Health

FDA to overhaul long-criticized medical device system

U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical ...

Surgery

Breast implant injuries hidden as patients' questions mount

To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually—a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant ...

HIV & AIDS

Mobile health has power to transform HIV/AIDS nursing

The abundance of personal smartphones in southern African countries got University of Washington professor Sarah Gimbel thinking: What if these phones were used by front-line health workers—namely nurses—to collect and ...

Neuroscience

Yes, GPS apps make you worse at navigating – but that's OK

Many of us have had the experience of arriving in an unfamiliar city and needing to get to a specific destination – whether it's checking in at a hotel, meeting a friend at a local brewery, or navigating to a meeting on ...

Medical research

Bringing artificial limbs to patients who need them

After Johnny Matheny lost his left arm to cancer in 2008, he was determined to find a worthy replacement. But he eventually had to choose between giving up on available prosthetic arms, which were uncomfortable and caused ...

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