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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

High-tech textiles – more than just clothes

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Photo: Special socks for diabetics [30/04/2015] High-tech textiles must fulfill a number of functions and meet many requirements. That is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC dedicated some major developing work to this most intriguing research area.High-tech textiles – more than just clothes - Read more

Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe

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Foto: Stamp with TTIP sign on it [22/04/2015] The Medical Devices Directive defines what constitutes a medical device. At the same time, it inspects and monitors. However, scandals in the medical technology industry keep causing uncertainty. They rekindled debate over the safety and transparency of medical devices and also triggered changes on an international level. As a result, new laws are needed more than ever.Medical Devices Directive: Inspected and still not safe - Read more

Computer model: How our livers will store fat

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Graphic: Liver [07/04/2015] Computer model developed to predict how 'T09' causes the liver to store fat could be used to predict liver fat storage for other drugs and conditions.Computer model: How our livers will store fat - Read more

Diagnosing infectious diseases at the point-of-care

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Photo: The LabDisc device from the DISCOGNOSIS project [01/04/2015] A new "lab-on-a-disc" technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour - allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives.Diagnosing infectious diseases at the point-of-care - Read more

Good bone, bad bone

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Photo: OsteoProbe indentation tool [26/03/2015] For people taking glucocorticoids such as prednisone, the increased risk of bone fracture is a well-documented side effect. Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases and allergies, glucocorticoids are known to cause rapid deterioration in bone strength. Scientists explore a new parameter of bone quality that measures strength instead of density.Good bone, bad bone - Read more

'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible

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Photo: Smart bandage [18/03/2015] Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. 'Smart bandage' detects bedsores before they are visible - Read more

Does my App look big in this?

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Photo: Woman holding a tablet [17/03/2015] The joint European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP) and MedTech Europe Working Party announced the launch of its Workshop Report and resulting “Roadmap for Medical Device Development in Europe.” Does my App look big in this? - Read more

How tablets and smartphones strain joints and muscles

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Photo: Man wearing a black suit with red light dots [12/03/2015] Spending hours on a computer or sending lots of text messages on a mobile phone can result in a stiff neck and sometimes even a strained thumb. Computer scientists in Saarbrücken have developed a procedure that simulates in a lifelike manner which muscles and joints are put under particular strain when using IT devices.How tablets and smartphones strain joints and muscles - Read more

Higher tumor rates by exposure to electromagnetic fields

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Photo: Puzzled woman stares at her mobile phone [09/03/2015] Electromagnetic fields stimulate the growth of tumors in mice. This is the result of a new study by researchers from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, which was commissioned by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection.Higher tumor rates by exposure to electromagnetic fields - Read more

Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched"

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Photo: Silicon model of the lung in a bluely lit water tank [09/03/2015] All swimmers know the unpleasant feeling when you breathe in at the wrong time and then have water enter into your windpipe. At best, it immediately triggers the cough reflex, which is intended to keep the water away from the airways and prevent suffocation. However, liquid in the lungs can also save people - especially if it allows them to breathe again.Lungs: "Liquid ventilation is still not sufficiently researched" - Read more

 
 

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