If wearable medical technology wasn’t enough to throw your imagination into the blender, we may now be seeing the rise of ingestible medical technologies. In other words, swallowing tiny mechanical objects is no longer The Magic School Bus territory. Instead it’s a real-life medical industry that has just begun to explore its potential. WhatREAD MORE
Archives for February 2019
The Blood Test that Can Detect Cancer with 99% Accuracy
Slate published an article a few years ago entitled “Where Do the Millions of Cancer Research Dollars Go Every Year?” The article was an oncologist’s response to the question posed by the title, which was originally posed by a user on Quora. The article points out the staggering amount of cancer detection research dollars spentREAD MORE
Robotic Surgery a Reality
Believe it or not, surgery has been performed by robots since March of 1997. The robot’s name was Mona, after the Mona Lisa, and the surgery that she/it performed was a gallbladder operation. 21 years later, and progress has been strangely slow. As cited by General Surgery Today, experts blame this slowness on a numberREAD MORE
Could 2019 be the Year of Intermittent Fasting?
Medical News Today noted in its recent 2018 roundup, one of the site’s most popular topics was intermittent fasting diets. For those who are unfamiliar, an intermittent fasting diet is a diet that includes a regular fasting protocol, where the dieter abstains from all but fluids during a set period of time. And dieters areREAD MORE