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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
HHS trend scan will signal potential health IT breakthroughs
The Health and Human Services Department plans to develop and maintain a continuous scan of current and emerging...
Study says thousands get unneeded heart devices
Doctors are implanting high-tech heart defibrillators in thousands of people who probably do not need them, a new...
AT&T, Vitality offer wireless pill caps
AT&T announced that it will be partnering with Vitality to sell Vitality GlowCaps on Amazon.com. The AT&T...
Simple blood test to reveal cancer at low levels
Harvard University medical researchers are developing a new test to make monitoring cancer in patients easier and...
A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
A pinpoint beam strays invisibly, harming instead of healing
Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is one of the fastest-growing radiation therapies, a technological innovation...
Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear
Facial prosthetics ---made to counter damage from cancer, trauma, birth defects --- haven't gained the attention of...
Cooling caps tested to help cancer patients keep hair
A handful of San Francisco breast cancer patients are donning frigid skullcaps to test a device designed to keep hair...
Doctors question journal articles
Over the last decade, a small group of prominent surgeons from around the country has been enlisted by medical...