Cardiology

The sound of a broken heart

Physicians have been training to hear heart problems with stethoscopes for 200 years. Now engineers at Duke University are training computers hooked to the device's digital descendants to hear heart problems undetectable ...

Attention deficit disorders

The ADHD brain retrained

The cost of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be as high as EUR 7,000 per patient per year in the United Kingdom and some 4 million children suffer from the disorder in Europe. NEWROFEED has developed a ...

Cancer

Your teen is underestimating the health risks of vaping

Teens today are more reluctant to smoke cigarettes than their counterparts nearly three decades ago, according to a study released this summer. But parents should hold their collective sigh of relief. The study, carried out ...

Medical research

Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process

For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes: Cornell University scientists have created a microfluidic device that quickly corrals strong ...

Medical research

New innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, ...

Health

Recent increase in contraception use noted among U.S. teenagers

(HealthDay)—Among U.S. adolescents, there were increases in contraceptive use from 2007 to 2014, including dual-method use and long-acting reversible contraception, according to a study published in the August issue of ...

Cancer

New radiation technology raises a stir

Nothing less than a breakthrough. That's how researchers at UMC Utrecht see their MRI device with built-in irradiation. With this device, doctors can irradiate the tumour more accurately, because they can map the tumour tissue ...

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