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Monitoring Heart with an Apple's Smartwatch

There will soon be another way to monitor your heart—from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or ECG, this is how healthcare providers check the electrical signals in a patient's heart. To a layman, these are the squiggly lines across a monitor.

Development of Medical Devices for Pediatric Patients, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has awarded five grants totaling up to $6 million per year over the next five years to Pediatric Device Consortia (PDC) across the country that will provide advice and support services to innovators of children's medical devices. The program aims to enhance the development, production and distribution of pediatric medical devices and has awarded $37 million to various consortia since 2009.

Eye Damage Caused By Spaceflight Influenced By Weight

A study showed that heavy astronauts risk eye damage caused by space-flight. They all will be paying close attention to new research into a condition called spaceflight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS), which causes potentially damaging changes in the eye during spaceflight. The study was published in the American Journal of Physiology suggests the potential severity of the syndrome may be related to how much an astronaut weighs.