Category Archives: Medical Advancements

The Power of Will

Take a chunk of your day to read this incredible special report written in the Boston Globe that shows the true progress of medicine: The Power of Will

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Boston Children’s & GE team up

Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital have revealed that the MRIs of children’s brains are often misread. Dr. Richard Robertson, radiologist-in-chief at Children’s told the Boston Globe that most MRIs of children’s brains are done in community hospitals where they do … Continue reading

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Research on what triggers allergies

About 50 million Americans have allergies. According to the 2014 National Health Survey, approximately 10 percent of children have hay fever, 12 percent have skin allergies, and 5 percent have food allergies. And yet, until now, allergy treatments haven’t changed … Continue reading

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The C-Brace that created “Iron Will”

Earlier this month, I discussed the progress being made in prosthetics and yesterday our class briefly looked over a relevant multimedia feature in The Boston Globe. Not only is this feature journalistically impressive with its photography, writing, and graphics, but … Continue reading

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Delayed clinical trials for “smart” contact lenses

Photo (cc) Novartis AG Novartis took back its 2016 date for testing its autofocus contact lens on people, reported Reuters. Verily Life Sciences, a sector of Google, partnered with Alcon, a division of Novartis to develop this groundbreaking product two … Continue reading

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Diabetes tech free of charge

I have talked about diabetes before – both in terms of technology and cost – but every day it seems to be a greater topic of discussion and research. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, it is … Continue reading

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One step closer to prosthetics that can feel

“Imagine being in an accident that leaves you unable to feel any sensation in your arms and fingers. Now imagine regaining that sensation, a decade later, through a mind-controlled robotic arm that is directly connected to your brain.” That was … Continue reading

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