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May 05, 2016
FDA announces rules that could upend e-cigarette industry
The federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the ...
May 04, 2016
Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in ...
April 28, 2016
Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps
Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage ...
April 13, 2016
Study: Brain implant lets paralyzed man regain use of hand
A paralyzed 24-year-old man has regained some use of his right hand, controlling it with signals relayed from electronic ...
April 05, 2016
Hackers broke into hospitals despite software flaw warnings
The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a ...
April 05, 2016
AP NewsBreak: MLB approves wearable technology
Wearable technology is coming to Major League Baseball. The sport's playing rules committee approved two devices for use ...
April 01, 2016
FDA: small risk of implant malfunction from medical scans
Patients with pacemakers, drug pumps and other medical devices face a very small risk of electrical malfunction when ...
March 29, 2016
MedStar paralyzed as hackers take aim at another US hospital
Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was ...
March 14, 2016
Smartphone 'voices' not always helpful in a health crisis
It can give you street directions or find the nearest deli, but how helpful is your smartphone's virtual voice in a health ...
March 14, 2016
First-ever dissolving heart stent gets FDA review
A disappearing medical implant will get a closer look from the Food and Drug Administration this week. The FDA meets on ...
February 29, 2016
Health groups aim to make medical records easier to access
Technology companies, hospital systems and doctors' groups have agreed to take steps to make electronic health records easier ...
February 18, 2016
Olympus settles with Japan whistleblower after 8-year battle
A corporate whistleblower's eight-year courtroom battle against Japanese medical device maker Olympus Corp. ended Thursday ...
January 19, 2016
Johnson & Johnson to cut about 3,000 jobs in medical devices
Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate ...
January 13, 2016
Report finds more infections from dirty scopes at hospitals
At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated ...
January 05, 2016
Health agency takes on advertising for electronic cigarettes
The nation's lead public health agency on Tuesday focused its attack on electronic cigarettes on the issue of advertising, ...
December 18, 2015
FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors
Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help reduce skin ...
December 17, 2015
Wearable heart device cleared for children with cardiac risk
Federal health officials have cleared a wearable heart-zapping device for children who are at risk of deadly irregular ...
November 13, 2015
FDA orders recall of machine used to clean medical scopes
Federal officials are ordering the recall of nearly 2,800 machines used to disinfect medical scopes. They blamed company ...
November 04, 2015
Virtual doctor visits offer convenience, lower costs
When you're coming down with a cold, there are a few items you typically reach for to start feeling better: cough drops, ...