• artificial intelligence May 3, 2022 12:06 am

    AI Technology Can Predict Life-Threatening Heart Trouble, Researchers Say

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed artificial intelligence technology that may be able to assess a patient’s risk of sudden cardiac death, which is when the heart abruptly stops beating. Sometimes, modern medicine isn’t enough to help keep us healthy. The Johns Hopkins University researchers said artificial intelligence can help accurately predict if and when someone’s heart will stop beating...

  • Cancer December 9, 2021 4:22 pm

    How Scalp Cooling Can Help Cancer Patients Reduce Hair Loss

    Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment that can make patients feel self-conscious or uncomfortable. But scalp cooling technology can help some patients, users and doctors say. News4’s Megan McGrath reports.

  • Donald Trump November 27, 2018 8:36 pm

    US Goal to Be ‘First' on Devices Worries Former Regulator

    Dr. Jeffrey Shuren was adamant: The United States would never cut corners to fast-track the approval of medical devices. “We don’t use our people as guinea pigs in the U.S.,” Shuren said, holding firm as the new director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s medical devices division. Again and again in 2011 — four times in all — Shuren...

  • VMS April 17, 2018 10:28 pm

    GW Transplant Institute Offers Hope With Difficult Cases

    The Transplant Institute at George Washington University Hospital helps people with especially complicated cases. News4’s Doreen Gentzler shows what the medical technology offers and how the institute changed the lives of a local couple.

  • Arizona March 20, 2018 5:36 pm

    Judge Temporarily Blocks New Mississippi 15-Week Abortion Ban

    A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks’ gestation — the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The law took effect as soon as Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed it Monday. The state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, quickly sued the state, arguing the law is unconstitutional...

  • Arizona March 9, 2018 1:33 am

    Mississippi Passes Law Banning Abortion After 15 Weeks

    Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday passed what would be the nation’s most restrictive abortion law, making the procedure illegal in most cases after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The state’s only abortion provider pledged to sue, and the attorney general said he expected a tough legal battle ahead. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Legislature appeared not only to expect, but to encourage such...

  • United States September 30, 2016 6:36 pm

    Experts Looked Inside Mylan's Upgraded EpiPen

    With Congress trying to figure out Mylan’s business model for the EpiPen, a medical technologies expert and a Seattle doctor have been physically taking apart the auto-injectors to find out exactly how the device has changed since Mylan acquired it, NBC News reported. Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified last week that it invested more than $1 billion enhancing the product,...

  • Mexico April 15, 2015 2:57 pm

    “Entopreneurs” Feed Growing Appetite for Edible Insects

    They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. These upstarts are trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can be produced with less land, food and water than other...

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