A walking app designed to assess and support physical activity in medical patients – in a simpler and more accessible way than many current methods – is being developed at the University of Strathclyde.
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Transforming super-sensitive touch sensors, engineers and medical researchers build a way to wirelessly monitor blood flow after surgery. A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, monitors the flow of blood through an artery. It is biodegradable, battery-free and wireless, so it is compact and doesn't need to be removed and it can warn a patient's doctor if there is a blockage.
Any alcohol use, regardless of the amount, leads to the loss of healthy life. This is according to findings of a new scientific study , which was recently published in the international medical journal, The Lancet .
Rising suicide rates and depression in US teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices be used to help to tech-age angst? The idea has sparked a race to develop apps that warn of impending mental health crises. Call it smartphone psychiatry or child psychology 2.0.
The body of knowledge about the human brain is growing exponentially, but questions big and small remain unanswered. Researchers have been using electrode arrays to map electrical activity in different brain regions to understand brain function. Until now, however, these arrays have only been able to detect activity over a certain frequency threshold.
A new technology developed in Barcelona overcomes this technical limitation, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz and paving the way for future brain-computer interfaces.
In recent years, a series of studies by the United Nations and World Bank applauded Bangladesh's efforts in curbing child mortality. In Asia, among the least developed and middle-income countries, words of praise were particularly reserved for Bangladesh.
According to Unicef, the UN children's emergency fund, Bangladesh has done an "outstanding job" of decreasing the rate of child mortality by almost 80% since 1990. The country also has a higher than average annual reduction in child mortality rate at 5.5%.
Sexually diverse people face challenges and there is a need to have more representative investigators to provide evidence for advocacy and planning interventions in Bhutan. This is according to a review conducted by a project coordinator with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Sonam Wangdi.
University of Arizona biomedical engineering professor Philipp Gutruf is first author on the paper, Fully implantable, optoelectronic systems for battery-free, multimodal operation in neuroscience research, published in Nature Electronics.
Doctors could get a head start treating cancer thanks to AI developed at the University of Surrey that is able to predict symptoms and their severity throughout the course of a patient's treatment.
Community action was found to be effective in bringing positive in reducing the harmful use of alcohol. This is according to a pilot study conducted by Mental Health Program in 2017 in Toetsho gewog, Trashiyangtse to reduce the harmful use of alcohol in rural communities.
That shiny new Apple Watch you got this holiday could potentially alert you to heart trouble you didn't know you had. The watch contains a simple electrocardiogram (ECG) that tracks your heart rhythm and can detect the presence of atrial fibrillation ("A-fib"), an irregular heartbeat that increases your risk for stroke and heart failure.