, graphics: MMWR

Gizmos and practices

$200 million for junk medical science?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/09/26/uc-irvine-under-scrutiny-taking-200-million-school-health-couple-some-say-back-junk?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=b7e0ab73a9-DNU20170926&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-b7e0ab73a9-199141673&mc_cid=b7e0ab73a9&mc_eid=23de6ef3ce

Full, free essay, links: Inside hi. ed.

More frequent blood donation OK

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)31928-1/fulltext?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=8929e5928e-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-8929e5928e-149927409

Complete, free report linked cites., figs.: Lancet

Nanofoam in helmets to detect concussions

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10439-017-1910-9

Free abstract: Ann. biomed. engineer.

Stress for nurses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nurse-burnout-health-care_us_59c2b4a7e4b06f93538bfada?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__092117&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__092117+CID_129256e68c1f035ee41488a8a664fea6&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=nurses burn out&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__092117

Full, free report, links: Huffpost

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Summer's last gadets: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Anthony Friscia, A.J. Petto, Kevin Patton, and Joann Dougherty

Not so happy

Romans, mosquito-borne germs, and blood donation ban

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/outbreak-of-mosquito-borne-disease-halts-blood-donation-in-rome/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-09-19_more-stories

Full, free essay: Sci. Am.

What lurks in your food?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/nano-sized-additives-1.3294135

Complete, free report, links: CBC

Better thoughts

It detects impending asthma attacks

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/09/wearable-iot-device-predicts-asthma-attack-it-happens?et_cid=6104014&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6104014&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

Controlling someone else's arm

https://www.ted.com/talks/greg_gage_how_to_control_someone_else_s_arm_with_your_brain

Free video: YouTube

Signs, treatment for heart attacks

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/ss/slideshow-heart-attack?ecd=soc_tw_170913_cons_ss_heartattack&linkId=100000001083417

Free slideshow: WebMD

Alternative to cremation for human remains

https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2017/09/20/want-to-cut-your-carbon-footprint-get-liquefied-when-youre-dead/

Full, free essay, images, links: KQED

 

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September's gizmos: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 7, 2017

Practices

Blood samples flown by drone thru AZ heat: 200km+

https://academic.oup.com/ajcp/article/doi/10.1093/ajcp/aqx090/4104555/Drone-Transport-of-Chemistry-and-Hematology?guestAccessKey=92d16852-e806-4992-80c9-fc57118974f7&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=ec12d9db57-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-ec12d9db57-149927409

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: Am j. clin. path.

Trends in US stroke mortality

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6635e1.htm?s_cid=mm6635e1_e

Full, free account, graphics, refs.: MMWR

Faulty DNA forensics?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/04/nyregion/dna-analysis-evidence-new-york-disputed-techniques.html

Full, free essay, links: NY times

Brain imaging for chronic pain lawsuits? Nope

http://www.nature.com/nrneurol/journal/vaop/ncurrent/pdf/nrneurol.2017.122.pdf

Full, free pdf, links, images, refs.: Nature

What is liquid cremation?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dissolve-the-dead-controversy-swirls-around-liquid-cremation/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170907

Full, free story: Sci. Am.

Gizmos

Soluble electronic medical devices

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/09/new-electronic-medical-devices-dissolve-water?et_cid=6087320&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=6087320&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: R&D mag.

Device to detect concussions

http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/09/06/pupilscreen-aims-to-allow-parents-coaches-medics-to-detect-concussion-brain-injuries-with-a-smartphone/

Press release, video, images, links: U. Washington

Wearable monitors follow body variables

https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15894

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: Nature

 

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Tech today: Aug. 30-Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, September 2, 2017
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August technology: Aug. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 25, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Not such good ideas

Vaginal seeding a bad idea

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1471-0528.14792/full

Complete, free report: Brit. j. obst. gynecol.

Abstain from abstinence education: ineffective

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/23/545289168/abstinence-education-is-ineffective-and-unethical-report-argues

Full, free essay, links: NPR

Wearing compression stockings too long

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2017/bcr-2017-220958.full

Short, free note, linked cites., image: BMJ case rep.

Good ideas

Breast feeding v endometriosis

http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3778

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

Jaundice, liver, pancreas function detection: smart phones

https://ubicomplab.cs.washington.edu/pdfs/biliscreen.pdf

Full, free pdf, linked cites., figs.: Proc. ACM

Gene therapy approved in US

https://www.dddmag.com/article/2017/08/historic-approval-first-gene-therapy-us?et_cid=6077702&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6077702&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: Drug discov. & develop.

 

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Tech moves on: Aug. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 17, 2017

Diagnosing early dementia

Retinal scan looking for early sign of Alzheimer

http://insight.jci.org/articles/view/93621?key=8ffdb3ae9fa891

Full, free essay, linked cites., figs.: JCI insight

Learning test to detect early dementia

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/alzheimer-s-spotted-early-through-machine-learning-technique/81254813?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170816

Complete, free report: GEN

More gizmos and practices

Combating SIDS: proper position for sleeping babies?

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/08/17/peds.2017-0596

Complete, free report, linked cites, graphics: Pediatrics

Regenerative medicine and biomaterials

https://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/08/bio-inspired-materials-give-boost-regenerative-medicine?et_cid=6065908&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6065908&et_rid=54713780&linkid=https%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f08%2fbio-inspired-materials-give-boost-regenerative-medicine%3fet_cid%3d6065908%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay: Biosci. Tech.

Type II diabetics: watching for hypoglycemia

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2649265?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=4029aa90bb-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-4029aa90bb-149927409

Free abstract: JAMA

Tracking diabetes' progress

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/08/biochemical-fingerprints-reveal-diabetes-progression?et_cid=6066645&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6066645&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free item: R&D mag.

Handheld device for blood analyses

http://bioengineering.illinois.edu/news/article/23435

Press release, links: U. Ill/U-C

Map finds early sign of foot ulcers

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/08/smart-mat-detects-early-warning-signs-foot-ulcers?et_cid=6061766&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6061766&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

A good gadget: Not so much

Detox device? Nope

https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/23/bridge-opioid-detox-marketing/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=a944708b3b-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-a944708b3b-149927409

Complete, free report, links: STAT

Most people have problems with contact lenses

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6632a2.htm?s_cid=mm6632a2_w&utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=1065a8b8bd-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-1065a8b8bd-149927409

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