Researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed a low-cost, single-use tattoo-like wearable that measures the user’s glucose levels. According to a release from the institution, this noninvasive technology will be at the center of a newly announced pilot clinical trial designed to test the accuracy and acceptability of the tattoos.
Recent doubts about traditional egg-based flu shots could mean more business for vaccines manufactured in cells. Protection against the dominant H3N2 flu strain offered by the coming season’s flu vaccine will still be far from optimal—putting it mildly. And that's thanks to the widely used manufacturing process based on eggs, a new study predicts.
A recent study of so-called 'white coat hypertension' finds that blood pressure readings taken at the doctor's office can be less accurate and more dangerous than readings taken at home with mHealth devices.
Use of an artificial pancreas is associated with better control of blood sugar levels for people with type 1 diabetes compared with standard treatment, finds a review of the available evidence published by The BMJ today.
To diagnose cancer, doctors use a bunch of complex examinations like an MRI, a CT scan, a biopsy or a lengthy blood test. Because of the sophisticated machines and equipment needed for these techniques and procedures, they are only conducted in the hospital setting. One startup is about to change this with its portable cancer-detecting device.
Capturing a patient’s experience outside the doctor’s office has been an ongoing struggle when it comes to treating Parkinson’s disease. But now a new smartphone app can now detect the severity of symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease remotely, according to a recent study published by JAMA.
Although inflammatory arthritis can be treated systemically, drugs are often injected directly into affected areas, particularly when the disease affects just one or a few joints. Problem is, injectable drugs are usually cleared quickly from the joint, limiting their effectiveness. A new delivery system could improve the efficacy and durability of arthritis treatments, as well as cut down on nasty side effects caused by systemic therapy.
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