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Current tech.: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: 23 hours ago

Current tech.: Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Gadgets

Spinal tap to determine severity of concussion

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/spinal-tap-test-gauges-sports-concussion-severity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160926

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Bone printing for grafts

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/09/print-demand-bone-could-quickly-mend-major-injuries

Full, free article, link, video from Science

Artificial pancreas for DM Type I approved

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm522974.htm

Press release from FDA

Good practices

Colonoscopy screening of low value ages 70-79

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2556139

Free text, figs., refs from Ann. int. med.

Less teen pregnancy in US

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db259.htm

Press release, linked cites., graphics from CDC

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Good things: Sept. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 15, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Med. tech this week: Sept. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 08, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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News from medicine: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 01, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

News from medicine: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

FTC: "Brain training" ads deceptive

https://www.statnews.com/2016/01/05/brain-training-lumosity/

Complete, free report, links from Stat

MRI in first trimester OK

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2547756

Full, free essay, linked cites., graphics from JAMA

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Technology now: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Technology now: Aug. 24-31

Ultrasound, the thalamus, and essential tremor

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1600159?query=TOC

Complete, free report, video, images from New Engl. j. med.

Will the bionic eye restore that Australian's vision?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830521-700-bionic-eye-will-send-images-direct-to-the-brain-to-restore-sight/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-2508-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Short, free note, links from New sci.

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Med. tech. news: Aug. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Technology now: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Modern medicine: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Modern medicine: Aug. 3-10

Thanks to 'net detective Glen Brasseur

Gizmos

What is "cupping" and is it effective?

http://mashable.com/2016/08/08/what-science-says-cupping-phelps-rio/?utm_campaign=mash-prod-synd-apple-all-full&utm_cid=mash-prod-synd-apple-all-full#Q6QJXXO_BaqQ

Free website, images, links from Mashable

MRI's aid in better prosthetic designs

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/3-d-printing-a-better-prosthetic/493661/

Complete, free report from The Atlantic

Chip to duplicate neuromuscular junction

http://news.mit.edu/2016/replicating-connection-between-muscles-and-nerves-0803

Full, free essay from MIT news

Skin patch monitors, relays body's alcohol level

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/flexible_wearable_electronic_skin_patch_offers_new_way_to_monitor_alcohol_l

Press release, images, links from UC/SD

Expendables

Hydrogel provides scaffold for breast tissue growth

http://wi.mit.edu/news/archive/2016/engineered-hydrogel-scaffolds-enable-growth-functioning-human-breast-tissue

Press release, image from Whitehead inst.

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Technology: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Technology: July 26-Aug. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Shawn Parcells

Gizmos

Prostectomies: surgeon or robot better?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/study-severe-birth-defects-not-lethal-docs-once-said?et_cid=5413891&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5413891&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fstudy-severe-birth-defects-not-lethal-docs-once-said%3fet_cid%3d5413891%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Free abstract from Lancet

Critics to FDA: nix the stomach drain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stomach-purging-weight-loss-device-draws-backlash-against-fda-approval/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160729

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Limitations of the breath/alcohol test

http://www.mphlastala.com/Breath.pdf

Complete, free report, graphic from Sci. and law

Expendable items

Don't eat raw cookie dough!

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/flour-recall-prompts-new-warning%E2%80%94dont-eat-dough-or-batter?et_cid=5422374&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5422374&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fflour-recall-prompts-new-warning%25E2%2580%2594dont-eat-dough-or-batter%3fet_cid%3d5422374%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story, link from R&D mag.

Fact sheet on fluoridation

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/general-oncology/fluoridated-water-fact-sheet/article/501189/

Full, free item from Oncol. nurse advis.

Condom use in zika areas

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6530e2.htm?s_cid=mm6530e2_e

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from MMWR

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Newest med. tech.: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Newest med. tech.: July 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Gizmos

Acupuncture: does it really work?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/research-casts-doubt-on-the-value-of-acupuncture/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160726

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

World congress on ultrasound in medical education

http://www.wcume.org/

Sept. 23-25; early bird registration July 31

Software flaws caused errors in fMRI readings

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2097734-thousands-of-fmri-brain-studies-in-doubt-due-to-software-flaws/

Complete, free report, links from New sci.

Brain training on computer: reduces Alzheimer?

https://www.statnews.com/2016/07/24/brain-training-cuts-dementia-risk/

Full, free story, links from Stat

Procedures

Patients at that Memphis clinic need HIV testing

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/officials-patients-dental-clinic-should-get-hiv-tests?et_cid=5412054&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5412054&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fofficials-patients-dental-clinic-should-get-hiv-tests%3fet_cid%3d5412054%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free item from R&D mag.

Failure of sexual abstinence model

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-blew-1-4-billion-on-abstinence-education-in-africa/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160719

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Troubles with tummy tucks

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-tummy-tucks-go-bad/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160719

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

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