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Contraceptives via Internet

...sed as consumers and ordered various contraceptive devices from Web sites located with commonly used search engines. The team found that male and female condoms, vaginal sponges and diaphragms were widely available. From Web sites based outside the US, the researchers were able to purchase oral contracepti...

Alerts for safety of heart device

Heart devices may go wrong sometimes.There has been a rise in the number of safety warnings concerning devices that regulate the heart rhythm. Many depend on either a pacemaker or an implantable defibrillator t...

FDA approves new device to treat women's bleeding disorder

...an use one of a handful of outpatient FDA-approved devices that destroy the endometrium by freezing or heatin...energy. The company said it will begin selling the devices to gynecologists in mid-November....

Lancing tumours into the body

...ick chunk of beef steak in 20 seconds. Because the devices are so small, Ishiyama says they could be injected...dy magnetically.Inside the body, Ishiyama says the devices could carry drugs to the sites of infection. His latest prototype is even armed with a tiny metal sp...

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...ists at Oral Scan Systems, a New York-based health devices company, a dentist who finds an area of concern runs a small round brush - similar to a mascara wand over the suspicious lesion. “The bristles are like those on a toothbrush,” Greenberg said. “They can penetrate and get a better sampling of cells t...

Defibrillators saving lives but price is an issue

Surgically implanting the heart-shocking devices known as defibrillators in people who have had hea...y is the first to test the preventive use of these devices in people without apparent rhythm problems, but whose hearts are so scarred from heart attacks that ...

Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...d devices, del Zoppo said he doubts such low power devices actually improve the recanalization rate of clot-b... temptation, he said, will be to use more powerful devices "and that's where safety becomes an issue." He noted researchers in Germany and in Oregon tried put...

Smart Plastic As Surigical Thread

...when inserted into the body. One they warm up, the devices change to form the appropriate implant. He said t...he material could be used to make vascular stents, devices that hold open blocked arteries to allow easy blood flow. Stents made of thermoplastic polymer mater...

Heart patients should play Golf

..., pulling their own golf cart and wearing portable devices to assess their oxygen uptake. On average, those with heart disease worked at 57 per cent of the capacity, while healthy men worked at only 40 per cent (and needed to supplement the golf with something a little more strenuous to get the full cardiova...

Injection supports Heart Devices

...her than a pulsing one. The advantage over similar devices is smaller size and less noise. Researchers felt that the smaller size seems to have reduced the incidence of thromboembolism, or a blood clot that moves through the blood stream before blocking an artery. Researchers studied 20 patients who used th...

Type of inhaler used in asthma treatment crucial

... compared with the traditional "press and breathe" devices more commonly prescribed by doctors. Professor Da...udy, said that there are a wide variety of inhaler devices available for the delivery of medication into the lungs and using the correct inhaler was crucial. H...

Sense of smell impaired in alcoholics

...s. They used "Sniffin' Sticks", which are pen-like devices that dispense odour, to test each nostril at a time.// The subjects were tested for odour threshold (sensitivity), the lowest concentration of an odour where a faint presence is reliably detected, the ability to distinguish between smells and the abi...

Tech Wizards turn to build Anti-SARS gadgets.

...ts. The new set of devices, christenedas Anti-SARS devices and gadgets. The gadgets are aweapon to fight the epidemic that is crippliong ourworld. Many such creation were unveiled at the Beijingtrade fair recently.// A nifty and extremely popular gadget is the spit bag.Priced at a tenth of a yuan, the bag...

Brain Temperature Tunnel dicovered

...ires, as well as ultrasound or infrared waves. The devices for measuring brain temperature, he says, are non-... of nurse intervention. Important purposes for the devices include detection and prevention of heatstroke and heat illness...

Wearable Body Monitoring

...act, and,one belives that wearable body monitoring devices will be the next big change with significant behavioral improvements. Researchers are currently involved in a project to determine what effect a wearable monitoring device will have on helping people lose weight.The armband will measure a person’s ...

Vibrating Insoles could Help Balance

...an $1.5 billion. Thus researchers say noise-based devices such as the randomly vibrating insoles may eventually help elderly people walk with better balance. This would be an important advance if it could reduce the number of falls....

How Safe is Air Travel For Heart Patients

... -- such as the effects of air travel and security devices on implantable automatic defibrillators and pacemakers, the need for preflight screening, and the potential for in-flight deep vein thrombosis, a dangerous blood clot that can arise in the leg when air travelers sit for too long. Based on their find...

Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate

...rt attack.// Researchers randomly placed AEDs -- devices capable of shocking the heart back to normal during a heart attack -- in nearly 1,000 shopping malls, apartment complexes, and other public places in 24 communities in North America. More than 19,000 volunteers in these communities were then trained ...

Futuristic devices are here to take care of dental problems

...k to some very innovative and original dental care devices that will be on display there. The convention is also one of the largest exhibitions of oral care products in North America. The showcase of products from 46 countries will include flavored toothpastes, toothbrushes that automatically dispenses toot...

Strong emotions can cause heart problems

...ovascular disease with the implanted defibrillator devices to keep the records of their emotions. The implanted devices can detect abnormalities in the heartbeats and can deliver electric shocks to get the heart back int...

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