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Little Data to Support Wearable Device Health Benefits

A review of published research since 2000 shows little evidence to support claims of beneficial health outcomes from the use of wearable devices like smart watches or wristbands, at least not yet. . . . → Read More: Little Data to Support Wearable Device Health Benefits

FDA to Release More Accessible Clinical Trial Data

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to make available in a more user-friendly format details from clinical trials of new drugs approved by the agency. . . . → Read More: FDA to Release More Accessible Clinical Trial Data

First MERS Virus Treatment Found Safe

An experimental treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, infections made from antibodies produced in cattle is shown in a clinical trial to be safe for patients. . . . → Read More: First MERS Virus Treatment Found Safe

Ingestible Sensors Measure Gases in Stomach, Gut

Researchers in Australia created a sensing device packed in a standard-size drug capsule that measures gas concentrations in the digestive tract in real time. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Sensors Measure Gases in Stomach, Gut

Celgene Acquires Cancer Drug Start-Up in $7B Deal

The biopharmaceutical company Celgene Corp. is acquiring Impact Biomedicines Inc., a developer of drugs to treat a type of blood-related cancer, in a deal valued as much as $7 billion. . . . → Read More: Celgene Acquires Cancer Drug Start-Up in $7B Deal

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

Trial Testing Biomarkers as Brain Injury Diagnostics

A clinical trial is underway in Finland testing the ability to detect traumatic brain injuries with simple blood, urine, and saliva tests. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Biomarkers as Brain Injury Diagnostics

Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

A clinical trial shows a non-invasive technique that translates and feeds back brain waves as audio tones reduces PTSD symptoms in current and former military personnel for 6 months. . . . → Read More: Audio-Brain Stimulation Shown to Reduce PTSD Symptoms

FDA Clears Targeted Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a device that sends high doses of radiation to cancerous breast tissue while sparing healthy tissue nearby. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Targeted Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects

Catheter for chemotherapy (Rhoda Baer, National Cancer Institute)

21 December 2017. A group of cancer patients was able to monitor the severity of effects of their chemotherapy with built-in sensors on smartphones and fitness trackers. Results of the clinical study, led by researchers at University of Pittsburgh, appear in the 19 December issue of . . . → Read More: Phone Sensors Shown to Monitor Chemotherapy Effects